Fort Lauderdale Federal Crime Attorney
When most people think about criminal law, they think about local crimes and prosecution in a county or circuit court led by the local State Attorney. But there is an entirely separate federal criminal justice system with its own courts, judges, prosecutors and procedures. If you’re questioned, investigated or arrested for a federal crime, it’s essential to retain a lawyer with experience in federal criminal law.
- Federal Drug Crimes
- White Collar Crimes
- Asset Forfeiture
- Federal Appeals
- Interstate Crimes
- Steroid & HGH Charges
Bruce Udolf is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida with over 40 years of experience in the practice of criminal law. He has been defending clients in South Florida exclusively for more than twenty years and has the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to represent you if you are charged with a federal crime in Florida. Call Fort Lauderdale federal crime attorney Bruce L. Udolf, PA. for immediate assistance if you are being questioned or investigated for a federal crime, or if you have been arrested and charged with a federal offense in South Florida.
Why do I Need a Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer for Federal Crimes in Fort Lauderdale?
If you’ve been arrested for a federal crime, you aren’t dealing with local cops and Broward County prosecutors. Federal agencies such as the FBI, the IRS and the DEA hire the best and brightest lawyers and law enforcement officers to fill their ranks. Federal agents are highly trained officers who know federal criminal law and procedure inside and out. Additionally, federal agencies have seemingly limitless resources to expend on the investigation and prosecution of crime. They may take months to build a case, conducting surveillance and interviewing witnesses before going to the grand jury to secure an indictment. By the time you are arrested or learn of the investigation, the government may already have prepared a strong case against you.
Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer Bruce Udolf has been on the other side, working for the Department of Justice in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida. It’s easy for defendants and even experienced criminal defense attorneys to be intimidated when facing the weight of the federal government on the other side. At the Law Office of Bruce L. Udolf, P.A., we match the government lawyers in experience and knowledge of federal criminal law. Contact our office for help with any federal criminal charges in Fort Lauderdale, including:
- Financial and White Collar Crimes
- Drug Charges
- Weapons/Firearms Offenses
- Computer & Internet Crime
- Terrorism Charges
- Human Trafficking
- Alien Smuggling
- Bank Robbery
Federal Criminal Convictions Impose Severe Penalties
A conviction for a Florida criminal offense in Fort Lauderdale could land you in the Broward County Jail for up to a year, and for certain felonies, you could face years in a Florida state prison. On the other hand, a conviction for a federal criminal offense in Fort Lauderdale could put you in a federal penitentiary for as many as 30 years, and the government may seek to hit you with fines up to $250,000. In addition, the government frequently requires those convicted of white collar offenses to pay restitution to crime victims. Those convicted of drug crimes can expect to find their cars, boats, cash and anything of value rapidly seized and run through the government’s asset forfeiture system. In short, the penalties for federal crime are severe, so don’t waste your time or risk your life with anyone other than an experienced and successful Fort Lauderdale federal crime attorney.
Experienced Legal Help for Federal Criminal Matters in Fort Lauderdale
If you’ve been arrested for a Fort Lauderdale federal criminal offense, or if it has come to your attention that you are under investigation for a federal crime, call Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. for a confidential consultation and immediate assistance with the charges that are or may be filed against you.