About Joffe Law, P.A.
Federal criminal cases require the help of an experienced attorney who has very specialized knowledge of the federal court system. Unlike state crimes, federal offenses often carry mandatory minimum sentences and harsher penalties. David Joffe is an experienced federal defense attorney in Fort Lauderdale. Joffe Law brings the expertise he has acquired over the course of more than 35 years of representing defendants in federal trials, appellate court, and post-conviction. We have handled more than 1,200 federal cases to date.
Fraud offenses have a large range of potential outcomes. While federal fraud is usually charged as a felony, it is possible for a defendant to be charged with a misdemeanor in some instances. Misdemeanor offenses carry a maximum sentence of one year in prison while a felony fraud conviction may result in a minimum sentence of one year in prison. Apart from a prison sentence, people who are convicted on a federal fraud charge are often ordered to pay fines and restitution. Fines associated with federal fraud may range from an individual being ordered to pay hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars if a corporate entity is involved. Restitution payments are made by convicted perpetrators and go directly to fraud victims to make them whole.
Examples of fraud charges include:
Drug trafficking and drug defense
Drug offenses can be charged within the state or federal criminal court systems. There are a few reasons a drug crime (like drug trafficking) may be charged as a federal offense:
- the defendant is accused of crossing state lines while in possession of a controlled substance
- the defendant is suspected of committing a drug offense on national land
- a federal agency investigated the incident
Fort Lauderdale receives a high volume of visitors and tourists throughout the year. An action as simple as entering the state while possessing drugs can quickly become a federal criminal court matter. Moreover, courts follow mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines in federal drug cases, unless an exception is granted. Therefore, people who are convicted of a federal drug charge may face a minimum of 10 years in federal prison for most federal drug offenses. Joffe Law represents individuals who are facing federal drug charges in Fort Lauderdale. We defend those who are facing severe penalties by fighting for a favorable outcome.
White collar crimes
A white collar charge can threaten your freedom and your professional reputation. These offenses are non-violent in nature and generally relate to financial schemes. Anyone can be charged with a white collar crime though defendants are most often financial professionals, non-profit organization owners, and public officials. Examples of white collar crimes are:
These offenses are enforced by the FBI, the IRS, and in some cases, the SEC. There are several other crimes that fall under the white collar category. If convicted, Fort Lauderdale white collar crime defendants may be sentenced to prison time and ordered to pay fines and restitution. Joffe Law defends individuals who are accused of white collar offenses in the Fort Lauderdale area.
Sex crimes in Fort Lauderdale
A sex crime accusation can cause immeasurable embarrassment, cause job loss, and even threaten your safety in the community. Whether you have been formally charged or if you are under investigation, call us. We represent individuals who are accused of child pornography and other federal sex crimes.
The stakes are much higher for those who face federal charges. Federal court defendants need a lawyer who has a proven track record of consistently rising to the challenge and winning. Contact Joffe Law, P.A. today to receive a free, confidential case evaluation.