About Joffe Law, P.A.
Facing a federal charge can mean potentially going to prison for decades and being ordered to pay large fines. In addition to incarceration and financial penalty, a federal conviction can be severely damaging to the individual’s reputation and future prospects of having a career. David Joffe specializes in representing individuals who are accused of federal crimes in Tampa. With more than 1,200 cases handled, he brings a wealth of experience and expertise each time he enters the courtroom on a defendant’s behalf.
Federal sex crimes / child pornography defense
Federal sex crimes are usually of an especially violent or exploitative nature. For that reason, people who are falsely accused of a federal sex crime can lose their family, friends, and reputation even if they are acquitted. Most of these offenses involve crimes against children, trafficking, kidnapping, death, or an aggravated degree of violence. Joffe Law can help individuals who have been accused or who are under investigation for a sex crime. We provide legal defense in child pornography cases and other federal criminal court cases that are of a sexual nature.
White collar crimes in Tampa
White collar crimes are not violent crimes. Nevertheless, these crimes carry steep penalties. People who are convicted of a white collar offense may be sentenced to federal prison or ordered to pay hundreds of thousands in fines and restitution, depending on the magnitude of the case. Defendants in white collar criminal cases are most often public figures and people who work in financial fields. The federal RICO statute makes it easier for individuals who are knowingly or unknowingly affiliated with businesses and organizations that engage in a pattern of criminal activities to be charged with a federal crime. Joffe Law represents individuals and business entities in Tampa that are accused of white collar offenses. We will work diligently to establish your defense and protect your professional reputation throughout the process.
Federal drug defense
Federal drug charges carry the potential of stiffer penalties. Federal drug crimes have minimum mandatory sentencing guidelines. Therefore, if someone is convicted on a federal drug charge, the judge will sentence the individual to a minimum number of years in prison unless there is an exception. Most federal drug charges carry a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years. When an individual’s freedom is at stake due to a federal drug charge, only an experienced federal defense lawyer will fit the bill. We have more than 35 years of experience providing legal defense in federal court cases.
There are several types of fraud that are classified as federal crimes. Examples include:
- securities fraud
- tax fraud
- medicare fraud
Most federal fraud charges are felony charges, which may lead to sentencing of a minimum of one or more years in prison. In certain cases, the defendant may be charged with a misdemeanor and be sentenced to less than one year behind bars. People who are convicted of federal fraud may be ordered to pay tens of thousands in fines in addition to paying restitution to compensate victims for their losses. We are available to represent individuals who are facing a federal fraud charge in Tampa.
If you or a loved one has been accused of a federal crime, contact Joffe Law. Our Tampa federal defense lawyer has the legal training and first-hand knowledge and experience you need on your side. We represent defendants at trial and in appeals after conviction. Get in touch with us today to request a free, confidential case evaluation.