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Boise Law Firm Defends You in Federal Crime Prosecution

Advising clients during investigations, prosecutions and trials

If you have been arrested for a crime, you have the right to remain silent and to contact legal counsel. These inalienable rights are granted to you by our U.S. Constitution and apply in both state and federal cases. In addition, the government is prohibited from employing certain tactics, such as warrantless searches, wiretapping and seizures of property.

Founded in 2001, Gulstrom & Govia protects your rights during a federal investigation and prosecution. In addition to collecting exculpatory evidence, we also poke holes in the prosecutors’ case and seek to exclude improperly gathered evidence.

Who investigates and prosecutes federal crimes?

Federal criminal investigations fall under the jurisdiction of several U.S. agencies. Depending on the circumstances and nature of your case, any of the following agencies may be involved:

  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • U.S. Secret Service

The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) may also become involved in cases with an international aspect. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Idaho prosecutes federal crimes within the Boise area of Idaho.

What are federal crimes?

In some cases, the location of a crime determines its federal status, such as a crime committed on federal property or on an Indian reservation. Crimes occurring across state or national borders are under federal jurisdiction. Subject matter can also dictate the crime’s federal status. Crimes violating federal statutes include:

  • Bank robbery
  • Tax evasion
  • Counterfeiting U.S. dollars
  • Immigration crimes
  • Human trafficking
  • Drug trafficking
  • Mail fraud
  • Internet fraud
  • Fraud involving a federal program
  • Assault or battery of a U.S. official
  • Crimes involving aviation, planes and crews
  • Violations of the Endangered Species Act

Why should you contact our criminal defense lawyer at the investigation stage?

If you suspect that you are the target of a federal crimes investigation, trust your instincts because you probably are. By retaining our Boise criminal defense attorneys at the early stages of your investigation, you may avoid irreversible mistakes that help the prosecution. Having legal counsel present during interrogations is not an admission of guilt — a myth that too many innocent people unfortunately believe. Rather, it is your right under the law.

For determined representation in federal courts, contact our Boise criminal defense team

Learn more about how Gulstrom & Govia defends your rights in the U.S. courts if you have been charged with a federal crime.

To schedule your free consultation, contact us online or call 208-546-9933.

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