federal criminal law
If you are charged with a crime by a federal agency, such as the F.B.I., Secret Service or A.T.F, your case will be heard in the United States District Court. Examples of federal crimes include:
- Securities Fraud
- Mail Fraud
- Wire Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Medicare/Medicaid Fraud
- Sale of Large Amounts of Narcotics
- RICO Violations
Federal laws carry severe prison sentences and other serious penalties such as major fines, forfeitures and loss of civil rights. Federal courts have their own set of rules and procedures. Most criminal lawyers are not equipped to represent clients in that forum. Mr. Nadel has extensive experience in federal court having represented clients accused of many of the above crimes since his admission to those courts in 1976.
In a case where the defendant pleaded guilty to mail fraud, the judge was going to sentence him to 2 years in jail. Lloyd appealed the judge's determination at the sentencing hearing and had the judge reversed, creating new law. Based upon the ruling of the appeals court, the judge was required to sentence the defendant to probation.
In a prosecution where the Government was initially seeking the death penalty in a gang murder case, Mr Nadel convinced the Government to change its position and not recommend capital punishment. He then convinced the prosecutor to offer a plea where the defendant would be sentenced to less than 20 years on a murder-conspiracy charge.
Finally, in a case where the defendant was charged with a weapons offense that carried a 30 year prison sentence, Lloyd convinced the Assistant United States Attorney to offer a plea to a weapons charge that carried a 10 year maximum.