Houston Federal Criminal Defense
Charged with a federal offense in Houston, Texas or anywhere in the U.S.?
If your answer is yes, then chances are you will need an aggressive Houston federal criminal defense attorney on your side throughout the entire process. An attorney who will not only stand by your side, but will travel anywhere in Texas, the country, and even internationally to protect your rights during the hearing will be essential in fighting for your freedom.
At Guy L. Womack & Associates, P.C., the father son team is intimately familiar with all aspects of the law, including federal crimes and the correct procedure to properly defend a client. No matter what type of federal crime you are facing, there is a federal crime attorney at the firm that is prepared to carefully examine your case; the firm handles the following federal cases:
Computer and internet usage has become second nature for Americans. As such, the number of criminal accusations that involve computers or the internet has naturally risen dramatically in recent years.
Embezzlement refers to the act of dishonestly appropriating assets for the purpose of exerting unauthorized control over those assets. In Texas, embezzlement is covered under § 31.03 Theft, and can be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or a felony offense, it is also a common form of employee theft.
Federal Sex Crimes
Illegal sexual activity that warrants a federal investigation of the matter will naturally result in more severe penalties if the defendant is found guilty. Only the highest level of legal representation should be exercised if you have been accused of this type of crime.
Fraud is defined as intentional deception that is committed for financial gain or for the purpose of harming another person. Common fraudulent crimes include identity theft, credit card fraud, insurance fraud, health care fraud, mail fraud and telemarketing fraud.
Health Care Fraud
Health care fraud is a white collar crime that can be committed by the patient or the medical practitioner, and both involve defrauding the health care system or the insurance company. One way that practitioners commit this crime is by billing for services not rendered or changing the descriptions of services delivered.
In criminal law, kidnapping refers to the taking of someone against their will, and usually holding that person in false imprisonment or confinement without having lawful authority to do so. The perpetrator can hold someone for ransom, or in furtherance of another crime, or a parent can take their child from another parent in connection with a child custody dispute.
Whenever a crime crosses state lines it is categorized as a federal crime. When a person uses the United States postal service to further a crime involving fraudulent behavior, it is consider mail fraud. When a federal service such as the U.S. mail is used to commit a crime, it is prosecuted on the federal level.
Drug crimes such as trafficking and distribution are tried at the federal level when the importation or exportation of drugs is done between states or internationally. The penalties of a federally tried drug crime will be much more severe than those tried at the state level.
Weapons charges of a federal stature have been deemed dangerous enough to bypass state courts. This includes the distribution or sale of deadly weapons, among other offenses.
Not all crimes of violence will be handled at the federal level, but those that are face extremely harsh penalties. If you have been accused of terrorist threats, kidnapping or you have been classified as a serial offender, then it is safe to assume that your charge will land you in the hands of the federal law.
The complex processes involved with money laundering often involve a series of deceitful transactions that involve the financial accounts of many. For this reason, it is tried in the federal courts and punished severely.
Obstruction of Justice
When someone interferes with law enforcement or a criminal investigation or if they somehow prohibit the work of law enforcement or government officials, then it is categorized as obstruction of justice, which is criminalized under both state and federal statutes. Common examples of obstruction include providing a false alibi, tampering with witnesses, or retaliating against a victim or informant.
White Collar Crimes
White collar crimes are financially motivated nonviolent crimes that are often committed by white collar professionals during their course of work, but not always. Some white collar crimes include: money laundering, insurance fraud, mortgage fraud, identity theft and staged auto accidents.
Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
As a retired lieutenant colonel of Marines and former military judge, Guy Womack has made his reputation as one of the most respected defense attorneys in military, federal and state courts. After more than 20 years of teaching experiences in the military and at major universities, Mr. Womack is exceptionally knowledgeable in criminal law, and has passed on that knowledge to many others.
With an impressive list of case results in federal, military, and state cases, Mr. Womack is sure to fight for the rights of his clients, in and out of the court room. If you are in the face of an accusation or arrest, and you want to know your rights, do not cease to seek the help of an experienced and aggressive federal criminal defense attorney, no matter where your accusation or arrest takes place.
For more information on your rights after your federal criminal offense accusation, or to speak with Mr. Womack directly, please contact a federal criminal defense attorney at the firm today.