Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer in Houston

Title 18 Crimes Defended in Houston

Title 18 refers to the code used by the federal government of the United States to deal with federal crimes and the criminal procedures involved in the prosecution of these crimes. All crimes dealt with at the federal level are covered under Title 18. If you are facing charges of a Title 18 crime, you need to contact a Houston federal criminal defense attorney right away. Our firm, Guy L. Womack & Associates, P.C. has extensive experience successfully defending clients at the federal level as well as the state level.

Although there are thousands of crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of federal court, most of them can be categorized into the following groups:

  • Drug trafficking and manufacturing
  • Immigration violations
  • Tax violations
  • Sex crimes
  • Mail and wire fraud, including internet crimes
  • Gun violations
  • Money laundering
  • Kidnapping
  • Counterfeiting
  • Hate crimes
  • Any crime committed on federal property

Some crimes only violate the statutes of the state in which they are committed, while others are offenses listed under Title 18 and come under federal jurisdiction. As such, crimes can either be prosecuted at the state level, the federal level, or both. When the crime is a federal crime, it is usually being managed or investigated by a federal agency, such as the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), the FBI and other federal agencies.

Quality Representation for Title 18 Charges in Houston

Defending a Title 18 offense in federal court requires experience and a working knowledge of defending federal charges. These types of offenses carry with them, in most cases, much harsher penalties than those that are filed in state court. The attorneys at our firm, who are fluent in both English and Spanish, can be trusted to provide the best defense possible. Contact the firm today.