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Plano Federal Crimes Lawyer

Trust Bill Stovall to Effectively Handle Your Case

If you have been charged with a federal crime in Plano or throughout the United States, turn to the Law Offices of Bill J. Stovall for effective legal representation. Bill Stovall has the knowledge and skill to defend your rights and freedom in the Federal District Courts throughout the State of Texas. As a former Dallas County Prosecutor, Bill Stovall has developed, through extensive trial experience, the necessary skills and determination to be the advocate you need.

Contact a Plano federal crime attorney at (214) 972-0004 to discuss your legal options during a free consultation.

Types of Federal Charges

The Law Offices of Bill J. Stovall stands ready to represent clients facing all types of federal charges, including:

  • Conspiracy
  • Drug possession, trafficking, and distribution
  • White collar crimes
  • Embezzlement
  • Money laundering
  • Wire and mail fraud
  • RICO Actions
  • Perjury
  • Fraud
  • Extortion
  • Credit card fraud
  • Forgery
  • Computer crimes
  • Internet fraud/theft
  • Computer hacking
  • Bank robbery
  • Kidnapping

What is the Difference Between Federal & State Crimes?

While there are certain similarities between state and federal criminal cases, there are also some significant differences. For starters, federal criminal investigations are usually conducted by federal law enforcement agencies. Some of the most familiar federal agencies include the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Postal Service, and the Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS). These agencies have nearly unlimited resources at their disposal when seeking a conviction against someone.

Federal cases also function based on federal sentencing guidelines and mandatory minimum penalties. In most cases, the penalties for offenses prosecuted at the federal level are more severe than those at the state level. This is especially true for cases involving drug trafficking and child pornography.

When Is a Crime Tried at the Federal Level?

A federal crime is any offense that violates federal law or which is carried out over multiple states. Sometimes crimes that would otherwise be tried at the state level are prosecuted at the federal level because of their increased severity. Some of the most common cases tried in a federal court include mail fraud, IRS violations, immigration violations, kidnapping, drug trafficking, destruction of mailboxes, and counterfeiting.

In order for a federal court to have jurisdiction over a case, the crime must meet one of the following conditions:

  • It falls under a constitutional grant of authority
  • It impacts interstate commerce
  • It occurred on land that is owned or controlled by the federal government

Dedicated to Your Success

The Law Offices of Bill J. Stovall is here to provide the aggressive advocacy you require to beat your federal charges. As soon as you become aware that you are being investigated by a federal agency, reach out to Bill Stovall. He is ready to carefully investigate your case and prepare a strategic defense to get your charges dismissed.

Call (214) 972-0004 or contact the firm online to begin working with an experienced federal crime lawyer.

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    Bill J. Stovall

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    The Law Offices of Bill J. Stovall is devoted to representing citizens who have been accused, investigated or charged with crimes at both the State and Federal level. Bill J. Stovall understands both the challenge and the honor that comes through the representation of those individuals and the impact it may have on them and their families. Our office has a reputation for defending with compassion, intelligence, and imagination. Bill J. Stovall is a preeminent Dallas, Texas criminal defense ...
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Why Choose the Law Offices of Bill J. Stovall?

  • Former Prosecutor
  • Over 20 Years of Legal Experience
  • Responsive Communication
  • Driven to Achieve a Successful Outcome

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