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Federal Crimes

In the United States a federal crime or federal offense is a crime that is either made illegal by U.S. federal law or occurs on U.S. federal property.

Types of federal offenses
Federal offenses can include:

  • Antitrust Violations
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Criminal Enterprises
  • Immigration Offenses
  • Computer and Internet Fraud
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Extortion
  • Wire Fraud
  • Phone and Telemarketing Fraud
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Healthcare Fraud
  • Environmental Law Violations
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Mail Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Government Fraud
  • Tax Evasion
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Financial Fraud
  • Securities Fraud
  • Insider Trading
  • Alien Smuggling
  • Perjury
  • False Statement
  • Drug Offenses
  • Bribery
  • Kickbacks
  • Counterfeiting
  • Public Corruption
  • Money Laundering
  • Embezzlement
  • Economic Espionage
  • Trade Secret Theft

Important differences between federal and state cases
Federal criminal law and procedure differ from Wisconsin’s state court system. First, the U.S. Attorney (not the State Attorney) prosecutes federal crimes. These crimes are investigated by any of the federal law enforcement agencies such as the FBI, DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration), the Secret Service, the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, and others. Additionally, if convicted, a defendant will be sentenced to custody of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons (not the state Department of Corrections)

In contrast to state criminal cases, most federal cases begin with a federal agent contacting the defendant to conduct a voluntary interview. Unfortunately, either through fear or ignorance, most defendants proceed to speak with the agent without consulting with an attorney. This is almost always a mistake. If you or someone you love has been approached by a federal agent, contact Mr. Hunt immediately for a legal consultation at 414-225-0111 or   or email him at [email protected].

PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE – Most cases handled for a flat fee – We accept bond assignments – No-charge initial consultation (1/2 hour maximum).


Hunt Law Group, S.C. is located in Milwaukee, WI and serves clients throughout Wisconsin.

Hunt Law Group, S.C. practices in the following areas: Federal, State and Municipal Trial Practice including Litigation, Criminal Defense, Felonies and Misdemeanors, Drugs, Narcotics, Sexual Misconduct, Assault, Domestic Violence, Traffic Violations, Driving While Intoxicated, Parole and Probation, Juvenile Law, Juvenile Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes, Drug Crimes, Murder.


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