Irvine-Based Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer Protecting Your Rights
Federal criminal defense is a very specialized area of law. Very few criminal defense attorneys practice in federal courts and even fewer have extensive experience in federal courts. Diane C. Bass has years of experience in federal court and has handled every type of federal criminal case. She has obtained extraordinary results for her clients, including dismissals. Ms. Bass has developed a solid reputation with federal prosecutors and judges, making her a tremendous asset to her clients. Ms. Bass is in federal court on a regular basis and frequently attends seminars and lectures in federal law, which keeps her up to date on all the latest developments.
If you are aware that you are under investigation by a federal agency like the FBI, DEA, ICE, IRS, or ATF, it is critical to hire an experienced federal criminal defense attorney immediately who can contact the U.S. Attorney’s office to attempt to work out a pre-indictment resolution of your case. Contacting the U.S. Attorney prior to the indictment can limit the charges you are faced with. Additionally, you can often avoid the humiliation of being arrested and can arrange to walk into a court of your own accord rather than in handcuffs.
What Practice Areas Do Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys Represent?
Federal criminal defense lawyers like Diane C. Bass provide legal representation to clients facing criminal charges for a number of types of crimes, including but not limited to:
- Anti-kickback statute violations. Similar to insider trading violations, this white-collar crime law prohibits remuneration from kickbacks and other forms of induced rewards.
- Bank fraud, check fraud, credit card fraud.
- Bribery and public corruption. Bribery of public officials is a very serious federal crime.
- Child pornography charges. The possession, distribution, or creation of pornographic materials featuring minors is strictly prohibited by the United States government.
- When one or more people are involved in a scheme, the crimes could be charged as conspiracies.
- Domestic violence and other violent crimes. Forcible rape, aggravated assault, bank robbery, and certain specific murder or manslaughter charges may be considered federal crimes.
- Embezzlement on a federal level.
- Federal crimes for sex offenses. Sexual abuse or the exploitation of a minor and any aggravated or particularly violent sexual assault can be a federal crime.
- Federal drug crimes. Sales of large quantities of drugs, transporting illegal drugs across state lines or national borders, and drug crimes while in the possession of a deadly weapon can be charged as federal crimes.
- Forgery and counterfeiting charges.
- Healthcare or Medicare insurance fraud. The Department of Health and Human Services takes criminal activity which seeks to defraud healthcare benefit programs very seriously.
- Mail fraud.
- Stark Law violations. This is similar to the anti-kickback statute, except Stark Law is expressly for certain health care professionals and physicians.
- Tax crimes. Whether you are accused of avoiding taxes or the intent to commit tax fraud, the IRS will aggressively pursue federal charges.
- White-collar crimes like money laundering and securities fraud.
- Wire fraud and internet-related crimes.
- Workers’ compensation fraud.
No matter how convinced prosecutors and federal agents may be of your complicity in federal crimes, everyone is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Even if the evidence is stacked against you, a conviction is not always a sure thing. When faced with violations of state law or federal law, criminal defense lawyers can be your greatest ally in and out of federal courtrooms. If the Federal Bureau of Investigation is filing federal charges against you, your business, or someone you care about, it is vitally important that you seek legal representation experienced in federal cases and criminal law.
Attorney Diane C. Bass has represented some of Southern California’s most high-profile, high-stakes criminal defense cases. If you are facing federal investigation or arrest, please contact the law firm of Ms. Bass to schedule your free consultation today. Every individual case is unique; however, the Law Office of Diane C. Bass has years of experience providing clients with a successful criminal defense. Ms. Bass prides herself on creating a healthy attorney-client relationship that a client can put their trust in when dealing with legal issues in criminal law.
Can Cooperation Help Those Charged with Federal Crimes?
You may be able to significantly reduce your sentence in a federal case if you are willing to provide the government with information about the offense with which you are charged. This is known as “cooperation”.
If you have information about other individuals involved with either the offense for which you are charged or other crimes, the U. S. Attorney’s office can recommend that the court significantly reduce your sentence if the cooperation you provided was substantial. If you wish to cooperate with the U.S. Attorney’s office or any federal agency, you must always have an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer with you.
In What Ways Could Criminal Defense Lawyers Help Your Federal Crimes Case?
The federal government’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigates crimes and fraud relating to the misuse of healthcare and human services programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, and the Department of Labor.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is primarily in charge of pursuing federal charges against those who have violated the law in cases of terrorism, online crimes, organized crime, public corruption, drug trafficking, and other drug crimes.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) investigates instances of white-collar crime like tax crimes, money laundering, securities fraud, and mortgage fraud. Sometimes the IRS and the FBI work in concert with one another in a federal investigation.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is in charge of the investigation into major drug crimes. Federal agents for the DEA police and enforce drug trafficking, illegal street drugs, and the federal crime of the unlawful distribution of opioids by licensed professionals.
Though every individual case is unique, it is important to understand that the federal government employs aggressive lawyers as prosecutors and will often pursue the maximum penalty for those convicted of committing federal crimes. If their lawyers are aggressive on the offense, then you need federal criminal defense attorneys who will fight just as aggressively in defense of your legal rights.
As your legal representation, the Law Office of Diane C. Bass will offer an attorney-client relationship that seeks to keep you involved at every stage of your criminal defense. Attorney Diane C. Bass will attempt to provide a defense to the criminal charges which raise reasonable doubt, calls witness testimony into question, establishes possible mistaken identity, and other unique strategies which could help see charges dropped and a case dismissed before it ever goes to trial.
If you are in need of a criminal defense law firm that understands the complexities of federal cases, please contact the office of Diane C. Bass. Located in Irvine, CA, the attorney offers a free consultation to new clients looking to better understand their legal options in the case of a federal crime.
What Can You Expect When I Go to Federal Court or State Court?
If you’ve been charged or believe you will be charged with a federal or state crime, this is an upsetting, frustrating, and confusing time for you and your family. Ms. Bass understands this and is there to help you understand the unique challenges you will face with your case. From handling bail in both state and federal cases to sentencing, she is there to walk with you every step of the way.
Diane C. Bass is commonly thought of as one of the premier defense attorneys in Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Diego, Riverside, and Irvine, CA, but helps clients in federal cases nationwide as well. If you are in need of legal services relating to federal criminal charges, please do not hesitate to reach out to Ms. Bass. The sooner your attorney has a chance to start building a defense, the better your chances of escaping jail time and severe financial penalties.
Ms. Bass has handled many cases in federal courts, and she has obtained excellent results for her clients. Contact her today for your free consultation. 949-494-7011.