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Federal Criminal Charges Defense Attorney Serving the Eastern District of Tennessee

Knox County Federal Charges Criminal Defense Lawyer

Lawyer in Knoxville for Clients Facing Federal Criminal Charges

When a crime is investigated by an agency of the federal government, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), any arrests and charges that result will usually be filed in federal court. Federal crimes are typically considered to be more serious than state-level charges, and the penalties associated with a conviction are often more severe as well.

At the Knox County law firm of Jeffrey Coller, Knoxville Criminal Defense Attorney, we know that being accused of a federal offense can be frightening and overwhelming. If you have been charged with a federal crime, our team is ready to help you limit the damage to your future.

Tennessee Attorney Practicing in United States District Court

Compared to local and state law enforcement organizations, federal agencies tend to have substantially more resources at their disposal for the investigation and prosecution of criminal activities. It is not uncommon for a federal investigation to go on for months or even years before any suspects are arrested. By the time an arrest is made, investigators are likely to have compiled a great deal of evidence to support the arrest. If you are being investigated by any federal agency, it is important to contact an attorney immediately so that you can get the help you need in protecting your rights.

Attorney Jeffrey Coller and his team have the knowledge and skills to assist you in facing a wide range of federal criminal charges, including:

We can also help with asset forfeiture claims in cases where property was seized in connection with alleged illegal activity.

Protecting Your Future

One of the most notable differences between federal charges and those that are handled at the state level is the federal requirement for mandatory minimum prison sentences when a defendant is convicted. Mandatory minimum prison sentences apply for many different offenses, including most drug charges. We will ensure that you fully understand the charges against you and the possible consequences of a conviction. Our team will also do everything possible to help you avoid a conviction and protect your rights.

Helping Clients Charged With Committing Crimes in a National Park

The state of Tennessee is home to a number of national parks and other recreational areas owned by the federal government, including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cades Cove, and Cherokee National Forest. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail also cuts through the northeast corner of the state. Many people do not realize, however, that illegal activity on federal property, including national parks and trails, may be prosecuted at the federal level. This means that if you are arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) or drug possession in a national park, you could be facing federal criminal charges and penalties.

At the firm of Jeffrey Coller, Knoxville Criminal Defense Attorney, we are fully up to date on the laws that address crimes in national parks, and we are ready to put our experience to work for you. We will provide the guidance and representation you need, no matter how serious the charges against you may be.

Contact Our Knoxville Federal Crimes Defense Lawyer

If you are currently under investigation by a federal agency or you have been charged with a federal crime, contact our office right away. Do not answer questions or sign any documents before speaking to our federal crimes defense attorney. Call 865-281-1000 for a free, confidential consultation today. Our firm serves clients in Knoxville, Farragut, Mascot, Union County, Blount County, Anderson County, Campbell County, Knox County, and throughout eastern Tennessee.

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