Federal Crimes

Any time the federal government gets involved with a criminal case, the seriousness of the situation quickly increases. The federal government doesn’t involve themselves with minor cases, or cases they don’t think they can win. Going up against the feds can be a very intimidating experience, so you will want a talented group of attorneys on your side. Call Sumner & Associates today to speak with our team regarding your situation and to find out what we can offer your defense.


Crimes against the federal government itself, or crimes that cross state line, may be prosecuted by the feds instead of by the local authorities. If that is the case, you will have to prepare yourself for a serious battle. Among the possible crimes that can be prosecuted at the federal level include –


  • Federal tax fraud
  • Social security fraud
  • Internet or website crime
  • Mail fraud
  • Bank fraud
  • Interstate drug trafficking
  • Mortgage fraud


The penalties for being convicted of a federal crime as among the most significant possible under the law. Fines can land in the millions of dollars, prison time is often significant, and you can have many restrictions placed on you for the rest of your life. For example, failing to return a tax return each year to the federal government can potentially equal up to a year in prison and as much as $25,000 in fines. As the severity of the crimes goes up, so do the punishments.


Call our office today for a free consultation regarding your federal charges. Our team is ready to dig in and go to work for you in this very serious matter. We look forward to your call.