Federal Charges

If you’ve received a target letter or subject letter from the U.S. Attorney’s Office (the federal prosecutor) chances are they suspect you of committing a federal crime.

Federal crimes are not like state crimes.  Federal prosecutors have a lot more power to charge someone since federal laws are way more broad and vague than state laws.  The federal government can seize your property (including your money) in certain circumstances before they even convict you.

Many federal crimes like the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO Act) and the Continuing Criminal Enterprise law are have stiff prison sentences that go along with them.  Unlike in the state system, there is no chance of parole.  If you’re convicted of a federal crime and sentenced to prison you will have to serve the majority of your sentence before you’re released.

If you or a loved one has received a “target” or “subject” letter from the United States Attorney, or have been charged with a federal crime, it is extremely important to speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.  Mr. Roughton is available to speak with you any day, night, weekend, or holiday about you or your loved one’s charges.  His office number is (919) 908-0230.