Federal Criminal Defense

Olson Law Firm is experienced and has what it takes to help guide you through the legal process at the federal level.

  • Crime that takes place on federal land or involves federal officers.
  • Crime where the defendant crosses state lines
  • Crime where the criminal conduct crosses state lines.
  • Immigration and customs violations.
  • To defraud a financial institution; or
  • Obtain money, funds, credits, assets, securities, or other property owned by, or under the custody of a financial institution. Done by the means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises.
  • United States Code: 18 U.S. §Code 1344
  • The term Fraud includes any following scheme:      – To obtain money or property under false pretenses; or     

        – To sell, distribute, exchange, supply, or use counterfeits. 

  • Mail fraud is committed when one of the above schemes involves the mailing of something associated with the fraud.
  • Mail fraud is not only limited to the USPS, it also includes any fraudulent mail being sent through private and or commercial interstate carriers.
  • United States Code: 18 U.S. Code §1341
  • It is illegal for one to knowingly and intentionally do the following:
     – Manufacture, distribute, dispense or possess with intent to manufacture, distribute or dispense a controlled substance; or
     –  To create, distribute, dispense, or possess with intent to distribute or dispense a counterfeit substance.
  • Drug charges are moved to the federal level if:

      – The drug offense took place on federal property
      – Crossed state lines or it involved importing drugs in the country
      – The crime is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
     – The offense is related to organised crime
     – Involves the sale of large drug quantities
     – Offense involves transporting drugs through a mail carrier
     – The offense or person was discovered through a federal informant. 

United States Code: 21 U.S. Code §841