Los Angeles Defense Attorney Specializing in Federal Crimes

If you are under investigation or charged with a federal crime, the stakes are high. Federal offenses carry significant penalties and require a knowledgeable defense. At The Law Offices of Arash Hashemi, we specialize in federal criminal defense. Our experience spans a range of federal cases, including complex offenses like drug trafficking.

Attorney Arash Hashemi brings a decade of experience in federal courtrooms, providing clients with informed and strategic defense. Our office is committed to understanding the specific details of your case and ensuring your rights are upheld throughout the legal process.

What Is A Federal Crime?

A federal crime is an offense that violates the laws established by the federal government of the United States. Unlike state crimes, which breach state laws, federal crimes are governed by federal legislation and are handled in federal courts. These offenses often involve matters that cross state boundaries or national borders, or crimes against federal institutions. Federal crimes are investigated by federal agencies such as the FBI, DEA, or ATF and prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s office. The penalties for federal crimes can be severe, often involving longer prison sentences and larger fines compared to similar state offenses.





    Differences Between California Federal Courts and State Criminal Courts

    Federal Courts in California differ from State Criminal Courts in several key aspects. Federal Courts handle cases involving federal laws, including those related to the U.S. Constitution, federal statutes, and treaties, as well as cases with parties from different states or countries, or where the United States is a party. They follow the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, which are often more formal and stringent than state procedures. Investigations in these courts are typically conducted by federal agencies like the FBI, DEA, or ATF. On the other hand, State Criminal Courts deal with violations of state laws, such as theft, assault, and murder, and are governed by the California Penal Code. These cases are usually investigated by local or state law enforcement agencies. The procedural rules in State Criminal Courts are set by state law, which can vary significantly from federal procedures.

    Types of Federal Crimes We Defend

    Federal crimes are offenses that breach federal statutes and are typically investigated by federal agencies, prosecuted by the U.S. Justice Department, and adjudicated in federal district courts. The federal criminal justice system may also assert jurisdiction in cases where the alleged crime involved crossing state lines.

    Federal offenses, particularly drug-related crimes, often carry severe penalties. For instance, selling a cocaine mixture weighing between 500 and 4,999 grams can result in a sentence of up to 40 years in federal prison. Moreover, individuals with two or more prior convictions could face life imprisonment. Among the commonly prosecuted federal offenses are:

    • Kidnapping
    • Tax Evasion
    • Bank Robbery
    • Interstate Gambling
    • White Collar Crimes
    • Interstate Sex Trafficking
    • Drug Trafficking
    • Money Laundering
    • Mail and Internet Fraud

    Federal crimes are subject to detailed investigations that can last for extended periods. If you think you might be the target of an investigation by the FBI or any other federal agency, it’s important to act quickly to defend your rights. Our law office specializes in federal criminal defense and is ready to provide the legal support you need during these investigations.

    Contact Our Los Angeles Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Today

    Expert Federal Crimes Defense in Los Angeles
    Defending Your California Rights in Federal Court

    For over a decade, Los Angeles Criminal DefenseAttorney Arash Hashemi has been dedicated to defending clients against federal charges. To discuss your case with our attorney, please contact our office at (310) 448-1529 or schedule a consultation online. We are committed to prompt communication, ensuring we return calls and emails swiftly.

    Our office is strategically located in the Westside Towers in West Los Angeles, easily accessible from Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Westwood. We offer flexible office hours to accommodate your needs and are prepared to visit you in jail for case discussions.





      11845 W Olympic Blvd #520, Los Angeles, CA 90064

      Monday—Friday: 8:30AM–5:00PM

      (310) 448-1529