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Orlando Federal Charges Lawyer

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Anyone who is arrested for, charged with, or under investigation for a federal crime in Florida should seek capable and aggressive legal counsel right away. The federal justice system is generally far more unforgiving than the state justice system, which means those accused may face extremely serious punishment if found guilty. At Adams & Luka, our Orland federal defense attorneys have the skill, experience, and dedicated approach necessary to successfully fight on behalf of clients who have been arrested or charged with such crimes as bank fraud, counterfeiting, money laundering, wire fraud, public corruption, Internet fraud, drug crimes, tax evasion, and more. We know that a conviction for a federal crime may result not only in severe criminal penalties, but damage to your career, reputation, and other areas of your life. Ultimately, a guilty verdict could result in years of incarceration, lost assets, and a ruined professional reputation or loss or a professional license. Our job is to protect you from both criminal penalties, and other serious consequences.

Some examples of federal charges include, but are not limited to:

  • Bank fraud
  • Bankruptcy fraud
  • Child pornography
  • Computer crimes
  • Counterfeiting
  • Drug offenses
  • Embezzlement
  • Internet fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Public corruption
  • Racketeering (RICO)
  • Tax evasion
  • Weapons charges
  • Wire fraud

If you have been accused of a federal crime or are currently under investigation, it is vital that you seek legal counsel with a seasoned Orlando federal criminal defense lawyer immediately.

Defenses to Federal Charges in Florida

Many crimes charged at the federal level are white collar crimes. In these types of cases, absence of intent and entrapment are common defense strategies used by defense lawyers to protect the defendant from a conviction. In other cases involving weapons charges, child pornography, or drug crimes, your attorney will work to challenge the evidence, review your case to determine whether mistakes may have been made by police, and find evidence or witnesses which may be beneficial in supporting your innocence. In every criminal case, the state must prove specific elements of a crime. If each and every element cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, you cannot be found guilty.

Here is one example of what must be proven by prosecutors in order for a defendant to be convicted of bankruptcy fraud:

  • A bankruptcy proceeding existed,
  • the property or assets belonged to the estate proclaiming bankruptcy,
  • the defendant hid property/assets from trustees, custodians, creditors, or other individuals/entities responsible for management of the property,
  • the defendant guarded the assets in a manner that was intentional or fraudulent

Our Orlando federal criminal defense attorneys work vigorously to develop a solid and effective defense strategy depending on the facts of your case, always focusing on securing the best possible outcome. It is important to note that many federal offenses overlap; for instance, a person may be charged with tax evasion and bank fraud, both white collar crimes.

Criminal Penalties for Federal Charges in Orlando & Central Florida

The criminal penalties an individual may face if found guilty of money laundering, drug crimes, embezzlement, counterfeiting, or other federal crimes depend on the offense, the defendant's criminal history, and other factors. Penalties may include substantial prison time or even life in prison, steep fines, restitution, a permanent criminal record, or even required registration as a sex offender in crimes such as child pornography. Essentially, your life as you know it today could be destroyed. A permanent criminal record will affect current and future employment, housing opportunities, student financial aid, and more.

Contact Adams & Luka Now

Although many federal charges are related to financial/white collar crimes, some are related to drug trafficking and sex crimes. Without capable legal counsel, your future, reputation, career, and freedom are literally in jeopardy. White collar crimes often incur penalties that are just as serious as those involving violence. At Adams & Luka, our Orlando federal criminal defense attorneys have the skill, experience, knowledge, and dedication essential to making a difference in the outcome. Protect your future, legal rights, and freedom by calling us now for a free consultation at (407) 872-0307 or (352) 787-2101.

Client Reviews

I would like thank my attorney Thomas Luka. I knew from the beginning I had the right guy in my corner. While celebrating with family and friends at a Public Park in Seminole County, a fight broke out among various people. Myself, and a good friend, broke up the fight and the instigators left. Six months later, I was wrongly accused as the person who started the fight. The first attorney I hired could not even get a response from the State Attorney handling the case. Someone referred me to Tom and I felt comfortable at his demeanor and reactions.

After conversations with Tom, who knew I would settle for nothing less than a FULL DISMISSAL due to my innocence, I hired him. His firm of Adams and Luka did the due diligence by interviewing witnesses and the police who were on the scene, as well as starting a dialogue with the State Attorney. After gathering statements from witnesses, Tom was able to present a strong argument on my behalf to the State Attorney on why the case should be dismissed. If the State Attorney was not willing to dismiss the case, Tom was ready to take the case to trial.

The result by Thomas Luka: Case Dismissed.

I am 53 years old with a spotless record and glad to keep it that way thanks to the time, effort, hard work, and professionalism of the Adams and Luka and Tom Luka.

Earl from Mesquite
Thomas Luka left a life-long great impression of lawyers. He was always professional, on time, and answered things honestly. From the start and during the 14 months it went on - Tom was very upfront and honest with me about the possible outcomes. The result was better than I had hoped for. Tom really over-delivered. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Marcela Giorgi
Adams and Luka were very professional and savvy in the courtroom. When you're in court with Mr. Luka you will think you have the best attorney there. I recommend this law firm. Pioneer Tech
Rich Adams is an outstanding criminal attorney. I have had the opportunity to refer several friends and clients to his practice for handling of criminal matters, and on every occasion he has produced an excellent result. Rich practices with attention to detail, a thorough knowledge of the law, and a passion to defend his clients. I will continue to refer clients to Rich Adams, and would strongly recommend him for your legal needs. Brian Pink