Charles G. White began defending people accused of Federal crimes in 1982 when he was appointed an Assistant Federal Defender for the Southern District of Florida, which includes the area on the southeast coast of Florida between Key West and Sebastian. This was during the Cocaine Cowboy era that was in full swing and Federal law enforcement and prosecution had targeted South Florida as the number one area of the country for Drug Smuggling and Distribution, Money Laundering, Racketeering, Counterfeiting, Gun Running, and the violent crimes, including murder, that accompanied them.
When Mr. White began his private practice in 1984, he continued to represent people accused of Federal crimes in South Florida, and around the United States. Over time, he has handled cases in the Federal Courts in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Detroit, Providence, Rhode Island, Mobile, Alabama, Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia, San Juan and Bayamon, Puerto Rico, as well as Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, and Ocala, Florida, and elsewhere.
Mr. White can practice in Federal Court because he has been a member of the Federal District Bar and Federal Trial Bar for the Southern District of Florida since 1981. He is also a member of the Federal District Bar for the Middle District of Florida, which includes Orlando, Tampa, Ocala, and Jacksonville. Due to his extensive experience in Federal Court, he is able to practice nationwide.
Mr. White has found that for the clients from South Florida who were indicted in other jurisdictions, having an attorney from home combined with the employment of appropriate local counsel can yield the most favorable balance between vigorously defending the case and understanding local customs and practices. His clients always know that they have someone to defend them who knows their family, business, and circumstances more than an attorney whose loyalty to the system in which he or she practices can, if the wrong attorney is hired, result in a less favorable outcome.
Every jurisdiction in the United States has a Federal and State Court system. Federal crimes are those crimes defined by Federal laws. State crimes are those crimes defined by State laws. Federal crimes can be State crimes that have an interstate nexis. For instance, a scheme to defraud that uses the U.S. mail, which includes Federal Express and U.P.S., or interstate telephone lines, including cellular, can be prosecuted in Federal Court as mail or wire fraud.
Federal crimes are prosecuted by either the local U.S. Attorney Offices or the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. They are investigated by Federal law enforcement agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the U.S. Secret Service, and the U.S. Postal Inspector’s Office. The Federal Government has vast investigative and prosecutorial power, and unlimited resources.
Anyone accused of a Federal crime must have a defense attorney who is familiar with the methods and means used to prosecute these crimes as well as the special laws governing both the constitutional rights of the accused as well as the rules of procedure in Federal Court.
In addition, the penalties for violating Federal crimes are governed by the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, a large number of minimum mandatory sentencing provisions and career offender enhancements. Knowledge of Federal sentencing law is necessary to competently represent someone accused of a Federal crime. This knowledge is essential whether the client decides to go to trial or attempts to negotiate a settlement of his case.
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If you or someone you know is accused of a Federal crime, it is imperative that you work with an attorney who has experience in these cases. Charles G. White has represented hundreds of clients in Federal Courts throughout the United States. He has the experience and knowledge essential to obtain the best possible result. Charles G. White. He has over 34 years of experience with these types of cases and will defend you and your rights.