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Work With an Attorney Who Understands the Federal Criminal Justice System

Federal charges for a violent crime are serious and come with aggressive punishments and penalties that can take away your freedom. If you are under investigation or arrested for a violent crime and face federal charges, you need to contact an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible to get started on your case.

Attorney David J.P. Kaloyanides has over 30 years of experience defending clients in Long Island and Los Angeles County against federal violent crime charges. As a California Board of Legal Specialization certified specialist in criminal law, he has served as lead counsel on over 400 federal cases. He will use his valuable experience and knowledge to build a defense on your behalf that protects your rights and freedom.

Using Board-Certified Experience to Help Protect You

Violent crimes, such as murder, battery and crimes involving firearms, are punished severely in California and across the United States. With immense resources at the government’s disposal, federal criminal investigations are intensive and thorough. As soon as federal authorities identify you as a suspect, they will start building a strong case against you.

Common federal violent crimes include:

  • Weapons charges
  • Murder and manslaughter
  • Assault
  • Sexual assault and rape
  • Armed robbery
  • Kidnapping
  • Racketeering offenses

A violent crime becomes a federal offense in cases where the crime is particularly violent, involves organized crime, crosses borders or involves gangs or terroristic threats. For example, crimes violating the Hobbs Act, which involves actual or attempted extortion or robbery that impacts interstate or foreign commerce, are charged as federal violent crimes.

In federal criminal cases, sentencing is a huge aspect of your case. Federal sentencing guidelines and structures work differently than state courts. In federal cases, an offense level and the associated sentence can be enhanced depending on the circumstances of the case. Common sentencing enhancements include using a firearm, using minors, hate crimes and offenses against vulnerable victims. When you face the federal trial and sentencing process, you need to work with an attorney with first-hand experience in the federal criminal justice system.

Fighting Tirelessly for You

At David J.P. Kaloyanides, A Professional Law Corporation, Mr. Kaloyanides has the experience you need to fight back and protect your rights when faced with a federal criminal charge. With over 30 years of experience, you can trust him to use his knowledge to fight for you. Call his Long Beach office at Call to schedule a consultation or complete his online contact form.