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Federal Crime Lawyers in Melbourne: (321) 360-4446

Expert Representation in Federal Court & Federal Appellate Court

If you are facing charges in federal court, it is important to have a federal defense attorney with knowledge of federal court procedures and federal trials. The Melbourne federal crimes attorneys at Funk, Szachacz & Diamond have represented numerous clients in federal court, including a number of high profile cases.

Federal Trials

One of the main differences between federal and state crimes is that a lengthy investigation has been conducted and a grand jury indictment may have been obtained, so the case against you may already be strong. For this reason, it is beneficial to contact a federal defense attorney as soon as you know you are being investigated by the federal government. This gives your lawyer more time to negotiate on your behalf and prepare a strong defense.

Our firm represents clients charged with federal crimes, including:

  • Arson
  • Bank robbery
  • Drug crimes
  • RICO
  • Federal cyber crimes
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud
  • Firearm crimes
  • Tax fraud
  • White collar crimes

    Due to the differences between state and federal trials, it is in your best interest to hire an attorney with specific knowledge and experience in federal court. Our federal criminal defense attorneys in Melbourne have achieved the highest level of recognition by the Florida Bar for criminal law experience and competence. We work together on every case to provide the most effective representation for every client.

    Federal Appeals

    If your case ends in a guilty verdict, our team may be able to appeal your case. The appeals court will review the case for significant errors that may have influenced the outcome of the case. If errors are found to exist, the appellate court may reverse the decision of the lower court. Our attorneys focus on criminal trials in federal court and appellate litigation.

    If you are being investigated or have been charged with a federal crime, please call (321) 360-4446 to discuss your case with an attorney.

    Our Case Results

    From murder charges to alleged fraud, our case successes speak for themselves. Our clients themselves testify to the premium care that our firm holds as a standard for all of our cases.
    • Dismissed The country’s largest cattle dealer, Mr. P. and his company, Anthony Livestock, was charged by the Federal Government in an 13 count indictment. The indictment alleged a scheme to defraud numerous cattle feeding companies over a 5 year period. After the initial indictment and 4 superseding indictments later, Mr. P. continued to maintain his innocence. After selecting the jury and cross examining the Governments witnesses, at the close of the Governments case, the lawyers of Funk, Szachacz & Diamond fashioned an argument to dismiss the remaining Wire Fraud count. The former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court of Kansas heard arguments and agreed with the firm that the case should be dismissed in its entirety. Mr. P. remains free of any convictions today 13 Count Indictment Federal Crimes
    • Dismissed An astute businessman, Mr. B. was charged by the Federal Government in an 18 count indictment. The indictment was the first of its kind in the U.S. alleging a 42 million dollar fraud involving the Federal Lifeline Program, some calling it the "Obamaphone" prosecution. The indictment included charges of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud, Wire Fraud, Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering, Monetary Transactions Involving Unlawful Property, Mail Fraud and Money Laundering. The Washington D.C. based investigation culminated in the collection and production of 2.4 million documents. The U.S. District Court declared the prosecution "complex, as a matter of law." Maintaining his innocence from the day Mr. B. was referred to the firm, Mr. B. demanded a jury trial. After two superseding indictments, Mr. B. continued to maintain his innocence. After extensive pre-trial litigation, including accusations of Governmental misconduct and on the eve of trial, the Government abandoned all charges except Mail Fraud. After selecting the jury and cross examining the Governments witnesses, at the close of the Governments case, the lawyers of Funk, Szachacz & Diamond fashioned an argument to dismiss the Mail Fraud. The Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court heard arguments and agreed with the firm that the case should be dismissed in its entirety. Mr. B. successfully recovered all of his seized assets and remains free of any convictions today. 18 Count Indictment Federal Crimes
    • Acquitted An outspoken United States Postal Worker, Mr. C. was Federally indicted. After an emotionally charged jury trial, Mr. C. was acquitted of all criminal charges. Federally Indicted Federal Crimes
    • Sentenced to a Non-Prison Sentence Mr. G. was the target of a Federal drug manufacturing investigation conducted by the DEA and FBI. After being arrested and formally charged, the firm successfully avoided the mandatory minimum prison sentence and Mr. G. was sentenced to a non-prison sentence in the Middle District of Florida. Federal Drug Manufacturing Federal Crimes
    • Dismissed A prominent businessman, Mr. D. was the target of a Federal Fraud investigation. After his arrest, the firm, with the assistance of experts, conducted a thorough computer forensic investigation. Consequently, the federal Government relented and agreed to not prosecute Mr. D. with any felonies. Federal Fraud Investigation Federal Crimes
    • Acquitted A NASA Quality Assurance Specialist working in the Space Shuttle Program, Mr. T. was charged in a unique federal indictment alleging 166-counts of Fraud Involving Space Vehicle Parts. He was first accused shortly after the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. Facing 1,600+ years in federal prison, Mr. T. demanded his trial. Mr. T. was acquitted of all 166 crimes he was accused of by the Federal Government. 166-Counts of Fraud Involving Space Vehicle Parts Federal Crimes
    • Dismissed A well-respected Arizona business man, Mr. F. was the target of a Federal investigation involving bribery and bid rigging for jet parts in the U.S. Navy. The attorneys successfully thwarted any indictment and further criminal prosecution. Federal Investigation Involving Bribery and Bid Rigging for Jet Parts in the U.S. Navy. Federal Crimes
    • Dismissed CPA charged by the United States with multiple counts of felony fraud against the I.R.S. and facing numerous years in Federal prison. Attorneys successfully defended Mr. C. resulting in no incarceration. Multiple Counts of Felony Fraud Against the I.R.S. Federal Crimes
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    • ECCC CETC
    • NACDL
    • Brevard County Bar
    • American Inns of Court
    • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
    • World Justice Project
    • Avvo Alan
    • Avvo Kepler
    • FACDL

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    1. All of our attorneys are certified by the Florida State Bar, making them the only all certified team in the state.
    2. We do not cut corners. Every case is handled with the utmost integrity and complete honesty.
    3. From NASA employees to school teachers, our team has an undeniable track record of success.
    4. We take your case seriously and personally. You deserve diligent representation.
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