Greenwald Law Firm Discusses the Many Types of Federal Charges That Defendants Might Face

Orange County, NY, criminal defense attorney Benjamin Greenwald is offering an overview of how federal crimes are classified.

Principal federal offenses include drug crimes, violent crimes, property crimes, white-collar crimes, firearm crimes, pornography, gaming/lottery, and kidnapping. Federal judges use Federal Sentencing Guidelines to determine the severity of the punishment to be meted out. However, following the guidelines does not indicate that every judge will give the same sentence for each offense. Moreover, there is also the possibility that a defendant might be charged with the same offense at both the state and federal levels.

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Federal offenses can be classified as either misdemeanors or, for more serious offenses, felonies. Federal felonies can be divided into five types: A, B, C, D, and E. Class A federal crime is the most serious and carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment and a maximum fine of up to $250,000. A Class E federal crime may carry one to five years in prison, with a maximum fine of $5,000 and a minimum term of less than one year.

Federal misdemeanors can be divided into three types: A, C, and B. A federal misdemeanor of Class A is considered the most serious and can result in a sentence of up to one year imprisonment, or a maximum fine of $100,000, for any period that is more than six months. A Class C federal offense involves a sentence of at least 30 days imprisonment, if more than five days, and a maximum fine of up to $5,000.

The Orange County attorney talks about the need for securing legal representation when one is charged with federal crimes by saying, “As you may know, federal prosecutors have a conviction rate of over 95% since most cases never make it to trial. You can even get prison time for a white-collar crime if you are convicted. The situation can be compounded if you are also facing charges from the state for the same offenses. So, regardless of your belief in your innocence, it is always recommended to have a skilled, experienced, knowledgeable lawyer on your side to handle your case.”

Benjamin Greenwald’s clients have repeatedly praised the lawyer and his firm for offering them dedicated and compassionate representation in tough legal battles. On the Greenwald Firm Google Business Profile, where it has an exemplary overall rating of 4.5 out of 5.0 from over 60 reviews, clients write about how understanding Benjamin and his staff are, the team’s passionate efforts for putting up a solid defense, and the law firm’s responsive customer service.

A recent review says, “As far as reviews go, I don't think I can speak highly enough of Benjamin Greenwald and his team. Their diligence and understanding were a complete surprise. I think I can say with absolute certainty that I was lucky enough to find an attorney that really cared. And without hesitation would recommend him and his team to anyone who needed his services. Thank you again.”

Another client says, “Mr. Greenwald represented our family member. He was professional. He knows the law and works tirelessly on his client’s behalf. He cares about his clients and works very hard to get the best possible outcome for his client. I would highly recommend Mr. Greenwald in a heartbeat.”

Benjamin Greenwald has been fighting to protect the rights and freedom of his clients for over two decades. Throughout his long and illustrious career, he has tried and won numerous cases at the county, state, and federal levels in courtrooms throughout Greater New York, including in Orange, Ulster, Sullivan, and Bronx counties, as well as Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Florida. He also holds the distinction of being one of the few attorneys in Orange County who have won a case on an insanity defense.

Readers in Dutchess, Sullivan, Ulster, and Orange counties can contact Greenwald Law Firm - NY Criminal Defense Attorney at (845) 567-4820 or to schedule a complimentary, confidential, and no-obligation legal review of their case.


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Law office of Benjamin Greenwald NY Criminal Defense Attorney
Benjamin Greenwald
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210 E Main St Suite 301
Middletown, NY 10940


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