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If you're facing federal crime allegations in New York, it's imperative to seek legal counsel without delay. Federal crimes often carry more severe penalties than state offenses, and navigating United States Federal Court requires experienced counsel like Dalbir Singh & Associates, P.C.

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Federal cases typically begin with a complaint or indictment filed by a United States prosecuting attorney. Federal agencies like the DEA or FBI may arrest and indict defendants in response to a complaint. The prosecution presents the legal basis for the charge to a grand jury, which decides whether to approve the government's pursuit of a criminal conviction.

After a complaint is filed and the defendant is arrested, an initial appearance before a judge follows. During this hearing, the judge reviews the complaint, informs the defendant of their rights, and determines eligibility for bail, allowing conditional release while the case proceeds to trial.


Federal court handles a range of serious cases, including serious theft crimes, drug trafficking or manufacture, murder or manslaughter, Medicaid fraud, insurance fraud, white-collar crimes, and CARES Act & PPP fraud.


Forgery is a significant offense in New York City and the United States. It involves attempting to commit fraud by altering, creating, or completing a written instrument without proper authority. Forgery can range from a misdemeanor to a felony, depending on the circumstances.


Written instruments encompass various documents, including wills, checks, computer data, computer programs, money, tokens, and personal identification. New York's definition of forgery accounts for technological advancements, including electronic currency like bitcoin used for fraud.


Forgery in the third degree is a basic misdemeanor charge in New York. However, the charge can become a felony based on the specific documents or items forged.


Forgery becomes a felony under specific circumstances. Certain items forged in New York, like public transportation tokens, medical prescriptions, and public documents, are considered second-degree felonies. Forging stamps, securities, money, and government-issued valuable instruments is categorized as first-degree felony.

Facing federal crime allegations or forgery charges is daunting. Seek the support of Dalbir Singh & Associates, P.C., where our experienced criminal defense attorneys will work tirelessly to protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome for your case. Don't hesitate—contact us now for a consultation to build a strong defense against these serious charges.

New York Federal Criminal Defense FAQs

Federal criminal defense refers to legal representation and defense strategies employed to protect individuals facing criminal charges in federal court. Federal crimes are those that violate federal laws and are prosecuted by the United States government.

Federal jurisdiction covers a wide range of criminal offenses, including but not limited to drug trafficking, white-collar crimes, bank fraud, identity theft, immigration offenses, weapons offenses, conspiracy, money laundering, and crimes involving interstate commerce.

Federal criminal defense differs from state criminal defense in that federal cases are prosecuted by federal agencies, follow federal laws, and are heard in federal courts. The procedures, laws, and potential penalties involved in federal cases often differ from those at the state level.

The consequences of a federal criminal conviction can be severe and may include lengthy imprisonment, substantial fines, asset forfeiture, restitution to victims, probation, supervised release, and lasting damage to personal and professional reputation.

If you are under federal investigation or have been charged with a federal crime, it is crucial to seek legal representation immediately. Contacting an experienced federal criminal defense attorney is essential to protect your rights, understand the charges against you, and navigate the complex federal legal system.

Yes, a federal criminal defense attorney can assist you at any stage of the criminal process, including after indictment or formal charges have been filed. They can review the evidence, assess the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution's case, and develop a strong defense strategy tailored to your circumstances.

Federal plea negotiations involve discussions between the defense attorney and the prosecution to reach a mutually acceptable plea agreement. These negotiations aim to secure a favorable outcome, such as reduced charges, lesser penalties, or the dismissal of certain counts.

Yes, if a plea agreement cannot be reached or if the defendant chooses to go to trial, a federal criminal case can proceed to trial. During the trial, the prosecution must prove the defendant's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, and the defense presents its case to challenge the prosecution's evidence.

Common defenses in federal criminal cases may include challenging the admissibility of evidence, contesting the sufficiency of the evidence, asserting violations of constitutional rights, raising issues of mistaken identity, or presenting an alibi.

A law firm specializing in federal criminal defense can provide comprehensive legal representation and defense strategies tailored to your specific case. They can conduct a thorough investigation, analyze the evidence, challenge the prosecution's case, negotiate with federal authorities, and, if necessary, provide skilled representation at trial.

*Disclaimer: This content is an attorney advertisement. Prior successful results do not guarantee a similar outcome in your case. It is essential to consult with qualified legal professionals to understand your specific circumstances and legal options.

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