Federal Charges

Federal charges differ from state charges and can include harsher penalties, a different jail system, substantial financial consequences and massive harm to the reputation of the target as well as loved ones. When facing federal charges, you need an attorney who is familiar with the federal system.

Founding Member Steven Jumes served in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas where he gained extensive experience trying and prosecuting cases involving allegations of Drug Conspiracy and Distribution, Tax Fraud, Money Laundering, Bank Robbery, and Healthcare Fraud. Using that experience, along with over a decade of state criminal law experience, Mr. Jumes has provided sophisticated federal defense representation that has repeatedly achieved successful outcomes.

Additionally, Jake Wiggins, an associate attorney at the Law Office of Steven Jumes, has a familiarity with federal procedure and substantive law that allows him to provide advice and develop strategies to achieve successful outcomes in criminal cases.

Results

Because the stakes are high and the U.S. Government is very organized and prepared, it is important to find an attorney who has a track record of success.  Steven Jumes in his career has helped many people who have been targeted by the United State Government. Here are just some examples of how Mr. Jumes has helped his federal clients.

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Helped a young entrepreneur avoid prosecution after being targeted by the DEA in a multi-state drug case

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Helped the owner of a car dealership avoid prosecution in a multi-million dollar money laundering cas

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Helped a young man avoid prosecution
after being targeted by the ATF in a federal firearms case

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Helped a painter avoid prosecution
after being targeted by the DEA in a multi-state drug case

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Helped a web designer avoid prosecution
after being targeted by the DEA in a multi-state fentanyl drug distribution investigation

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Helped a professional gambler avoid jail time in a gambling and money laundering case

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Helped a former federal employee who now works as a truck driver avoid jail time in a mail theft case

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Helped a young woman avoid jail time in a currency counterfeiting case

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Helped a veteran with PTSD get a Substantial Sentence Cut (Variance) (from a possible 10-year sentence to 10 months) in a steroid distribution case

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Helped a mother get a Substantial Sentence Cut (Variance) (from a possible 6 and a half year sentence to 12 months) in a methamphetamine case

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Helped an elderly man get a Substantial Sentence Cut (Variance) (possible 4-year sentence to 18 months) in a federal firearms case

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Helped an elderly airplane broker facing life imprisonment get a Substantial Sentence Cut (Variance) (from possible life sentence to 4 years) in a methamphetamine case

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Helped an unemployed caretaker of her disabled sister get a Substantial Sentence Cut (Lower Charge) (possible 12 years to 4 years) in a methamphetamine case

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Helped a former oil and gas investment company executive get a Substantial Sentence Cut (Variance) (from 17 years to 5 years) in an investment fraud case

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Helped a filmmaker get a Substantial Sentence Cut (7 year reduction in sentence) in a methamphetamine case

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Helped a father facing life imprisonment get a Substantial Sentence Cut (less than 13 years) in a methamphetamine case

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Helped a father facing life imprisonment get a Substantial Sentence Cut (less than 20 years) in a methamphetamine case

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Helped an elderly man get a Substantial Sentence Cut (Variance) in an Immigration case

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Helped a father get a Substantial Sentence Cut (Variance) (35% Reduction) in a methamphetamine case

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Helped a factory worker get a Substantial Sentence Cut (Variance) in a child pornography case

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Helped a truck driver get a Substantial Sentence Cut (Variance) in an investment fraud case

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Helped a young man get a Substantial Sentence Cut (Variance) in a federal firearms case

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Helped a mentally disabled man get a Substantial Sentence Cut (Variance) in a methamphetamine case

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Helped a father get a Substantial Sentence Cut (Variance) in a methamphetamine distribution prosecution

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Helped a young mother get a Substantial Sentence Cut (Variance) in a methamphetamine case

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Helped a young mother get a Substantial Sentence Cut (Variance) in a methamphetamine case

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Helped a man suffering from Crone’s Disease get a Substantial Sentence Cut (Variance) (from 24 years to 14 years) in a methamphetamine case

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As a former Assistant United States Federal Prosecutor, Mr. Jumes has a unique understanding of how the prosecution will build its case and how to fight back effectively. By hiring us, you are putting an expert on your side who has extensive experience defending clients against federal charges.

You can count on Mr. Jumes and his team to work closely with you to protect your freedom, your reputation, and your property.

The Truth is Federal Crimes Are Often Harshly Punished …

That’s why you need an experienced federal attorney like Steven Jumes to defend you.

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Federal Courts operate differently than State Courts. The procedural rules are unique and require much training and experience to effectively represent clients. If you or a loved one finds themselves in a federal criminal case, that person will need a federal criminal defense lawyer who is not only licensed to represent him in federal court, but is also experienced with the federal system. Steven Jumes is a former federal prosecutor who has defended many clients in federal courts around the country including Fort Worth, Dallas, Lubbock, Amarillo, Plano, Sherman, Austin, Oklahoma City, Cleveland, and New York.

Another difference between federal crimes and state crimes is that federal crimes often come with much harsher penalties. This is in large part due to the fact that federal courts are still highly reliant upon the United States Sentencing Guidelines, which oftentimes fail to distinguish higher-level criminal actors from lower-level players.

For example, in cases involving allegations of narcotics distribution and child pornography, defendants typically face much higher fines and a longer term of imprisonment in a federal court than they would for an equivalent offense in a state court.

Steven Jumes is well versed in trying cases in federal court and in developing an intelligent defense strategy to achieve the best possible outcome. Having served on both sides of the bar, he has a unique understanding of how high the stakes are and how to interact with prosecutors, judges, and jurors to a client’s position.

You can count on him to thoroughly investigate the allegations against you and gather evidence on your behalf.

From there, he will build the strongest, most intelligent defense available under the law to obtain the best possible outcome in your case.
To learn more about how Steven Jumes can help, call (817) 934-6636 or click here to schedule a free consultation.

Common Federal Charges That the Law Office of Steven Jumes is Experienced at Handling

Racketeering/RICO

This charge involves interference with commerce using violence or threats, including extortion and robbery, and other crimes, such as money laundering (18 U.S. Code §1951-1960).

Conspiracy

You may be charged with conspiracy if federal authorities gain evidence that you and at least one other person planned and took at least one overt act toward completing a specific federal crime. Many times the federal prosecutors allege that a person or persons conspired to defraud the United States Government under 18 U.S. Code § 371. If convicted of this type of conspiracy, you can be fined and imprisoned for up to five years.

However, conspiracies against the U.S. Government are only one type of conspiracy case that can be brought in federal court. Other conspiracies involve: agreements to violate federal drug laws under 21 U.S. Code § 841; agreements to commit money laundering under 18 U.S. Code § 1956 and 1957; or, conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud under18 U.S. Code § 1347 and 1349.

Federal Drug Crimes

Federal law 21 U.S. Code § 841-865 makes drug manufacturing, possessing, selling, and trafficking all illegal. In most situations, simple possession and sales are charged under state law. However, when a drug offense includes large quantities of controlled substances, trafficking allegations, or the drugs crossed state lines, then it is likely to be charged as a federal crime. Drug prosecutions in federal courts are particularly punitive in comparison to state courts.

Federal Gun Crimes

There are multiple federal firearm charges. Some of which are: Felon in possession of a firearm and/or Ammunition (18 U.S. Code § 922(g), Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person (18 U.S. Code § 922(g), and Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence or drug trafficking (18 U.S. Code § 924(c)).

Child Pornography and Explicit Material Offenses

Child pornography charges are prosecuted vigorously in federal courts under 18 U.S. Code § 2252 and 2252a.

Healthcare Fraud Allegations

Allegations that Medicaid, Medicare, or private insurers were cheated through false billings, or billings for goods or services without a medical necessity are frequently prosecuted in federal courts. In fact, most federal districts have prosecutors specifically assigned to handle such cases. These matters are typically handled under 18 U.S. Code § 1347.

Another serious issue that can accompany federal charges is asset forfeiture.

Asset forfeiture is the governmental practice of seizing and keeping private property that is allegedly connected to a crime. Federal prosecutions often are accompanied with asset forfeiture prosecutions. The sad truth is many people lose property to asset forfeiture simply because they don’t know their rights. Others fall victim to having an attorney who is simply not familiar with the often arcane and non-intuitive characteristics of an asset forfeiture case.

Steven Jumes used to work for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas where he was assigned to the Asset Forfeiture Section of the Criminal Division. Now he’s using that knowledge and experience to help clients’ protect their property.

Having been on the other side of the bar, Attorney Steven Jumes knows what works, and what doesn’t, and can provide you with the best opportunity to get your property back.

He will put his years of insider experience to work for you. As your asset forfeiture attorney, he will create the best possible defense strategy and work to recover as much of your property as possible.

Remember, all federal charges are aggressively pursued and convictions can result in harsh penalties, including lengthy prison sentences and costly fines. That’s why you need attorneys like Steven Jumes and Jake Wiggins on your side from the beginning protecting your right and securing the best outcome for you.

Former Prosecutor with U.S. Attorney’s Office with Years of Defense Experience

While any federal prosecution is a serious matter, drug cases are especially dangerous for persons targeted by the U.S. Government.

This means that if you or a loved one has been arrested for a federal drug crime it is critical to immediately arrange for proactive, sophisticated representation that will act to achieve the avoidance of unnecessary punishment and reach the best outcome possible.

Steven Jumes has experience both prosecuting and defending federal drug cases and understands how to take steps to improve his client’s circumstances and avoid pitfalls that cause harm.

Federal Charges

Drug Charges

While any federal prosecution is a serious matter, drug cases are especially dangerous for persons targeted by the U.S. Government.

White Collar

If a loved one receives a target letter or has been arrested or contacted by a federal agent in relationship to a federal white

Firearm Related Offenses

While any federal prosecution is a serious matter, drug cases are especially dangerous for persons targeted by the U.S. Government.

Obscenity Charges

The FBI, US Postal Service, Secret Service, and other federal agencies aggressively investigate the possession and production

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