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Hawaii Federal Criminal
Defense Attorney

Founded in 1973, the competent team of Hawaii federal criminal lawyers at Olson & Sons operates from offices in Kamuela and Kona. As experienced Hawaii federal criminal defense attorneys, we work towards protecting your rights and offer legal counsel to get positive outcomes based on the facts surrounding your case.

What Are Federal Charges?

Federal charges are offenses that violate U.S. federal laws. Federal crimes are prosecuted by government agencies and involve severe penalties when compared to those levied by state courts.

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Federal versus State Courts and Judges

The federal and state courts have their respective court system and prosecute individuals for their criminal offenses. Federal court judges are nominated by the President and after being approved by the senate, they serve for life.

Under Hawaii’s original constitution, judges are appointed through an election or appointment for a specific number of years. At times, a combination of both these methods is implemented.

Types of Federal Crimes

Federal crimes are offenses defined as criminal by the national government. These crimes can be either felonies or misdemeanors. Federal crimes attract severe penalties. If you have been charged with federal offenses, you should consult an experienced federal crimes lawyer for legal representation.

The different types of federal crimes we can help you with are:

  • Piracy
    Piracy is defined as unlawfully infringing upon and using someone else’s work by stealing it and claiming it as one’s own. This crime results in a felony record, fine, and/or jail term. You should seek the assistance of legal experts like Olson & Sons to be fairly represented in court.  
  • Treason
    This crime is defined as the act of betraying one’s allegiance by levying war against the government or supporting the enemies. Treason is a serious offense and is punishable by imprisonment or death. Our legal experts will analyze your case and look for possibilities of the best representation.
  • Counterfeiting
    Counterfeiting is punishable by a fine or prison sentence of up to 20 years. An experienced lawyer like Olson & Sons evaluates your case’s strengths/weaknesses and works towards reducing the intensity of charges.
  • Drug Trafficking
    Drug trafficking is a federal crime that includes serious penalties like imprisonment. The legal experts at Olson &Sons will determine the best approach to contest your drug charges.
  • Violations of Securities Laws
    Violations of security laws involve fraud, misrepresentation, or false statements regarding the sale of a security. Even minor security violations may result in criminal misdemeanor charges. This may involve a fine and/or jail time. Major violations may result in felony charges. At Olson & Sons, we evaluate your case and determine possible defenses to protect your rights.
  • Violations of Interstate Commerce
    The federal government regulates trade for the free flow of commerce between states. If you have been charged with this violation, our team of experts at Olson & Sons will protect your rights.
  • Federal Drug Offenses
    Federal drug offenses involve severe penalties like life imprisonment, heavy fines, probation, and specific penalties depending on the type of drug, the offense, and federal guidelines.
  • Federal Sex Crimes
    Federal sex crimes involve serious offenses that are unlawful under federal law. Examples of federal sex crimes include human trafficking, child exploitation, child pornography, and trafficking for prostitution. Our expert attorneys work towards building possible defenses and protecting your rights.
  • Computer Crimes
    If you are facing allegations of computer crimes or any form of internet crimes, you should consider consulting a federal law to seek legal counsel. We will present your case in a positive light after a detailed assessment.
  • Weapons Charges
    Federal weapon charges involve different offenses like possession, distribution, and sales of firearms, and other deadly weapons. In some cases, the possession of arms itself is considered unlawful. In other cases, the use of a weapon is a crime. Weapon charges are federal crimes and are considered serious. If you are charged with federal crimes, you should seek specialized assistance from an experienced criminal defense lawyer for the best outcome.
  • Violent Crimes
    Violent crimes involve threats, force, or bodily injury to another person. Violent crimes are serious. When you are prosecuted in the federal court for a violent crime, you may have to face harsh penalties under federal sentencing guidelines. It is best to work with an attorney experienced in federal violent crime cases to present your case in the best light.
  • Money Laundering
    Money laundering is a federal crime that involves several financial transactions. Olson & Sons offers aggressive criminal defense representation against federal money laundering charges.
  • White Collar Crimes
    White-collar crimes involve bribery, fraud, money laundering, or forgery among others. These crimes are defined as fraudulent crimes committed by professionals and businesses. Penalties for white-collar crime involve imprisonment, fines, probation, or loss of professional license. These criminal charges are treated as felonies. If you’re facing white-collar criminal charges, you should seem assistance from skilled and aggressive attorneys like us at Olson & Sons.

Contact a Hawaii Federal Criminal Lawyer Today

If you are facing charges of federal crimes in Hawaii, contact us at the earliest. You can call us at our Kona office at (808) 745-1565 or our Kamuela Office at (808) 201-2041. Also, feel free to reach out to us through our website for more information.