Federal Crimes

At Ezquerro Law Group, APC, our criminal defense attorney in San Diego has extensive experience in cases involving federal crimes. Our attorney spends a significant portion of everyday in Federal Court. We know that for our clients that have been charged with a federal crime the stakes are high. Federal charges can have a major impact on your life and the lives of your loved ones. Leaving your case or the case of your loved one in the hands of an attorney that has never practiced in federal court can mean the difference in the outcome of your case.


Most common types of federal crimes in San Diego

Drug crimes

Drug Possession

This crime does not require a person to be apprehended or caught in actual/physical possession of the drugs. Someone can be in possession of drugs if they have constructive possession, meaning the drugs where in the trunk of the car, hidden in the gas tank or something similar.

Possession with Intent to Sell

Federal law makes it a felony to possess or purchase certain controlled substances with the intent to sell.

Possession with Intent to Distribute

Federal law makes it a felony to possess drugs with intent to deliver or transfer possession of a controlled substance to another person, with or without any financial interest in the transaction.

Conspiracy to distribute

Federal law makes it a felony to conspire with other to distribute, manufacture or dispense a controlled substance.

Federal Immigration crimes

Bringing and harboring aliens

If you help transport, bring in, or harbor aliens you may be charged under federal statute 8 U.S.C. Section 1324

Improper Entry by Alien

Any person who enters or attempts to enter the United States at any place or time other than a designated Port of Entry without authorization may be charged under 8 U.S.C Section 1325

Unlawful reentry of removed alien

If you return to the United States without consent after a removal you may be charged under federal statute 8 U.S.C Section 1326

Other federal crimes

  • Bribery
  • Copyright infringement
  • Cybercrimes
  • Embezzlement
  • Espionage
  • Firearm offenses
  • Healthcare fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Money laundering
  • Sex crimes
  • Wire, mail, bank or tax fraud

Asset seizures/forfeiture

  • Asset forfeiture occurs when the government takes your property in connections with the commission of a crime or because there is a suspicion that the property was obtained by way of criminal activity.
  • This is common in drug trafficking and money laundering cases If you or a loved one’s property has been seized do not hesitate to call an experienced attorney to help you get it back.

Federal Sentencing

  • Federal convictions carry serious penalties that often include mandatory minimums, significant fines, and asset forfeiture. If you have been charged with a federal crime you need an attorney with experience in federal court to help you navigate the process. Do not wait and contact an experienced federal defense attorney right away. When your freedom is at stake, you do not have time to wait.


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Ezquerro Is a Dedicated Violent Crime Lawyer Here to Help You If You Are in Need!

If you are involved in an assault and battery case where you know you acted with no criminal intent or desire to offend, you need to have a criminal defense attorney who is well-versed with assault and battery laws and can expertly defend you.

Please reach out today to Ezquerro if you need a seasoned criminal defense attorney to see your assault and/or battery case through.

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