Federal Offenses

Federal criminal cases are different than state cases in many significant ways. For starters, federal statutes are created by the United States Congress in Washington, D.C., not state legislators, and federal law is substantively different than state law. But law is not the only thing that is different. The federal rules of evidence are different. The federal rules of procedure are different. Federal investigations are performed by powerful national agencies, including the FBI, DEA, ATF, IRS, and SEC. Federal prosecutors typically work for the United States Attorney’s Office, and they call themselves “the government.” Rather than simply accepting whatever cases the police give them, federal prosecutors typically choose their cases carefully and participate in the investigation from a very early stage. The federal government is also very well-funded.

As for the Court, Federal judges are nominated by the U.S. President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. If a person has the misfortune of being sentenced in federal court, federal prison sentences can be very long, and federal prisons are located all over the country. Federal prosecutors can also freeze your assets and seek forfeiture of your home, car, personal property, and cash. In short, the ways in which federal court is distinct from state and local courts cannot be underestimated. You must come prepared.

If you are charged with a crime in federal court, or are under investigation for a federal crime, you need an exceptional attorney with significant federal court experience to represent you. A lawyer who may be suitable for a state court case might not be appropriate when the federal government wants to prosecute you. The realities of federal court require an outstanding criminal defense attorney with strong federal experience.

Boston Federal Offense Lawyer David J. Grimaldi provides exceptional representation to clients charged with crimes in federal court. He has successfully represented clients charged with all kinds of federal offenses, including financial crimes, tax crimes, bank fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, computer crimes, drug crimes, gun crimes, conspiracy, racketeering (RICO), immigration offenses, naturalization offenses, crimes on the high seas, and other federal offenses. Charged under federal statutes, Attorney Grimaldi has even represented clients accused of murder and conspiracy to murder in federal court.

Attorney Grimaldi has tried numerous cases before juries in federal court. He has had the satisfaction of standing next to his client as a federal jury declared his client “not guilty.” A client’s vindication in any court, but particularly federal court, is always something to be cherished.

Attorney Grimaldi has not only saved clients from federal prison, but he has saved their U.S. citizenship and prevented their deportation. Attorney Grimaldi has also helped his clients avoid prison by obtaining probation. He has even won early compassionate release for clients already in prison.

If you learn that you are under federal investigation, you need a lawyer with strong federal experience immediately. The early period of an investigation can be crucial to shaping the case. A smart strategy guided by experience can lead to a positive outcome. One bad step can, however, can lead to disaster. Federal prosecutors often use the grand jury as a way to investigate people under suspicion, and they frequently subpoena people and documents they believe possess relevant information. With the assistance of a successful federal defense attorney, there are important ways in which a person under federal investigation can reduce the risk of being charged at a later date.

Boston Federal Offense Lawyer David J. Grimaldi has successfully represented clients under federal investigation and assisted them in avoiding charges entirely.

If you or a loved one is charged with a federal crime or under investigation by federal authorities, you need to contact an experienced federal criminal defense attorney with a proven track record of success. Call Attorney David J. Grimaldi at (617) 661-1529 or contact him online today.

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Attorney David Grimaldi is a truly exceptional criminal defense lawyer. He represented me in a case in Suffolk Superior Court, and I know that I received the absolute best possible representation. Mr. Grimaldi met with me often, always kept me informed, answered my questions, and fought hard for...


I highly recommend David Grimaldi. He was always responsive and sympathetic to my situation, from the very first call at the height of my crisis until the case was eventually dismissed. In court he was articulate and clever without ever appearing to upset the other attorney or judge presiding. I...


At some point in our lives we all run into a situation we can not control and need help. I was lost and after 2 lawyers and no help in sight I got lucky and someone referred David Grimaldi to me for my federal case . After 19 days without even a chance for Bail/Bond, David stood up and fought for me...

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