Chicago Federal Criminal Attorneys

Trial-Tested & Ready to Battle in Court

If you are facing felony charges, then you need a team of battle-ready, high-powered Chicago federal crime lawyers who can aggressively fight your charges. At Pissetzky Law LLC, we have over 20 years of experience handling complex felonies, including some of the most serious federal cases. Our firm has argued cases before the Illinois Supreme Court. We are smart, focused, and talented litigators who are always ready to go toe-to-toe with tough prosecutors in court.

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We are prepared to fight any type of federal felony, including:

Do not face these charges alone. Get in contact with our Chicago federal criminal attorneys today for a consultation.

Do I Need a Federal Criminal Defense Attorney in IL?

If you are facing federal charges in Illinois, it is important to consider the potential consequences before deciding whether or not to hire a federal criminal defense attorney. Because prosecuting attorneys may have more experience with these types of cases, an experienced Chicago federal criminal defense attorney can help level the playing field by fighting for your rights and protecting you from a conviction. They will understand the complexity of the charges against you and be familiar with legal strategies that could help improve your situation, making them invaluable resources if facing such serious consequences. Put simply, hiring a federal criminal defense attorney in Illinois could make all the difference in any kind of federal case.

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Why Make Gal Pissetzky Your Federal Case Lawyer?

In the Chicago area, Attorney Gal Pissetzky’s reputation for handling the toughest federal cases is truly unmatched. Mr. Pissetzky has taken over 100 cases to trial both before a jury and judge, earning himself a reputation among peers and clients as one of the hardest-hitting lawyers in the area. Mr. Pissetzky concentrates his practice on the most challenging federal criminal cases; in fact, he only takes on a limited number of cases per year in order to devote his time fully to achieving the best possible outcomes for his clients, no matter how dire their charges. If you need a federal case lawyer, you need Pissetzky Law LLC.

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We can start by discussing the details of your federal charges and what we can do to help. Our Chicago federal criminal attorneys can explain to you your rights, explore possible defenses, and more. From the initial consultation all the way to the completion of your case, we strive to provide aggressive, honest, and skilled counsel throughout the process.

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When charged with a federal offense, you face relentless prosecutors, rigid sentencing guidelines, and powerful agencies that will stop at nothing to secure a conviction. With many serious federal offenses, you could be facing minimum sentencing guidelines that include long prison sentences, extensive fines, and other serious penalties.

In Illinois, the penalties for a federal charge depend on the offense itself and the circumstances surrounding the specific offense. Federal charges can include a wide range of criminal offenses, such as drug trafficking, firearms offenses, fraud, and white-collar crimes.

Some common federal crimes and their potential penalties in Illinois are:

  • Drug trafficking: Penalties vary depending on the type and amount of drugs involved. For example, trafficking more than 500 grams of cocaine can result in a minimum sentence of 5 years and a maximum of 40 years in prison, along with significant fines.
  • Firearms offenses: Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon can result in a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. Other firearms offenses, such as using a firearm during a crime of violence, can carry even steeper penalties.
  • Fraud: Fraud can take many forms, such as mail fraud, wire fraud, or bank fraud. Depending on the amount of money involved, penalties can include significant fines and up to 30 years in prison.
  • White-collar crimes: These can include embezzlement, insider trading, and other financial crimes. Penalties can range from significant fines to long prison sentences.

The penalties for federal charges can be more severe than those for state charges, and federal convictions generally carry more significant consequences, such as a permanent criminal record, loss of voting rights, and difficulty finding employment or housing.

While federal judges have broad latitude when sentencing an individual, it is important that you have an experienced and articulate Chicago federal criminal defense attorney fight to help you minimize your penalties or fight for your acquittal in court. When the stakes are high, turn to Pissetzky Law LLC for trusted counsel and proven advocacy for your criminal case in Chicago.

Difference Between Federal and State Charges in Illinois

In Illinois, there is a distinct difference between federal and state charges. Federal criminal charges are brought by the federal government and can include such violations as tax evasion, counterfeiting, or firearm possession across state lines. State charges are those adjudicated within the state and covered under Illinois laws; these types of offenses can range from assault to DUI. Each have their own unique set of penalties but the most severe sentence will generally come from a treasonous federal crime. If you have been accused of either a federal or state offense in Illinois, it is wise to secure legal counsel as soon as possible from our Chicago criminal defense lawyers!


Real Results
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    Finding of Not Guilty! GE was charged with possession with intent to deliver a kilogram of heroine, a class X felony ...

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  • Motion Granted, Case Dismissed

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  • Motion Granted Case Dismissed

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  • People v. KS – Not Guilty

    Mr. KS was charged with aggravated battery to 2 Chicago Police officers and with resisting arrest. 3 Chicago Police ...

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