Federal Theft Crime

Utah Federal Felony Theft Lawyer

Most theft crimes are charged in state criminal courts, but there are a few types of theft that are charged at the federal level as felony thefts. These include:

  • Theft of federal property
  • Taking stolen property across state lines (a violation of the National Stolen Property Act)
  • Identity theft by using someone else’s federal documents or federal identification, such as a passport or Social Security documents
  • Counterfeiting federal documents
  • Theft of trade secrets by an individual or a business
  • Pirating of intellectual property, such as pirating music, videos, movies or books
  • Carjacking (armed car theft)

If you are facing felony theft charges under federal law, you are facing a potential prison sentence. (Carjacking resulting in a death is a capital offense.)

Experienced State and Federal Defense Lawyers

Since 1993, the Utah federal theft attorneys at Greg Smith and Associates have aggressively fought to protect the rights of people accused of felony theft crimes in state and federal court. Whether you work for the government and have been accused of theft or fraud, stole property from a government building, or committed a theft that is covered under federal law, we can protect your rights.

Our defense lawyers work in both state and federal courts. Our lead attorneys have prosecutorial experience; one is a former police officer trainer. You can feel confident knowing that we are well-prepared to handle your case. Speak with a Salt Lake City federal defense lawyer for a free initial consultation by calling 801-651-1512 or contacting us online.

When Federal Documents Are Used in Other Crimes

It’s a federal crime to counterfeit a government document or to fraudulently use or sell a government document to commit another crime — for example, counterfeiting a Social Security card when enabling illegal immigration or using a fraudulent passport as part of an illegal drug dealing or weapons trafficking operation.

Contact an Experienced Federal Theft Lawyer

Contact an SLC federal felony attorney at Greg Smith and Associates for a free initial consultation. We protect the rights of clients in Salt Lake City, Provo, Orem, Park City and surrounding communities in Utah. Call 801-651-1512.

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