Shipments to and from the United States are essential to economic activity, as are shipments within the states of this country. Maritime facilities are hubs of activity where shipments enter and leave, and these facilities are protected by state and federal laws.
As a result, those who destroy or interfere with vessels or with maritime facilities can face serious federal criminal charges and could find themselves looking at a lengthy potential prison sentence and other serious penalties if convicted.
Maritime laws are complicated and not every defense lawyer is able to represent defendants accused of federal crimes involving misconduct at maritime facilities, so if you have been accused of wrongdoing, you need to find the right federal defense lawyers with the knowledge to represent you.
LV Criminal Defense is here and ready to help. Our legal team has represented clients facing charges for all different kinds of federal offenses, including crimes related to interference with vessels, destruction of vessels, interference with maritime facilities, and destruction of maritime facilities. We will put our extensive legal knowledge of federal criminal laws to work to help you maximize the chances of acquittal or a reduced penalty as part of a favorable plea deal.
If you live in California, Arizona, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, or surrounding areas, you can reach out to our firm today to find out how we can help you to protect your future when you’ve been charged with interfering with vessels or maritime facilities. Give us a call right now to get help.
Nick Wooldridge has a long track record of representing clients accused of serious federal and state crimes in Nevada.
Federal criminal laws associated with the destruction of vessels or maritime facilities, and laws associated with interference with maritime facilities and vessels, are found in 18 U.S. Code Chapter 111A. There are four statutes within this section, including the following:
If you have been accused of violating any of these laws in connection with maritime facilities or maritime vessels, you can avoid conviction if a prosecutor is unable to prove each and every element of the crime. That’s why it is so important to understand what each statute within 18 U.S. Code Chapter 111A states and how it impacts your case.
Understanding and interpreting federal laws on the destruction of a vessel or maritime facilities, or on interference with vessels or maritime facilities, can be complicated. LV Criminal Defense knows the laws set forth in 18 U.S. Code sections 2290, 2291, 2292, and 2293 and we can help you to fight charges.
LV Criminal Defense has successfully helped many defendants to avoid conviction or significantly reduce the severity of federal charges and penalties after they have been accused of violating 18 U.S. Code Chapter 111A. If you have been accused of violating this law and you need help fighting to avoid conviction, we can put our considerable legal knowledge to work for you.
Our firm will help you during an investigation or after you have been charged. We can work closely with you to identify evidence, evaluate the strength of the prosecutor’s case, and determine how to plead. We can also represent you during plea negotiations or when fighting for acquittal in court. Our goal is always to use our legal skills, strong negotiating skills, and in-depth knowledge of federal criminal law to help you get the best outcomes possible when you are charged with a federal offense.
To find out more about how our federal defense attorneys can help clients in California, Arizona, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, or surrounding areas who have been charged with destruction of or interference with vessels or maritime facilities, give us a call today.