The importation, manufacture, distribution, and storage of explosive materials are all tightly controlled activities because of the dangers that explosives can present to the American public.
There are strict federal rules regarding explosive materials, and if you violate any of those rules and regulations, you could be looking at federal criminal charges.
Federal charges are much more serious in many cases than state charges because the federal government has more investigative resources to devote to prosecuting you and because penalties for conviction tend to be harsher. You need to understand your rights when faced with federal charges, determine what a prosecutor would need to prove to convict you, and respond assertively and appropriately when you have been charged.
LV Criminal Defense can help. Our federal criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience representing defendants in Arizona, Utah, Oregon, Nevada, and California who have been charged with federal crimes related to the important, manufacture, distribution, or storage of explosive materials. We know the ins-and-outs of federal laws and we can put our extensive legal knowledge to work for you as we defend you in court or negotiate a plea agreement that lessens the serious penalties you could face.
If you are accused of a federal offense involving explosives, you should reach out to our compassionate and knowledgeable legal team for help responding to charges and fighting for your future. Give us a call today to find out about the ways in which our firm can help you.
Nick Wooldridge has a long track record of representing clients accused of serious federal and state crimes in Nevada.
Federal laws that define criminal conduct related to the importation, manufacture, distribution, or storage of explosive materials are found in 18 U.S. Code Chapter 40. There are eight different statutes in Title 18 Chapter 40 that address criminal conduct related to actions you can take with explosive materials. Collectively, these statutes establish the definitions applicable throughout Chapter 40, define what types of acts are unlawful, establish penalties, and set forth exceptions. The statutes include
The statutes within this chapter specify specific types of conduct that could potentially result in federal criminal charges. For example, 18 U.S. Code section 842 explains specific types of unlawful acts in connection with the manufacture, distribution, and storage of explosive material.
According to the relevant statute, it is unlawful to:
These are just some of the many unlawful acts that a defendant can be charged for committing. A federal defense attorney can explain other specific types of criminal conduct made illegal under Chapter 40, as well as the penalties for misconduct.
Federal criminal lawyers at LV Criminal Defense can provide the help and support you need to respond to accusations of importation, manufacture, distribution, or storage of explosive materials. We have a long track record of representing clients in California, Arizona, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, or surrounding areas and we understand the ins-and-outs of how federal prosecutors handle cases. We can put our extensive knowledge of the federal penal code to work to help you fight accusations that you engaged in prohibited behavior with explosives.
Your future is at stake when you’ve been accused of violating any of the provisions of 18 U.S. Code Chapter 40, but we will stand up for you throughout your involvement with the criminal justice system to reduce the chances of a guilty verdict or to help you lessen penalties through the effective negotiation of a favorable plea agreement. To find out more about how our firm can help you, give us a call today.