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Attorneys Tough Enough To Defend Your Freedom In Federal Court

Brunvand Wise, P.A., is a highly respected criminal defense firm offering representation in federal as well as state court. Our firm’s founder, Bjorn Brunvand, is a board-certified criminal trial attorney. Jervis Wise is also a board-certified criminal trial lawyer. Their expertise in criminal matters is your advantage.

If you are facing potential charges or have been charged with a federal crime anywhere in the United States, we are the firm to call for tenacious, strategic defense. Did you receive a target letter? Learn about target letters on our FAQ page.

We’ll Help You Understand The Charges You Face

There is a significant overlap between the crimes that can be charged at the state level and the federal level. For instance, these are some crimes that could be charged in either jurisdiction:

When crimes cross state lines or specifically involve the federal government or one of its agencies, they are usually tried in federal court. Examples include:

  • Counterfeiting of currency, financial instruments or products
  • Securities violations
  • Trafficking of humans, drugs or contraband across state lines or U.S. borders
  • Treason
  • Mail and wire fraud
  • Piracy
  • Crimes that occur on federal lands

There are cases in which a crime could be tried in federal court, state court or both.

What Makes Federal Court Different?

The federal government has seemingly endless resources to investigate and prosecute individuals and corporations. Also, federal charges often carry significantly harsher penalties than state crimes if you are convicted.

Our firm regularly practices in federal criminal courts. We have the experience, knowledge, resources and confidence to defend you in the federal venue.

Is Your Career At Risk?

Sometimes federal crimes involve someone’s job. Are you are accused of fraud, misappropriation of funds, securities violations or computer crimes in the workplace? The accusation alone can be enough to damage your reputation or ruin your career. We have experience helping people get through these circumstances with their reputation intact. Speak with us to see how we may be able to assist you.

Helping You Mitigate Consequences

Most people facing criminal accusations prefer to have their case or cases resolved without a trial, due to the uncertainty surrounding the jury verdict as well as the potential more serious penalties involved with an unfavorable verdict. When a case is forced to a jury trial, the our firm is ready to fight for our clients for an acquittal on some or all of the charges.

However, most cases can be favorably resolved with plea negotiations with the goal of minimizing the exposure faced by our clients guided by the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. While the guidelines are mostly discretionary, they carry significant weight in an attempt to guide Federal Judges to sentence similarly situated defendants to comparable sentences. We will do everything in our power to help reduce the proposed guideline calculations focusing on some of the following issues:

  1. Limiting loss amounts;
  2. Limiting role enhancements;
  3. Arguing for role reductions; and
  4. Many other issues that can have a significant impact on the ultimate sentence imposed.

Don’t Do This Alone – You Deserve A Smart, Experienced Defense

Brunvand Wise, P.A., is based in Clearwater, Florida, and we serve clients throughout the greater Tampa area. To take advantage of a free initial consultation about your criminal charges, call us at 813-521-8069 , or fill out our online contact form.