At Taub & Taub, P.C., our firm was formed by Richard Taub in 1996. Since the firm's inception we have effectively handled over 100 jury and bench trials in various areas of criminal defense. Our husband and wife attorney team Richard F. Taub and Dena R. Taub are both admitted to practice law in the states of California, Colorado and Florida. We are pleased to announce that attorney Richard Taub recently became admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and because of this, our firm will now be accepting a wide range of
federal criminal defense cases!
Some people are unsure about the difference between a state and a federal case. For starters, criminal acts are categorized as state or federal offenses. The vast majority of criminal offenses are considered state crimes and are therefore prosecuted on the state level and in state court. However, those offenses which are outlawed by federal legislation are considered federal offenses or federal crimes and these are prosecuted on the federal level and in federal court.
In general, law enforcement agencies will initiate an investigation in response to a complaint, or evidence or allegations made by local citizens. There are a number of large federal agencies that investigate federal crimes and depending on the offense, the corresponding agency will handle the matter. For example, financial fraud, computer crimes, bankruptcy fraud and health care fraud, public corruption, terrorism, and civil rights violations are all investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), whereas drug crimes are investigated by the DEA and human trafficking is investigated by the ICE.
The United States Attorney's Office investigates and prosecutes federal criminal violations in conjunction with federal agencies, as well as state and local law enforcement agents and police officers. Our firm deals significantly with fraudulent activities and all manners of white collar crimes, and these are typically investigated by the FBI. The FBI is the federal agency that has jurisdiction over white collar crimes, many of which include but are not limited to:
- Bankruptcy fraud
- Corporate fraud
- Financial institution fraud
- Health care fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Money laundering
- Piracy/intellectual property theft
- Securities and commodities fraud
- Identity theft
- Computer crimes
- Insurance fraud
Federal crimes also include: kidnapping, tax evasion, mail fraud, wire fraud, counterfeiting, art theft, civil rights violations, drug crimes, financial
fraud, identity fraud, tax fraud, violent crimes, immigration crimes, gun crimes, and child exploitation and more.
One of the most common types of federal cases we deal with involves white collar crimes. White collar crimes are non-violent, financially motivated crimes that are often committed by "white collar professionals," but not always. Crimes such as insurance fraud can be committed by patients from all backgrounds and crimes such as identity theft can be committed by anyone in the comfort of their own home.
The one common denominator in white collar crime cases is that a number of the alleged perpetrators were acting under duress from their superiors. Unfortunately, when a white collar professional is facing federal charges, he or she is at risk of losing everything they have worked so hard for, including their professional license and their livelihood. If you are facing federal charges, we urge you to contact a Woodland Hills federal criminal defense lawyer from Taub & Taub, P.C. at once to discuss your legal options. We're here for you and we will fight tooth and nail to defend your rights and protect your freedom in the face of federal charges.