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Federal Criminal Offenses

If you or a loved one has been charged with a federal offense, you should immediately consult with an attorney who has federal trial experience.  Federal crimes are generally treated more seriously than state crimes, resulting in higher fines and significant jail sentences. Federal crimes are prosecuted by the United States Attorney's Office, a division of the United States Department of Justice. 

Some common federal offenses include:

  • Drug possession

  • Drug importation

  • Conspiracy to import/posses drugs

  • Bringing in or harboring aliens (undocumented)

  • Illegal Re-Entry

  • Wire Fraud

  • Money Laundering

  • Firearms offenses

  • Online solicitation of a minor

  • Possession/distribution of child pornography

  • Medicare Fraud

Attorney Jorge Vela has extensive experience in each of the cases listed above.    


Former Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA)

Experienced Federal Criminal Trial Attorney

Jorge Vela spent nearly three years as federal prosecutor along the U.S - Mexico border.   As a federal prosecutor, he was tasked with investigating violent Mexican drug cartels that were smuggling narcotics, weapons, and aliens across the border.  He worked closely with special agents from the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the State Department, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement on hundreds of federal cases.

If you or a loved one has been accused of a federal crime, your first question to your attorney should be "what kind of federal experience do you have?"  Because of the serious nature of federal offenses, it is ABSOLUTELY imperative that you hire an attorney with federal trial experience. As a former federal prosecutor, Jorge Vela knows exactly how to fight your federal charges.

Hire an attorney you can trust.  Contact the Law Office of Jorge Vela for a free consultation today. 

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505 W. 12th Street, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78701


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