Portland Federal Crimes Lawyer

Federal crimes are often complex cases with serious penalties resulting from a conviction. A federal crime will often initiate with a long investigation lasting weeks, months, even years before an arrest is made. If you suspect that you are under investigation for a federal crime or you have already been arrested and face federal charges, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney who can protect your rights.

Our Portland federal crimes attorneys are dedicated to your rights and your future. Call now to speak directly with an experienced attorney, 207-775-4255, or contact us by e-mail.

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Experienced, Aggressive Federal Crimes Defense

Hallett, Zerillo & Whipple, P.A., is a criminal defense law firm located in Portland, Maine, with extensive experience in federal court. We will initiate an immediate investigation on your behalf to directly challenge any evidence presented against you. Our Portland federal crimes attorneys will consult with witnesses, work with experts, review police reports and aggressively challenge any evidence illegally obtained against you.

Our Portland federal crimes attorneys handle all of the following:

  • White collar crime
  • Mail fraud
  • Internet fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • Business crimes
  • Stock fraud
  • Weapons offenses
  • Possession of firearm by a felon
  • Possession of firearm by a prohibited person
  • Drug crimes
  • Conspiracy to traffic drugs
  • Child pornography
  • Sex crimes
  • Federal Appeals to First Circuit

Experience and Results

Tim Zerillo's representation of federal criminal defendants has resulted in successful defense of those accused of very serious crimes. Recently, for example, he represented an individual accused of trafficking more than one kilogram (1,000 grams) of cocaine from California to Maine. Through intensive negotiation with the United States Attorney's Office, Attorney Zerillo was able to achieve a diversion of the case, meaning the United States agreed to drop the criminal charges. This is extremely rare in Federal Court, and was covered as a story on the front page of the Portland Press Herald and in the Boston Globe.

The Federal Code and Sentencing in Federal Cases

The Federal Code is all encompassing and applies to a number of criminal acts. When accused of a federal crime you face mandatory sentencing under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and a different set of rules that could result in strict and severe penalties. Our Portland federal crimes attorneys know how difficult these cases can be. From your initial consultation and our investigation, we will work to resolve your case with the best possible solution. We take all appropriate action to make sure that your case is resolved with the best possible outcomes. In other cases, we will pursue every avenue of defense, including trial.

For more information about our services, please call 207-775-4255 to speak directly with a Portland, Maine, wire fraud lawyer, or contact us by e-mail to submit your question or case.

Located conveniently in Old Port right next to the federal courthouse.

"How to put into words what I am feeling? A tremendous despair has been lifted from me. We are so grateful to you for not only your superb handling of Matt's case but also your thoughtful and caring recognition of the man he has become. You have made a direct and patriotic contribution to your country…Thanks again Tim. Well done indeed. We remain your lasting friends."

- Parents of Federal Case Client