Charged with Marriage Fraud? Hire an Experienced Federal Criminal Defense Attorney.
The federal government has been investigating and charging marriage fraud at a higher rate due to all the tightened immigration policies in our country.
Marriage fraud is a federal crime under 8 U.S.C. 1325(c) And 18 U.S.C. 1546 and is punishable by up to five (5) years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for any “individual who knowingly enters into a marriage for the purpose of evading any provision of the immigration laws.”
United States citizens are punished more harshly than the alien who is obtaining residency or citizenship though the fraudulent marriage. Many times, both spouses are looking at mandatory prison time if convicted of this charge.
We have represented both citizens and aliens in these cases and understand the complexities that come along with this charge.
Federal Criminal Defense Experience Matters
At the Law Office of Corey Cohen our attorneys have handled numerous marriage fraud cases in the Middle District of Florida. Not all criminal attorneys handle federal cases and most attorneys do not handle federal cases on a regular basis. Our attorneys are consistently in federal court and have the experience needed to properly advice and assist our clients against the United States Government.
When you speak to an attorney about a federal case find out if they know the assistant United States attorney and the federal judge. Make sure they have handled these types of cases before and understand what the government must prove before you can be found guilty.
If you or a loved one are facing federal criminal charges hire an experienced federal criminal defense attorney right away. At The Law Office of Corey I. Cohen & Associates, we are here to fight for you and get the best outcome possible. We offer free and confidential consultations to discuss your case. Call our offices at 407-246-0066 or email our team of attorneys.