Federal and White Collar Criminal Defense

Federal Crimes, as well as, White Collar Crimes may involve a single act or a series of complex, events or financial transactions over time. Defense of White Collar and other Federal Crimes raises issues, which are significantly different than State Crimes. South Florida Criminal Defense Attorney Della Fera has extensive experience defending client’s accused of White Collar and other Federal Crimes to obtain the best outcome possible for the client.

Conviction of a drug charge has serious consequences that can include a jail sentence and a permanent blemish on a person’s record. As an experienced Florida Criminal DefenseAttorney, Della Fera has successfully represented numerous clients accused of drug crimes. Della Fera looks for every opportunity to obtain a dismissal or reduction of the charges and has persuaded the US Attorney not to press charges for these and other reasons through assertive pre-filing activities. If a case does go forward, Miami Criminal Defense Attorney Della Fera dedicates himself 24/7 to developing a strong case and vigorous defense effort to minimize the consequences for clients accused of:

  • Possession
  • Possession with intent to sell
  • Prescription drug fraud
  • Drug Trafficking (manufacturing, sales and transportation of drugs)

If you have been charged with a weapon or firearm offense, Federal Defense Attorney Della Fera will hear the facts of your particular case and determine the defenses to reduce your charges or possibly have your case dismissed.
A conviction for any type of theft can adversely affect your future in many ways. Employers typically screen job applicants by running a criminal record check, and most employers will instantly disregard an applicant with a criminal record, even if his/her skill set is superior to the competition’s. It is paramount to avoid a conviction for a theft crime.
There are a number of scenarios that could lead to robbery charges. Many robbery cases are identification cases. The prosecutor’s key evidence comes from an alleged victim, or an eyewitness, viewing a photo array or a lineup and identifying the person who looks like the suspect. South Florida Criminal Defense Attorney Della Fera has experience in handling all types of robbery charges and the subjective nature of the identification process. In many cases, a successful motion to suppress identification may leave the Government with no case against you, and force the prosecutor to dismiss the charges entirely.
As with other criminal allegations, a person accused of a violent crime is often innocent of the crime charged, or responsible only for a less serious. Miami Criminal Defense Attorney Della Fera will investigate all aspects of the evidence against you, and all relevant issues of law. Piece by piece, and element by element, he will work to build an effective defense that maximizes the likelihood of a positive outcome for you.

  • Embezzlement
  • Forgery
  • Money Laundering
  • RICO charges
  • Fraud
    • Mortgage
    • Medicare/Medicaid
    • Prescription Fraud
    • Internet Fraud

US District Court, Miami, FL
Result: Not Guilty Client charged with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute over 150 kg of cocaine. The client’s charges were based on cooperating witnesses who were also charged in the conspiracy. In addition, the government claimed the client was evading detection because his prepaid cell phone was registered in the name of “John Smith.” Miami Criminal Defense Attorney Della Fera investigated and found that the company selling the prepaid phones did not ask for a name. Through his investigation, Della Fera also found and presented defense witnesses who established that the client was not a member of the conspiracy. He was found not guilty by a jury.

US District Court Miami, FL
Result: Client Avoids Felony Life Sentence Government charged twelve individuals in Federal Court in Miami, Florida with racketeering for their alleged roles in a tourist robbery ring (RICO). Miami Criminal Defense Lawyer Della Fera represented one of the so-called “Miami 12.” who was charged with numerous robberies as well as an armed carjacking. Della Fera uncovered evidence to show that a fingerprint found in the car that was the subject of the armed carjacking belonged to another individual who was, at that time, serving a state prison sentence for another armed carjacking. This revelation created a crack in the government’s case that shed doubt on the entire prosecution.