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.
- Possession with intent to sell
- Prescription drug fraud
- Drug Trafficking (manufacturing, sales and transportation of drugs)
- Money Laundering
- RICO charges
- Prescription Fraud
- Internet Fraud
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.