Miami Federal Crime Attorney
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When you have been accused of a crime and are being investigated or charged by federal law enforcement, your future is at stake. The federal government has almost unlimited resources at its disposal for the prosecution of criminal cases, and unless you take effective action now there is a very high likelihood that you will be convicted on the charges. You need a Miami federal crime attorney who has a proven track record of success in fighting for people in your situation. Come to Joel DeFabio, PA for help.

With more than 35 years of experience fighting for the rights of the accused in Miami, our firm is ready to take on even the most challenging cases. Attorney DeFabio has made a name for himself as being among the top federal defense lawyers in Miami, and he is ready to begin working on your case without delay. Find out more by reading his profile, and then contact our office for a free case evaluation.

    • Theft of Government Funds CHARGES DISMISSED

      Charge: The United States federal government charged Defendant with two counts of theft of government funds and two counts of aggravated identity theft. What Joel DeFabio did: Defendant faced a minimum mandatory sentence of four years imprisonment. United States Federal government alleged two stolen IRS tax return checks were knowingly deposited into defendant’s bank account. Government also alleged Defendant knowingly withdrew approximately $30,000 and gave it to coconspirators. Through extensive research and analysis Mr. DeFabio established Defendant’s account was used to deposit and clear IRS tax return checks without her involvement or knowledge. United States federal government DISMISSED identity theft charges and Defendant served two years probation for her minor and limited involvement.

    • Evading Currency Reporting Requirements; Fraudulent Statements NOT GUILTY

      Charge: United States federal government indicted Defendant on three counts of transporting over $10,000 outside of the United States, concealing and evading currency reporting requirements, and making false and fraudulent statement to United States customs. What Joel DeFabio did: Custom agents found approximately $100,000 cash concealed in Defendant’s luggage. Defendant denied having and knowing about the cash. United States federal government refused to negotiate a resolution that did not include a substantial prison sentence. Case proceeded to trial and Mr. DeFabio established someone else packed Defendant’s luggage and Defendant was unaware his luggage concealed about $100,000 cash. Jury found Defendant NOT GUILTY on all charges.

    • Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud CHARGES DISMISSED

      Charge: The United States federal government indicted Defendant in a thirteen defendant conspiracy to commit bank fraud. What Joel DeFabio did: Defendant faced an excess of twenty years imprisonment in federal prison. Government alleged Defendant to be an essential member of conspiracy. Defendant’s bank account was used to deposit stolen funds and disperse said funds to coconspirators. After many months of investigation and research Mr. DeFabio showed Defendant’s account and identity had been stolen by coconspirators. DeFabio used employment records to verify defendant’s location at the time of various bank transactions. Mr. DeFabio convinced United States Attorney to accept and consider the results of defendant’s polygraph test. United States federal government DISMISSED charges.

    • Conspiracy NOT GUILTY

      Charge:
      United States federal government charged Defendant, and three other coconspirators, with one count of conspiracy to commit involuntary servitude (slavery), one count of obtaining labor by threat and physical restrain, and one count of illegally harbo

      What Joel DeFabio did:
      United States federal government alleged Defendant held victim at her house and coconspirator’s house for five years as indentured servant working seven days per week, 15 hours per day, without pay. At a highly publicized jury trial DeFabio established Defendant did not participate in the involuntary servitude. DeFabio also established victim’s testimony regarding Defendant’s actions was unreliable or false.

    • Conspiracy to Commit Terrorism NOT GUILTY

      Charge:
      United States federal government charged Defendant and six other individuals, collectively known as the “Liberty City 7”, with one count of conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism and one count of waging war against the United States of America.

      What Joel DeFabio did:
      United States federal government spent over $15 million prosecuting this case, had months’ of wiretapped phone conversations, and over twenty recorded meeting and conversations between the Liberty City 7 and a confidential informant. This Included a videotaped meeting in a government controlled warehouse were each of the seven members took an oath of allegiance to Al Qaida. DeFabio spent a year preparing and at a three month jury trial played specific wire taped conversations of Defendant establishing Defendant was unaware of the other members’ terror activities. DeFabio established when defendant became aware of terror activities he moved to Atlanta.

    • Conspiracy to Import Cocaine NOT GUILTY

      Charge:
      United States federal government charged Defendant and nine other coconspirators with four counts of conspiracy to import cocaine.

      What Joel DeFabio did:
      In a three week trial Mr. DeFabio argued despite being arrested at the dock where cocaine was being loaded off a boat, Defendant was not involved. Defendant’s physical condition rendered him incapable of moving fifty to one hundred bags of cocaine.

    • Conspiracy, Extortion, & Assault NOT GUILTY

      Charge:
      United States federal government charged Defendant with conspiracy to defraud the United States of America, extortion, assault on an FBI agent, carjacking, assault with intent to rob a federal agent, and possession of a firearm in an attempt of viole

      What Joel DeFabio did:
      During an extensive cross examination, DeFabio discredited the testimony of FBI agent who Defendant pointed a gun and shot.

    • Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine NO JAIL

      Charge:
      In a 13 defendant indictment, the United States federal government charged Defendant with six counts of conspiracy to import and distribute cocaine.

      What Joel DeFabio did:
      Defendant participated in a large Haitian smuggling organization responsible for smuggling large amounts of cocaine into the United States of America through Miami International Airport. Despite being guilty of offense, DeFabio established Defendant played a limited role in the conspiracy.