Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys-Former FBI Special Agent Attorney 25 years
Other Offices: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Law Firm OverviewAt the Law Offices of Youngs and Associates, we represent clients before federal courts in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and throughout Florida as well as New York and the rest of the United States. We handle federal criminal defense cases as well as serious felony charges in state courts as well. Our firm also defends accused individuals facing federal charges in the United States who currently reside in foreign countries and who are awaiting extradition to the United States. We meet with family members of accused persons both in State and Federal cases both in the United States and abroad.
As a former FBI Special Agent Attorney and prosecutor, Senior Partner Michael Youngs handled numerous federal prosecutions in Miami, Florida and Denver, Colorado as well as extradition procedures in federal cases in Latin America and the Caribbean. Attorney Youngs was involved in the prosecution of numerous federal cases in the United States during his 25 year government career including bank fraud, mortgage fraud, medicare fraud, drug trafficking, money laundering, public corruption, computer crimes, interstate theft, child pornography, extradition and RICO/racketeering matters. He was also assigned to U.S. Embassies abroad in Colombia, Panama and the Dominican Republic as an FBI - U.S. Department of Justice Attache dealing with provisional arrest warrants, MLATS (Mutual Assistance Legal Treaties) and extradition procedures on a regular basis.
We also handle international criminal cases in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Year this Office was Established: 1999
Languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: International Extradition, Health Care Fraud, Mortgage Fraud, Tax Fraud, Mail Fraud, Business and Corporate Crimes, Bank Fraud, Antitrust Statutes Charges, Drug Trafficking or Possession, Public Corruption Charges, Conspiracy Charges, Alien Smuggling, Extortion or Hobbs Act Offenses, Copyright Violations, Economic Espionage, False Statements to Federal Law Enforcement, Counterfeiting, Gambling, Forgery, Obstruction of Justice, Offenses by Public Officers, Abortion Offenses
Areas of Law Description
We represent clients accused of federal, state or international crimes including:
- Drug Possession or Trafficking, Money Laundering and Conspiracy
Attorney Michael Youngs worked first as a prosecutor and then as an FBI Special Agent Attorney for 25 years investigating and prosecuting all types of federal criminal violations including drug trafficking, money laundering and conspiracy cases throughout Latin America and the Caribbean including extradition matters from Colombia, Panama and the Dominican Republic. If you are from a foreign country or currently being held for extradition in any foreign country for any federal or state charge you need to have a family member contact our office immediately so that we can review the case and oppose extradition if appropriate. If you have been extradited to the United States to face federal or state crime charges contact us or have a family member or friend call our office for a free consultation and evaluation of your case.
- Medicare Fraud, Fraud by Wire, Mortgage Fraud, Bank Fraud, Embezzlement, Tax Evasion and other Financial Fraud Crimes
If you or your company is facing charges of fraud or any other financial criminal offense in the federal court or Florida state courts contact our office for a free consultation about your options. With more than 30 years of experience as an attorney, Michael Youngs knows how to protect your interests at every stage of a fraud case, from investigation and indictment through trial.
- Business and Corporate Crimes
A company of any size can find itself facing serious criminal charges involving offenses as varied as securities fraud, bribery, or obstruction of justice. In many complex cases, the defendants in a single prosecution can include the corporation itself and any number of its executives, accountants, attorneys, salespeople or other employees. If you or your company is under criminal investigation or has been charged with a business or corporate financial crime contact the Law Offices of Youngs and Associates, P.A. immediately.
- Public Corruption
Your position as a public official and your reputation has been earned over a long period of time in most cases and your reputation can be destroyed and your life changed forever in an instant. Prosecutors and judges as well as the public as a whole wish to punish those they believe to be corrupt officials even more than typical repeat offenders due to a public official’s position of trust. This is why you need an aggressive experienced attorney who knows how federal investigators approach these matters and how prosecutors proceed to indict and seek maximum penalties in cases of public corruption. You need the Law Offices of Youngs and Associates to guide you through the maze in federal criminal defense cases and help protect your reputation and prevent you from being convicted for a false accusation.
- International Extradition
Attorney Michael Youngs was an FBI Special Agent Attorney working on extradition cases throughout U.S. Embassies in Latin America and the Caribbean. He was assigned to Bogota, Colombia, Panama City, Panama as well as a variety of locations throughout the Caribbean including Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic during his 25 year career with the U.S.Government. He is a fluent Spanish and Portuguese language speaker and can even communicate in the French language as well. For the last nine years, he has aggressively defended individuals accused of committing federal and Florida state crimes where in some cases prosecutors sought extradition of these individuals who were living in foreign countries.
- RICO Racketeering
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act, also known as RICO, is a federal law often used by federal prosecutors when someone is accused of being involved in a series of criminal acts over a period of time. Generally speaking, this federal law is applied to cases relating to organized crime such as the Mafia or organized street gangs. However, this law has been applied to a variety of other cases and really only requires that the accused person or persons are involved in ongoing criminal activities with a predicate offense involved such as money laundering, drugs, bribery, interstate theft, embezzlement, bank fraud, alien smuggling, wire fraud, interstate theft and is even often applied to terrorist organizations.
- Computer/Internet Crimes
If you are being accused of any crime relating to sabotage of computer data bases of corporations or of government entities a conviction for such an offense can be lengthy. Computer intrusion relating to the database construction or theft which affects the critical infrastructure of major corporations or the U.S. Government can even involve federal statutes relating to terrorism which might mean a sentence of life in prison. The U.S. Government has taken these type of cases very seriously and investigates them vigorously. If you do not contact an attorney when approached by federal law-enforcement you could be risking a life sentence or many years in federal prison. The legal penalties in this area are very harsh if you are convicted of purposeful acts of destruction of database information using the Internet. Our firm is available to discuss any such matter with you 24/7.
- Child Pornography
If you have been charged/indicted for child pornography or you believe you are under investigation by the FBI, one of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces or ICE we invite you to contact the law offices of Youngs and Associates as soon as possible for legal advice. If you are contacted by law enforcement regarding such a case do not provide any statements to them or agree to searches of your residence or computer hard drive without contacting an attorney for guidance.
- Insurance Fraud
Insurance fraud can be a federal crime (for example, defrauding Medicare in health care benefit programs) and/or a state crime both of which can result in a fine, a prison sentence, or a combination thereof, especially in cases involving a violation of federal law via the wire fraud or mail fraud statutes. There are two types of insurance fraud committed by an insured: 1) Legitimate insurance claims with exaggerated damages; 2) Fake claims for damages that never occurred or were staged.
Criminal conspiracy covers a wide range of criminal activities such as murder to health care fraud, illegal trafficking of drugs or even in cases of money laundering. Remember that a conspiracy charge often carries the same penalties as the actual crime depending on the predicate offense, and it is essential that you contact an attorney as soon as possible if you are charged with criminal conspiracy or believe you are under investigation for criminal conspiracy. Our firm has experience to deal with federal charges and our goal is to obtain the optimum result under the circumstances.
- Copyright Violations
If you have been charged with copyright infringement or trademark counterfeiting or interviewed by the FBI relating to possible charges, we invite you to please contact the offices of Youngs and Associates as soon as possible. We have the experience to deal with federal copyright cases and we will strive to use every legal tool to obtain the optimum result under the circumstances for our clients. Our attorneys are available anytime to discuss your case, and the first consultation is free of charge.
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- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Florida, Colorado, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. Bar
- Federal Bar in Florida and Colorado
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