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Understanding Federal Explosives Charges with Spodek Law Group and Attorney Todd Spodek
If you are facing federal explosives charges, it is crucial to understand the severity of your situation. Explosive materials can be dangerous in the wrong hands, which is why the U.S. government created a set of strict laws that regulate their handling. At Spodek Law Group, we have extensive knowledge of federal law, and our experienced team of attorneys will work tirelessly to build the possible defense plan for you.
Title 18, Section 842 of the U.S. Code outlines these laws that govern explosive materials’ handling. This statute states that it is illegal to import, manufacture, distribute or store explosive materials without a license. Furthermore, it is also unlawful to knowingly transfer or distribute these materials to anyone who isn’t licensed.
It’s important to note that this statute applies to both those who have licenses or permits and others without them. Anyone found violating this law could face severe punishment. Typically, fines and imprisonment for up to ten years are typical for most explosive violations. Still, charges involving teaching and demonstrating explosive materials can result in fines and imprisonment for up to twenty years.
The penalties for a conviction under 18 U.S.C. 842 can be severe because these materials are so dangerous in untrained hands. As specified by 18 U.S.C. 844, the consequences might include:
– Fines and imprisonment up to ten years for many explosives.
– Violations related to demonstrating or teaching explosive devices incur fines and up to twenty years’ imprisonment.
– Storing violations involving plastic explosives without detection agents or failing explosives report stolen materials carry less than one-year imprisonment and fines.
– When an explosive device is used in a felonious act felony itself, penalties increase up to twenty years in prison.
– Using an explosive material against foreign commerce affects interstate commerce resulting in five-twenty years’ imprisonment.
– Stealing explosive substances can result in up to ten years in prison.
– Distributing explosive materials with the knowledge of their use for criminal purposes may result in a sentence aligned with felonies ultimately committed.
At Spodek Law Group, we highly recommend working with an experienced federal criminal defense attorney if you are facing federal explosives charges. Our skilled legal team has years of experience and will work diligently to protect your rights and freedom. We’ll look for potential improper search tactics or negotiate for lesser violations. Our priority is to defend you and bring peace of mind during such an overwhelming time.
Most laws defining illegal activities’ delivery, storage or importation of explosive substances are given under 18 U.S.C. Chapter 40, titled Explosives and Other Dangerous Articles. The related statutes include:
– 18 U.S.C. 922 – Unlawful Acts (Firearms)
– 18 U.S.C. 841 Definitions
– 18 U.S.C. 843 Licenses and permits
– 18 U.S.C. 844 – Penalties
– 18 U.S.C. 845 Exceptions and Relief from Disabilities
– 18 U.S.C.846 Attorney General additional powers
– 18 U.S.C.847 Rules and regulations
– 18 U.S.C.848 – Effect on state law
– California Penal Code11418 – Weapons of mass destruction law
Don’t wait until it’s too late; contact Spodek Law Group today for more information about how our law firm can assist you with your federal explosives charges case.
The table below outlines the punishments that violators of the mentioned United States codes face:
| United States code | Charge | Punishment |
| 018 US Code | Unlawful Acts Related to Explosives | Fines and imprisonment up to 10 years. |
| 18 US Code | Penalties for a conviction under 842 | Penalties include fines and imprisonment for up to 20 years, depending on the violation. |
Legal Defenses for Federal Explosives Charges
When it comes to federal explosives charges, it’s important to keep in mind that the stakes are high as jail time is almost always on the table. Retaining an experienced legal team such as Spodek Law Group is advisable as soon as you become aware of these charges.
Our team of seasoned defense attorneys will work together with you and help build the possible defense strategy tailored to your case’s specific needs.
Several potential approaches can be pursued, which vary depending on your case circumstances:
– Arguing that the defendant didn’t realize a crime was being committed can be built upon the prosecutor’s inability to prove all aspects of the offense beyond reasonable doubt.
– Lack of proper search authorization or seizures can also lead to dismissal of charges and end prosecution altogether.
– Negotiating lesser violations with a federal prosecutor could lessen the impact by choosing plea bargain deals.
At Spodek Law Group, our top priority is defending you against federal explosives charges while protecting your rights and freedom. Contact us today for more information about how our law firm can assist you.
United States Code Violation Punishment
18 U.S.C. 842 Strict Stipulations Related To Handling Of Explosives Fines And Imprisonment For Ten Years
18 U.S.C. 844 Consequences Of Violations Under 842 Fines And Imprisonment Up To Twenty Years Depending On The Violation
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