Maryland Federal Export Control Charges
KaiserDillon PLLC has the experience and tenacity necessary to defend your rights and ensure you receive the legal defense you deserve when facing federal export control charges in Maryland. At KaiserDillon PLLC we are dedicated to staying on top of these changes in the law to ensure our clients receive the defense they need.
Many lawyers who practice in federal court have little experience with these kinds of cases. We do. We’ve represented clients caught up in export control investigations and prosecutions. We can bring that experience to bear for you.
Maryland export control violations are primarily investigated by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) but may involve the participation of additional government agencies. Individuals often face investigations for export control violations in one of three situations:
1. Shipping something illegal – You may be charged with a Maryland export control violation if you are suspected of shipping of narcotics or other illegal items or substances.
2. Shipping something without the proper permit or license – Maryland export control violations may be found when someone ships an item, like alcohol or firearms without the proper governmental authorization.
3. Shipping items to a prohibited country– The federal government has prohibited US citizens and business from shipping items to certain countries for a number of reasons. If you are suspected of shipping items to a prohibited country you may be charged with an export control violation in Maryland.
At KaiserDillon PLLC we understand the uncertainty you are facing and work hand in hand with our clients to ensure you receive the best possible representation in your Maryland export control case. Maryland export control cases carry some very serious penalties. The may result in both civil and criminal penalties for violations of US export control laws. Unfortunately these violations carry per violation penalties, rather than penalties per violator. That means you can be charged with multiple violations as a result of one action. Each criminal violation can carry penalties of up to $1,000,000 and 10 years imprisonment. Each civil violation can carry penalties of up to $50,000.
Because ICE often works with additional government agencies to develop the export control cases they pursue, these cases are most often developed with the use of undercover investigations and the interception of packages allegedly sent by the individual accused of the export control violations. In addition to proving an item or piece of information was exported, the prosecutors must prove that you intended to illegally export the item. The knowledge or intent portion of the crime can often prove to be an important part of successfully defending a Maryland export control charge. At KaiserDillon PLLC we carefully analyze all aspects of the charges you are facing to provide you with the best possible representation.
We offer free consultations to all potential clients facing federal export control charges in Maryland and encourage you to contact us to discuss your case. Let us help you determine the best steps to take next.