Federal crimes are offenses that violate U.S. federal criminal law. These offenses are prosecuted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other government agencies. They can carry more severe penalties than that given by state courts. When you’re under investigation by a federal agency, hire an experienced criminal lawyer that can represent you from the Law Offices of John D. Kirby.
Federal versus state courts
Both the states and the federal government can prosecute people for criminal offenses, but each as their own court system. Any issues that violate the United States constitution fall within the federal court’s jurisdiction and is prosecuted in a federal court. Judges in the federal court system are nominated by the president and must be approved by the senate, they serve for life. More than 90% of people who are prosecuted in federal courts are convicted, which makes it even more necessary to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Types of federal crimes
Some examples of federal crimes include: treason, white-collar crimes, money laundering, counterfeiting, drug trafficking, piracy, or interstate commerce violations. Federal criminal offenses require a strong defense from an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Our legal professionals have the experience and resources necessary to represent those facing both federal and state criminal charges.
Types of state crimes
Some examples of state crimes include: DUI, DWI, violent crimes, theft, sex crimes, real estate fraud, and homicide. Depending on your charges, you may face hefty fines and a lengthy sentence in jail or prison. Our legal team can represent you in all state legal proceedings and work hard to get you the results you deserve.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a Criminal Defense Lawyer Today
If you have been charged with a federal or state crime, call to schedule a free consultation with a criminal defense lawyer today. The experienced legal professionals at the Law Offices of John D. Kirby will investigate the facts of your case and give you an effective and strong legal voice. Call our law office at 619-557-0100 to schedule a legal consultation where you can speak with our friendly staff.