A crime is federal when it violates any United States federal legal codes or when someone carries out a criminal activity over multiple states. Law enforcement agencies will investigate and issue charges to the person accused of these illegal acts. There are several crimes that can become federal charges when applying certain aggravated factors. This includes: battery, identity theft, sexual abuse, and fraud, to name a few. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of John D. Kirby can represent those facing federal crime charges in the State of California.
When someone exhibits terrorist behavior, this can lead to federal criminal charges. These crimes usually lead to injury or a death (or many). The more harm the greater the penalty is for the accused.
Crimes on federal property
There are crimes that occur which could fall under local state law that become federal ones when they occur on federal property. This includes government housing, commercial property, or buildings in a city that the government owns. Our criminal defense lawyer will defend clients who need a legal professional who understands the federal legal process well.
Intentionally harming others
Many crimes increase in severity from state to federal when someone had the intention of hurting others. This can include arson, armed robbery, or assault with a deadly weapon.
Occurring in multiple states
Crimes that affect multiple states are usually charged as federal crimes. This can include: drug trafficking, kidnapping, child abuse, and more.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a Criminal Defense Lawyer Today
If you have been charged with a federal crime, call to schedule a free consultation with a criminal defense attorney 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 defense that will help you get the results you deserve. To schedule a legal consultation to learn how we can help you, call us at 619-557-0100.