While all criminal charges are incredibly serious, federal criminal charges can be especially difficult to handle. If you have been accused of committing a federal crime, it is essential that you put a top-notch attorney on your side as soon as possible in order to protect your future.
If you believe that you are under investigation for, or you’ve been charged with, a federal crime, schedule a free initial consultation with The Linder Firm in Dallas, Texas, today to start seeking solutions. For more than three decades, Attorney Linder has been advocating for accused Texans in McKinney, Dallas County, Collin County, and beyond.
What is the Difference Between State & Federal Charges?
While most crimes are handled at the state level, federal crimes are investigated and prosecuted by government agencies such as the FBI or the Department of Homeland Security. For a crime to be considered a federal offense, it usually must have occurred in multiple states, been committed on federal property, have violated a federal law, or involve citizens from different states.
Not only are federal crimes handled in federal district court as opposed to state court, but they carry harsher penalties, too. This is because of a variety of reasons, including the fact that federal statutes have harsher sentencing laws and the maximum punishments for federal crimes are much higher than those for state crimes. In addition, most federal crimes carry possible punishment enhancements.
Working with an attorney who has proven success navigating federal criminal cases is the best way to ensure that your rights are protected as you strive to clear your name. Schedule a free initial consultation with The Linder Firm today to discuss your charges and the possible paths forward.