What You Need To Know About Federal Crimes Versus State Crimes
Any criminal offense should be taken seriously. But when it comes to federal crimes, it is especially important that you seek the help of a knowledgeable, aggressive criminal defense attorney who has a wealth of experience handling cases in both state and federal court. At the Law Office of Louis G. DeAngelis, LLC, we understand how a federal criminal charge can affect your life. From our office in Englewood, we work closely with clients on an individual basis to ensure they understand their rights and how a conviction may affect their life, family and future.
The Impact Of State And Federal Crimes
There are important differences between state crimes and federal crimes both in law and consequence. When you are faced with a state crime, judges have a bit more discretion with regard to sentencing than the federal judges. In addition, federal crimes often carry stiffer penalties and consequences and longer jail sentences. With these increased risks, hiring an attorney is critical to mounting a successful defense. At our firm, we don’t back down from a challenge.
Many crimes may be charged in either state or federal court and a lot depends on the type of crime, the severity and the prosecuting authorities’ discretion. A large number of federal crimes are also commonly referred to as “white collar” crimes and involve an element of financial wrongdoing. Some common federal crimes include:
- Mail fraud
- Medicare fraud
- Money laundering
- Drug offenses, including trafficking, possession and manufacturing
- Weapons charges
- Receipt of stolen goods
- Child pornography
Our attorneys will work on your behalf to ensure that you don’t end up in federal custody while awaiting trial and aggressively prepare your defense. At the Law Office of Louis G. DeAngelis, LLC, no case is too complicated for our experienced lawyers. We can handle the challenging aspects of federal charges and will strive to get you the best possible outcome under the circumstances.