What Is Classified As A Federal Crime?

While states have their own laws, some types of crime can also be tried on a federal level if they occur on government property, if they are direct crimes against the government such as tax evasion or in some cases, if they are severe enough to also violate federal laws.

Some examples of charges that could be considered federal crimes include:

  • Drug trafficking
  • Serious violent crimes
  • White collar crimes
  • Kidnapping
  • Violence targeting a government official

Federal crimes are not limited to the above examples, and any type of crime could be tried in federal court if it occurs on federal property such as a DUI charge in a state park.

Some cases will overlap between state and federal crime, in which case a judge will determine on a case-by-case basis whether it should be tried in state or federal court.

Why You Should Choose An Attorney Promptly

If you do not hire your own lawyer to defend you in federal court, one will be selected for you. It is imperative that you reach out to an attorney as soon as you are charged. Choosing your own attorney means you can be assured of their experience and work closely with them before a trial occurs.

Nicholson, Gansner & Otis, S.C., is not only a highly regarded Wisconsin firm but we also have a vast network of experts such as investigators and forensic consultants that assist with criminal defense cases. This is a huge advantage to our clients, as it allows a much more thorough analysis and strong argument than other firms may be able to offer.

In addition, our team has tried countless cases in court on the state and federal levels. We know what to expect and what strategies will work best. When charged with such a serious offense, you want the strongest possible litigation team on your side.

Talk To An Attorney Now

Do not hesitate to reach out about your situation. You can schedule a free, 30-minute consultation by calling 608-620-0018 or filling out our contact form.

We are located in Madison, but we can schedule off-site appointments, as well as weekend and evening meetings if needed.