Federal crimes, or crimes that specifically violate the laws of the federal government, are among the worst. They are investigated by federal law enforcement, and the government itself prosecutes the case.
As someone who is facing federal charges, you need to be aware that the power of your opponent can't be overstated. The government is a major entity, and you are a single person. That doesn't mean you can't win your case, but it does mean that you need to be focused and prepared to do what you have to do to fight the charges and reduce the penalties you face.
What are some common federal crimes?
- Aggravated identity theft
- Aggravated battery or assault
- Child abuse
- Computer crimes
- Debit card fraud
- Copyright matters
- Contempt of court
- Economic espionage
and dozens more. Since so many crimes can be federal offenses, it's smart to talk to your attorney after an arrest. Find out exactly what kind of charges you're facing, so you know what kind of defense you'll need. For federal cases, a strong defense has to be backed with evidence and moving testimonies so that you can give yourself the best chance of reaching a plea deal or winning at trial.
Most people won't be charged with a single offense. There are similar charges that might be tacked on, adding up to more and more trouble for your case. Our site has more on the importance of working with your attorney to defend your rights during any criminal case, so you're treated fairly.