Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer in Ft. Worth, TX
State Offenses vs. Federal Offenses
There are two jurisdictions under which a crime can be prosecuted. When a crime is committed against an individual, local business, or the state, the offense is charged and tried under state jurisdiction. Crimes against the federal government or that are committed on federal property, however, are much more serious and are handled by federal agencies and the federal court.
These agencies include:
- The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- The Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
- Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
- The Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Types of Federal Crimes and Their Penalties
Almost all federal crimes are felonies punishable by up to $10,000 in fines (or more in some cases) and a state prison sentence that could last up to 20 years or even for life.
Common federal crimes include but are not limited to:
If you are charged with a federal crime, then you will have to go before the U.S. Federal Court to fight said charges. The federal court is far stricter than state and county courts, which is why you need to retain a Fort Worth criminal attorney who is experienced in federal criminal defense. At The Law Office of Samuel R. Terry, P.C., I am licensed to practice criminal defense before the U.S. Federal Court for the Northern District of Texas.
Speak with a Fort Worth Criminal Lawyer
The sooner you retain me as your aggressive Fort Worth federal crime lawyer, the stronger your defense will be. I start working on my clients' cases immediately and don't stop fighting until the best possible outcome for each case has been achieved. If you have been charged with a federal offense, then I can help you because I have the knowledge of federal court proceedings and have experience handling federal defense cases.