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What is Considered a Title 18 Federal Crime in Virginia?
While most crimes are investigated by local and state agencies, federal crimes are those which are handled by federal agencies like the FBI, CIA, DEA, or BTF. As a result, consequences can be extremely serious. If you believe you are a subject of a federal investigation, it’s time to get help from an experienced criminal defense lawyer who knows how to handle these kinds of cases.
Under Title 18 of the United States Code some federal crimes include:
- Mail fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Civil rights violations
- Identity theft
- Crimes aboard an aircraft
- Cyber crimes
Your freedom is our priority. Building a strong case to fight for your rights takes preparation and planning. With over 24 years of legal experience and having previously worked as a prosecutor, Attorney Ehrenworth knows the strategies that work when fighting for your rights. Federal investigators have larger teams to help secure a conviction, so it is important to get an advocate on your side who knows how to stand strong against their accusations.
Federal Crimes vs State Crimes: What's the Difference?
Federal crimes are criminal offenses that violate laws established by the United States federal government, whereas state crimes are offenses that violate laws established by individual state governments.
Another important difference is that federal laws apply to the entire country, whereas state laws only apply within the boundaries of a particular state. This means that a crime that is legal in one state may be illegal in another, and that a person may be charged with both federal and state crimes for the same offense.
Federal crimes are typically investigated by federal law enforcement agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and prosecuted by the United States Department of Justice. Examples of federal crimes include drug trafficking, fraud, embezzlement, and certain types of white-collar crimes.
State crimes, on the other hand, are typically investigated by state law enforcement agencies such as state police or local sheriffs and prosecuted by state attorneys. Examples of state crimes include theft, assault, burglary, and homicide.
While both federal and state crimes can carry serious penalties, the punishment for federal crimes is typically more severe, including being sentenced to federal prison–rather than state prison–as well as longer imprisonment terms and higher fines. Federal crimes also often have more extensive investigation and prosecution resources available to them, and can involve multiple jurisdictions.
Experienced Federal Crime Legal Counsel
If you suspect you are the subject of federal investigation, chances are there is a substantial case built up against you already. You should hire a Newport News federal crimes lawyer as soon as possible in order to get started gathering facts and other details that can prove your innocence. Our firm has handled thousands of cases, often securing reduced or dropped sentences. We are on your side, and we want to help you.
Fight for your freedom. Call Ehrenworth Law, PLLC today at (757) 663-4477 or contact our firm online to schedule a free consultation with our Newport News federal crime attorney. Also serving the Hampton Roads Area.