Charges brought by the U.S. Attorney's Office
The federal government can charge you with many of the same types of criminal charges that the state can charge you with. They can even bring a federal charge against you for the same criminal act that the state has already charge you for.
While there are some similarities between the federal and state criminal system, there are also many differences. Not only are the laws distinct, but the rules of court and legal procedure are not exactly the same. So, even though a lawyer may be proficient in a state case, he may be in way over his head in a federal case.
That’s why it’s important to have a lawyer that has strong understanding of the federal court system and doesn’t just dabble in federal court. It is imperative that you retain a lawyer that has handled a significant number of federal cases in the past and has federal trial experience. Contact the Ford Law Office for a free consultation to discuss your case.