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Differences Between Federal and Kansas State Crimes.
Did you know that not all laws are created by the federal government? A majority of the laws citizens must follow are created by the state they live in. Many state and federal laws are similar in nature, but as you will see, there are a variety of critical differences when the two are compared side-by-side.
Federal laws are enforced by the federal government agencies
Firstly, state laws are created and enforced by state governments, while federal laws are created and enforced by the federal government. The federal government has jurisdiction over crimes that involve federal agencies such as such as Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Internal Revenue Service (IRS-CI), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), federal property, or cross state borders. In contrast, state governments have jurisdiction over crimes that occur within their state boundaries.
Penalties for violating federal laws
Federal criminal justice process
Another key difference between state and federal laws is the criminal justice process. Federal criminal cases often involve more extensive investigations and resources, including a grand jury proceeding, and may take more time to reach a verdict. Federal courts have their own set of procedural rules and regulations, which can make the defense of a federal criminal case more complex than defending a state criminal case.
Consequences of federal crime convictions
It is important to understand that being charged with a federal crime can have significant consequences, including the potential loss of liberty, reputation, and financial stability. As a Federal Criminal Defense Law Firm, we understand the intricacies of federal criminal law and can help you navigate the complexities of the federal criminal justice system. If you are facing federal charges, it is crucial to have our experienced lawyers by your side to protect your rights, defend your case, and ensure the best possible outcome.
How Our Federal Crimes Expertise and Experience Can Help You
Phil Stein, Federal Crimes Defense Attorney
Phil Stein, Federal Criminal Defense Attorney, has spent his entire career handling serious and complex criminal matters as both a prosecutor and defense attorney, with a particular focus on federal, state, and municipal criminal defense. If you are facing a federal crime charge, Phil Stein's vast knowledge and experience in handling unique evidentiary and legal issues, as well as his extensive trial experience, make him well suited to aggressively defend anyone accused of a federal crime. Phil has extensive experience in analyzing forensic evidence such as biological forensics, DNA, crime scene processing, toxicology, ballistics, and computer/phone forensics.
When facing federal charges, it's essential to have an attorney who can handle the complex legal process of federal court. The differences between state and federal crimes can have significant consequences, including differences in the manpower, time and resources federal prosecutors have at their disposal, the severity of punishments, and the length of sentences. Federal sentencing guidelines are much stricter than state sentencing guidelines, and federal law violators are likely to pay heavier fines.
If you have been charged with a federal crime, it's important to be proactive and find an experienced federal defense attorney. Phil Stein, along with the team of attorneys at SRC Law Group, LLC, have the knowledge and experience necessary to guide you through the legal process and provide you with the best representation possible. They understand the gravity of federal charges and will fight tirelessly to protect your legal interests.
Phil's extensive trial experience and knowledge of all aspects of criminal cases, including federal crimes such as tax evasion, mail fraud, and drug trafficking, allow him to analyze your case and develop a strong defense strategy tailored to your specific situation. Phil is dedicated to maintaining a positive professional relationship with law enforcement and prosecutors, which helps ensure that his clients receive the best legal representation possible.
Adam Chingren, Federal Crimes Defense Attorney
Adam Chingren, Federal Criminal Defense Attorney at SRC Law Group, LLC, has worked on over 500 felony cases ranging from DUI to off-grid sex crimes and first-degree murder. This extensive trial experience and knowledge of all aspects of criminal cases make him a highly effective federal defense attorney. If you have been charged with a federal crime, Adam's expertise in criminal defense can be essential to achieving the best possible outcome in your case.
Federal crimes carry significant consequences, including severe punishments and lengthy sentences. Adam's experience with both Kansas state and federal crimes makes him an excellent attorney to represent you in a federal case. His extensive trial experience and knowledge of federal laws make him a highly effective advocate for his clients.
Adam has successfully argued cases in District court and before the Kansas Court of Appeals. He is a nationally ranked top 10 under 40 by the National Academy of Criminal Defense, an honor that recognizes his outstanding work as a criminal defense attorney.
At SRC Law Group, LLC, their team of attorneys is dedicated to providing clients with the best possible representation in both state and federal criminal cases. Whether you are facing federal charges for tax evasion, child pornography, or identity theft, their attorneys have the experience and knowledge necessary to defend your rights and fight for the best possible outcome in your case.
If you have been charged with a federal crime, it's important to have an experienced federal defense attorney like Adam Chingren by your side. His knowledge and experience can be essential in navigating the complex legal process of federal court and achieving the best possible outcome for your case. With Adam and the team at SRC Law Group, LLC, you can rest assured that your legal interests will be aggressively defended.
Ashley E. Repp, Federal Crimes Defense Attorney
Ashley E. Repp, Federal Criminal Defense Attorney at SRC Law Group, LLC, has extensive experience in criminal defense, including DWI/DUI and sex crimes. Ashley has spent over 5 combined years as an assistant prosecutor in Platte and Clay County, Missouri, where she specialized in handling various criminal cases including forgery, stealing, assault cases, sex-related offenses, crimes against children, and even homicides.
Ashley's experience in both prosecution and defense provides her with a unique perspective on the criminal justice system, which allows her to craft individualized strategies tailored to the specific needs of each client. She prides herself on her dedication, organization, and individualized approach to each case.
If you have been charged with a federal crime, Ashley's experience in criminal defense can be essential to achieving the best possible outcome in your case. Her knowledge of the criminal justice system and understanding of both sides of the courtroom help her construct an effective defense strategy to protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome.
Ashley understands the complexities of federal cases, and she works relentlessly to ensure that her clients are protected and their legal interests are represented. She will do everything in her power to get the charges against you reduced or even dismissed.
With Ashley and the team at SRC Law Group, LLC, you can rest assured that your legal interests will be aggressively defended. If you have been charged with a federal crime, it's important to have an experienced federal criminal defense attorney like Ashley E. Repp by your side.
Types of Federal Crimes
Federal crimes include:
- Tax evasion
- Possession of certain illegal weapons
- Mail fraud
- Kidnapping across state lines
- Bank robbery
- Child pornography
- Credit card fraud
- Identity theft
- Computer sex crimes
- Illegal wiretapping
- Damaging or destroying public mailboxes
- Drug trafficking
- Electoral fraud
Common state crimes include:
- Assault / battery
- Domestic Battery / Domestic Assault
- DUI / DWI
- Sexual Battery
- Sexual Assault
- Drug possession charges
- Juvenile crimes
Who Prosecutes the Defendant.
One of the main differences between state and federal crimes is the entity that prosecutes the trial. When people are charged with state crimes, the team of prosecutors who go to trial are paid, trained, and assembled by the state. Therefore, if someone is accused of a DUI on a Kansas road, he or she will be prosecuted by men and women who work for the state of Kansas in a county or state courthouse.
When people are charged with federal crimes, the team of prosecutors who go to trial are paid, trained, and assembled by the federal government. Therefore, if someone is charged with a DUI in a national park, he or she will be prosecuted by men and women who work for the United States federal government in a federal court most convenient/relevant to the accused’s location.
Side note: if someone commits a crime that breaks state and federal laws, they may be prosecuted by both the state and federal government for the actions he or she committed. As a result of this rule, someone prosecuted by both the state and federal government may be convicted for both charges, or they may face a conviction from a single entity. Therefore, even if the accused earns a “not guilty” verdict for a crime at the state level, they could earn a “guilty” verdict at the federal level for the same act.
Sentences & Other Punishments
The last significant difference between state and federal crimes is the severity of punishments and the length of sentences. Generally speaking, federal sentencing guidelines are much stricter than state sentencing guidelines. Additionally, those who break federal law are likely to pay heavier fines than those who violate state laws.
Regardless of your criminal law needs, SRC Law Group, LLC is here to help. Our attorneys have experience with both Kansas state and federal crimes, which means we can handle any case you may have.
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What To Do When You’ve Been Charged With a Federal Crime.
So what can you do when you discover that your worst nightmare just came true? The feds are on your doorstep arresting you on a federal indictment. You are facing a lengthy prison sentence and you feel paralyzed. What do you do?
Listen to your attorney.
You will likely be held in custody, even if only for a brief period of time. Do not speak to the other inmates. Every inmate in custody is trying to earn a reduced sentence and they all know that cooperating against another inmate is the quickest path to a shorter sentence.
Your phone calls are being recorded.
You are no longer in state court.
The sentencing structure is entirely different, as is the negotiation process. Your attorney will need to get specific information from you and from the government’s reports in order to be able to give you a projected sentencing range. Be patient, as this process will take time.
What can you do to help yourself if you are arrested by federal authorities? You can help yourself by seeking out an experienced federal trial attorney .