So, what is a federal crime? A federal crime is an offense made illegal under federal law. When a person is charged for a federal crime, they will be prosecuted in federal court, rather than local or state courts. Although there are similarities between state and federal crimes, federal charges are usually some of the most serious criminal allegations a person can face.
Our firm handles the full range of federal cases, including:
- Federal Drug Crimes
- Federal Weapons Charges
- Federal Investigations
- Internet Crimes
- Child Pornography
- Federal Tax Evasion
- White Collar Crimes
- Violent Crimes
- Healthcare Fraud
Why Hire Our Federal Crimes Attorney
At Weintraub & Alper Legal, our legal team is experienced in handling a wide variety of Atlanta federal court cases. Attorney Howard Weintraub is a former federal prosecutor who has spent years protecting the rights, freedoms, and futures of clients facing federal charges.
His attention to detail, aggressiveness, and insight into the "other side" have allowed him to earn numerous successful results, even in the most challenging federal cases. Attorney Weintraub has also received commendations for his legal work from the FBI, IRS, and U.S. Attorney General.
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Weintraub & Alper Legal Federal Defense
Federal cases place more on the line than other criminal charges, and are worked by well-funded federal agencies. These cases also often involve complex investigations. For these reasons, it is crucial to work with proven attorneys who have the ability to protect your rights at all times during your case.
At our firm, we recommend that anyone who believes they may be or soon be under investigation for a federal crime – as well as anyone who has already been charged – contact an Atlanta federal criminal defense attorney from our firm as soon as possible.
Distinguishing Federal Crimes from State Crimes in Georgia
Understanding the key differences between federal and state crimes in Georgia is crucial for anyone facing criminal charges. While both involve violations of the law, they fall under distinct jurisdictions and legal systems.
The primary distinction lies in the jurisdiction handling the case. State crimes are offenses against state laws and are prosecuted by state authorities in Georgia. These crimes typically include offenses like robbery, assault, and drug possession.
On the other hand, federal crimes are violations of federal laws, often involving activities that cross state lines or impact national interests. Federal agencies such as the FBI, DEA, or ATF investigate these offenses, and cases are prosecuted in federal courts.
Federal crimes often carry more severe penalties compared to state crimes. Federal sentencing guidelines are stringent, and convictions may result in lengthy prison sentences, significant fines, and other harsh consequences.
Investigation and Prosecution:
Federal investigations are usually more extensive and may involve multiple agencies. Federal prosecutors have considerable resources at their disposal, and cases often undergo thorough scrutiny. State investigations and prosecutions tend to be more localized.
Examples of Federal Crimes:
Federal crimes commonly include offenses like white-collar crimes (e.g., fraud, embezzlement), drug trafficking across state lines, kidnapping with interstate elements, and certain types of cybercrime.
Navigating the complexities of federal and state criminal charges requires specialized legal expertise. A skilled criminal defense attorney, familiar with both systems, can provide essential guidance and build a strategic defense tailored to the specific jurisdiction. If you are facing criminal charges in Georgia, consulting with an experienced attorney is crucial to protecting your rights and achieving the best possible outcome for your case.
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