If you have been arrested for allegedly committing a criminal offense here
in Brockton, or anywhere else throughout the state of Massachusetts, it
is important you understand the difference between a state crime and a
The primary difference between these two types of crimes is jurisdiction.
State's jurisdiction does not extend past a violation of state or
local laws. Federal jurisdiction, on the other hand, covers cases involving
the violation of:
- Federal law
- Crimes against the U.S. Constitution
- Cases where the United States is a party
- Certain other types of criminal offenses
There are crimes which can be handled at either the state or federal level.
Examples of crimes which can be prosecuted in both state and federal court
include, but are not limited to:
- Drug crimes
- Tax evasion
- Bank robbery
- Firearm offenses
- Money laundering
The court location where your case will be tried will depend largely on
the type of crime you committed and the parties involved.
HIRE A BROCKTON CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
If you need legal representation in a criminal case that could be tried
in either state or federal court, South Shore Criminal Defense stands
ready to help. The attorneys at the firm are aggressive defenders for
the rights of individuals facing all types of criminal charges and have
been for the past two decades. Their legal team is comprised of former
prosecutors, who are all licensed to practice in federal court, and who
each take pride in providing exceptional legal service to their clients
both in and out of the courtroom setting.
Do you need a criminal defense attorney to represent you in federal court?
The firm is more than qualified to defend your rights.
Call a criminal defense attorney in Brockton immediately so you can gain access to the legal assistance you need to significantly
improve your chances of avoiding federal charges and penalties.