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Federal Crimes

Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers

Preserve Your Rights with Excellent Representation

Defending a case in federal court is often much more difficult than state court. The investigators and prosecutors are equipped with a significant amount of resources, and the penalties can be much more severe.

When accused of a federal crime, it is crucial that you have a criminal law firm on your side that has the necessary experience and skills to handle these types of cases. At The Law Office of Scott Mackenzie, our Dallas federal criminal defense attorneys have a thorough knowledge of the federal court system and are skilled in creating personalized defense strategies for our clients.

If you stand accused of any federal offense, put our experience in the courtroom to work for you. Call us at (469) 619-2298 right away.

The Prosecution of Federal Crimes vs. State Crimes

A federal crime is one that has been made illegal by federal legislation.

The organizations that usually investigate federal crimes include:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Secret Service
  • Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Many types of federal crimes are also illegal at the state level. When an act is considered criminal at both the state and the federal level, it can be tried by either court system. The decision regarding which level to prosecute the crime on involves several factors.

Crimes most often prosecuted in the federal court include:

  • Financial crime
  • Drug trafficking
  • Large-scale fraud
  • Organized crime
  • Fraud against the U.S.
  • Crime committed against federal officials

Conversely, the crimes most often prosecuted in the state court system include crimes against an individual (such as assault or rape) and crimes against property (like theft or robbery). State governments usually handle more cases than the federal government, but there are certain offenses that can only be prosecuted at the federal level.

Crimes only handled by the federal court include:

  • Treason
  • Espionage
  • Federal tax evasion
  • Customs offenses

Obtain Qualified Legal Counsel Today

When you hire The Law Office of Scott Mackenzie, we strive to be by your side every step of the way and provide you with the guidance you need to move forward. Our Dallas federal criminal defense lawyers take a very aggressive approach to defending our clients and can provide innovative strategies and solutions for your case.

To schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your federal case, contact our experienced criminal defense lawyers at (469) 619-2298.

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