Manassas Federal Crime Attorney
Federal Crimes Defense in Virginia
If you are facing federal charges, you need a federal criminal lawyer with the knowledge and resources to get the most favorable outcome in your case. At Dischley Law, PLLC has years of experience defending clients against federal charges, and we understand how to navigate the complex legal system. We know how to work with federal prosecutors and have a strong understanding of how to attack federal cases in court.
Types of Federal Cases We Handle
Federal crimes involve violations of federal law and are prosecuted by federal law enforcement agencies. Federal crimes are prosecuted by federal prosecutors, not state prosecutors.
Our firm handles all types of federal cases, including federal drug crimes, immigration crimes, white-collar crimes, and more. No matter how complex or serious your case is, our firm can help.
Our firm handles a range of federal cases, including:
- Drug crimes
- Immigration crimes
- White-collar crimes
- Child pornography
- Child molestation
- White collar crimes
- Weapons crimes
- Murder for hire
Federal Crimes vs. State Crimes: What's the Difference?
Federal crimes and state crimes are two distinct categories of offenses based on the jurisdiction and authority of the governing entity that prosecutes and adjudicates them.
Here are the key differences between federal crimes and state crimes:
- Jurisdiction: Federal crimes fall under the jurisdiction of the federal government, which has authority over matters that affect the entire country or involve federal laws. State crimes, on the other hand, are offenses that violate state laws and are within the jurisdiction of the individual states.
- Laws and Statutes: Federal crimes are generally governed by federal laws, such as the United States Code (U.S.C.), which includes a wide range of offenses like drug trafficking, interstate fraud, kidnapping across state lines, and counterfeiting currency. State crimes, however, are governed by the criminal codes and statutes of each individual state, which may vary from one state to another.
- Investigation and Prosecution: Federal crimes are investigated by federal agencies, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), or Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and are prosecuted by federal attorneys from the United States Department of Justice. State crimes, on the other hand, are typically investigated by state and local law enforcement agencies and are prosecuted by state or district attorneys.
- Courts: Federal crimes are heard in federal courts, which are established by the federal government. The judiciary system includes district courts, appellate courts, and the United States Supreme Court. State crimes are adjudicated in state courts, which vary in structure across states but generally consist of trial courts, appellate courts, and a state supreme court.
- Penalties: The penalties for federal crimes are determined by federal sentencing guidelines, which provide a structured framework for judges to determine the appropriate punishment based on factors such as the severity of the offense and the defendant's criminal history. State crimes are subject to the sentencing guidelines established by each individual state, and the penalties can vary widely.
- Scope and Impact: Federal crimes often involve offenses that have a significant impact on interstate commerce, national security, or federal interests. They may also involve crimes committed on federal property or offenses that cross state lines. State crimes primarily address violations of state laws that affect the residents and interests within a particular state.
How a Federal Defense Attorney Can Help
Federal laws are different than state laws, and this is especially true when it comes to criminal law. If you are facing criminal charges in federal court, you need a lawyer who knows how to navigate the system. Our firm has experience with federal courts and can help you understand the charges against you, navigate the complex legal system, and help you get the best possible outcome.
Their exceptional assistance and guidance made the process stress-free- Ben
I chose Dischley Law in part because they are a Veteran-owned firm, but also because of their competitive fees and the compassion they demonstrated as I described my case during the consultation- C.G.
After receiving a Reckless Driving summons in Fairfax, VA, I contacted a number of lawyers. I found my conversation with Dischley Law to be the most helpful and comforting.- R.M.
You will not find a more caring and proactive attorney in your search for effective representation. David gets right to the heart of the case, finds the defenses, and presents them at the right time.- J.M.