Federal Crimes

Lincoln Criminal Defense Attorney

Aggressive Advocacy for Those Accused of Federal Crimes

If you've been accused of criminal activity, it is important to understand whether or not your case may be considered a federal crime. Federal crimes are tried at a national level and often carry harsher sentencing than state crimes. At Monzón, Guerra & Associates Attorneys At Law, we understand how much is at stake when faced with federal crimes and are dedicated to providing aggressive and effective legal advocacy to fight for your rights.

With more than 20 years of experience in criminal law and hundreds of case successfully litigated, you can trust that our team of Lincoln federal crimes defense lawyers has the insight and understanding of the law necessary to protect your freedom and future.

Federal vs. State Crimes

The difference between a federal and a state crime involves the concept of jurisdiction, or a court's authority to make legal judgments concerning a case. A federal crime is one that falls within the jurisdiction of the federal government. Essentially, these crimes include violations of United States law, involve a threat to national security, or allegedly occurred on federal property.

Crimes that are often tried in federal court include:

  • Homicides
  • Sex offenses
  • White collar crimes
  • Aggravated assaults
  • Drug offenses
  • Weapons charges

It is not uncommon for a charge to fall under both state and federal jurisdiction, in which instance, the courts will decide whether to defer to one over the other or to try the case in both courts. This means that you may face criminal charges from both the state and the federal courts, and having effective legal advocacy from a Lincoln criminal defense lawyer is critical.

Take Action Immediately - Call 402-477-8188 Today!

If you have been accused of a federal crime, you have no time to lose. The case against you is already being built, and the sooner you call for a free consultation, the better your chances of finding the best possible outcome. We offer services in both Spanish and English to clients throughout Nebraska.

Contact the firm today to begin building your defense.