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Aggressive Advocacy For Those Accused Of Federal Crimes

If you’ve been accused of criminal activity, it is important to understand whether 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 & Chipman, 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 40 years of combined legal 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.

What does an accusation of a federal crime mean for your future? Contact our firm at to learn more.

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 falls within the jurisdiction of the federal government. Essentially, these crimes involve violations of U.U.S. law, 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 crimes
  • 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 in both state and federal courts, and having effective legal advocacy from a Lincoln criminal defense lawyer is critical.

Take Action Immediately To Protect Your Future

If 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 consultation, the better your chances of finding the best possible outcome. We offer services in both Spanish and English to clients throughout Nebraska. Email us or call our office at for an appointment.