Understanding Criminal Federal Charges In Nebraska
At Courtney Law Office, P.C., L.L.O., our founding attorney, Jeff Courtney, is licensed to practice in both state and federal courts. The legal team at our firm has been serving clients in Nebraska and southwest Iowa for decades. We have the knowledge, skills and experience needed to defend clients against complicated charges in federal court.
The Difference Between State And Federal Crimes
The state of Nebraska outlines and defines specific crimes under state law. Crimes like DUI, murder and theft are prosecuted in the state courts. The local police departments and criminal prosecutors can also file drug charges.
However, the United States also has criminal jurisdiction through its federal court system to prosecute certain crimes. These are often much more complicated criminal charges to defend and often come with very serious potential consequences.
Examples of federal crimes include:
- Identity theft
- Money laundering
- Tax evasion
- Transporting drugs across state lines
When an offender is convicted of a state crime and sentenced to jail time, the prison sentence is served in a state prison. Sentencing for federal crimes usually follows regimented mandatory sentencing guidelines, and the judges don’t always have discretion to consider contributing factors and stray from required guidelines. Jail time is served at any federal prison, even one that might be out of state.
Serious Federal Criminal Charges Require An Experienced Defense Attorney
Any criminal charges can gravely affect your career, personal life and future. But accusations of a federal crime can be even more damaging and require a serious and aggressive defense. Our founding attorney, Jeff Courtney, has been aggressively defending clients from criminal charges for decades and has the experience necessary to advise you of all your options and walk you through the possible outcomes and consequences.
Facing Federal Charges? Call Now.
Don’t wait. If you are facing criminal federal charges, the faster you retain an experienced criminal federal defense attorney, the faster you can start to put your life back together again. Call us today at 402-553-2333 or use the contact form to send an email and schedule your free consultation.