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What Types of State Crimes Lead to Federal Charges?

What Types of State Crimes Lead to Federal Charges?

If you were recently arrested in Las Vegas or anywhere in Nevada, you will most likely face state criminal charges. From DUI and theft to sex crimes and even murder, when you allegedly violate state law, your case will be handled by the state court system. 

However, if the alleged offense involves violating federal law, then your case will be investigated by federal authorities (FBI, DEA, ATF, DHS, etc.) and handled in federal court. There are fewer types of federal crimes because they encompass national interests. 

The following are the common types of state crimes that may result in federal charges: 

  • A state crime that occurs on federal property – From committing robbery on a federal bank to assaulting someone on a military base, any criminal offense involving federal land means the federal government has jurisdiction over the case. 

  • A state crime that occurs in more than one state – For instance, a drug trafficking operation involving multiple parties in different states is considered a felony offense. 

  • At state crime that crosses state lines – For example, a person kidnaps someone from Nevada and drives all the way to Texas. 

  • At state crime that violates customs or immigration law – common examples include counterfeiting or producing counterfeit merchandise, national or international human trafficking, and distribution of child pornography. 

If you or a loved one is facing federal criminal charges in Las Vegas, let The Draskovich Law Group protect your rights, reputation, and freedom. With more than 25 years of award-winning and trial-tested experience, our legal team has handled more than 10,000 cases in Nevada federal court. 

Contact us today at (702) 381-6590 for more information about federal crimes in Nevada. Schedule a free consultation! 


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