The difference lies in the type of crime that has been committed and where it happened. Crimes that occur across state lines become federal cases. However, a crime that violates federal laws can happen in a single state. The differences are sometimes complex and require an attorney with experience dealing with federal crimes. Let’s take an in-depth look at what turns a crime into a federal case.
Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Attorney
You are riding with a friend who is pulled over for a traffic stop. The police officers search the vehicle and find drugs under the back seat. You are charged with possession of drugs and arrested, even though you had no idea your friend had drugs in the vehicle. What should you do?
Facebook has been in the news recently because of concerns about private information being accessed by third parties. Our Erie criminal defense team felt it was an appropriate time to review the dangers of using social media, including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, after being charged with a crime. One post could seriously inhibit an attorney… Read more »
When you think about the consequences of a criminal conviction, you probably think about jail, fines, loss of driving privileges, probation, alcohol or drug programs, community service, and ignition interlock devices. If so, you are correct. These punishments are just a few of the potential consequences of being convicted of a crime in Pennsylvania. However,… Read more »
I do not know anyone who does not feel a little apprehension when they see blue lights flashing behind them while driving. Being pulled over by an officer does not need to be a stressful event; however, it is often a bit intimidating. Knowing what to do when you are pulled over can make the… Read more »
What Does a Criminal Defense Attorney Do? Simply put, a defense lawyer acts as a representative for anyone charged with a crime. This representation includes going to court if necessary. The constitution promises all citizens charged with a crime be provided representation if they cannot afford it. That’s just how important it is to have an experienced criminal… Read more »