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Oregon Criminal Lawyer – Federal Offenses Info

Are you being charged with a federal crime? If so it’s time to hire a Eugene criminal defense lawyer experienced in federal law. At Veralrud and Fowler we have successfully defended our clients against both state and federal charges. With our years of experience taking on the federal justice system we can confidently and effectively defend you before a federal judge. Below we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions concerning federal crimes.

How is a federal crime defined?

A federal crime is a crime that violates a statute passed by Congress. Congress is in charge of passing federal legislation and any violations committed against this legislation are tried before a federal judge. The FBI or Federal Bureau of Investigation is in charge of investigating federal offenses. Examples of these offenses include kidnapping, immigration offenses, illegal possession or sale of firearms and tax evasion.

If you are facing federal charges it is time to hire a qualified Eugene criminal defense lawyer. At Veralrud and Fowler we can provide you a Eugene lawyer well versed in federal law.

I’m being charged with a federal offense do I need a lawyer that specializes in federal law?

Federal law and state law are vastly different. If you are facing federal charges you will need a Eugene attorney that has experience with federal legislation. Your Eugene lawyer will not only need to be familiar with federal law but will need a license to practice in a federal court. Before hiring a Eugene lawyer ensure that they have successful experience defending clients in federal cases. An attorney can be adept in cases dealing with state law but unsuccessful in federal cases.

Your Eugene criminal defense lawyer can be the difference between a verdict of guilty or not guilty. At Veralrud and Fowler we have the experience to successfully represent you.

I am being investigated for a federal crime but have not been charged. Should I hire a Eugene attorney?

If you are under investigation for a federal crime it is crucial that you hire an attorney in Eugene Oregon to represent you. It is likely that you will be charged with a crime if you are already under investigation. Your Eugene attorney will be able to ensure that your rights are not violated throughout the investigation process. They will also have access to information that you might not be able to obtain concerning the investigation. Having legal counsel throughout all parts of the legal process is highly advisable and that includes during the investigation even before charges have been brought against you.

Can one crime be charged as both a federal and state crime?

One crime can be seen as both a federal and state offense. It is entirely possible to violate both Oregon’s state laws and at the same time violate a statute passed by Congress. If you are facing criminal charges that are both federal and state offenses it’s time to call Veralrud and Fowler. We can provide you with a Eugene criminal defense attorney adept in both federal and state law.

Federal charges are serious and require the defense of an experienced Eugene criminal defense attorney. Your very future is on the line when facing the legal system and it’s vital that you are justly represented. Call Veralrud and Fowler today and gain a Eugene criminal defense attorney that will fight tirelessly for you.

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