A federal offense is a crime that is in violation of the United States federal criminal laws or statutes. Crimes occurring on federal property, such as in federal buildings or on federal lands, are within the jurisdiction of the United States federal government. One common example is the carrying of a weapon into a federal building, or the commission of mail fraud, as the U.S. Post Office is a federal entity. While state and local police may investigate federal offenses, they are commonly within the investigation of the Federal Bureau of Investigations as well. Some criminal acts may violate both a state statute and a federal statute, and thus can be prosecuted in both state court and federal court without violating the constitutional protection against double jeopardy. Criminal Defense Attorney Kenneth P. Hassett defends against both state and federal prosecutions. You can contact Hassett and Associates, P.A. 24 hours per day seven days per week for an immediate free consultation with a criminal lawyer to discuss your case or charges. Criminal defense lawyer Kenneth P. Hassett has been a criminal defense attorney and litigator since 1991, and he is licensed to practice anywhere in the State of Florida, primarily practicing in Miami Dade County, Fort Lauderdale, and Broward County.
The information on this page does not represent legal advice. Florida Statues obtained from Online Sunshine, www.leg.state.fl.us, the official site of the Florida Legislature. Because the law is continually changing, some of the provisions contained herein may be out of date. It is always wise to seek counsel from an experienced criminal attorney like Kenneth Hassett.
If you have been charged as an Accessory After the Fact or a Principal in the First Degree to a criminal offense in Broward or Miami-Dade County, call Criminal Defense Attorney Kenneth P. Hassett.