Federal v. State Charges 55 Years of Fierce Representation Against Federal Charges

Federal v. State Charges

What Are Federal Charges?

Federal crimes are offenses that specifically violate U.S. federal laws. Federal offenses are prosecuted by government agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and can oftentimes carry penalties that are far more severe than those levied by state courts.

If you are under investigation by a federal agency or have already been indicted on federal charges, your future may be at stake.

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Federal V. State Courts

Both the states and the federal government have the power to prosecute individuals for criminal offenses, with each having its own separate court system.

Any issues that deal with a violation of federal statutes or the United States constitution fall within the federal court system's jurisdiction and will therefore be prosecuted in federal courts. In total, there are 94 District Courts and 13 U.S. Courts of Appeals in the federal court system.

Federal vs State Judges

Judges in the federal court system are nominated by the president and, after being approved by the senate, serve for life. Federal prosecutors, on the other hand, begin their careers in the state system and are selected to serve the government after rising through the ranks.

This is why federal prosecutors are widely regarded as some of the toughest in the nation and have a reputation for prosecuting cases with extreme tenacity.

Federal Court Conviction Rate

More than 90% of individuals who are prosecuted in federal court are convicted. If you are facing federal charges, it is of utmost importance that you entrust your case to a hard-hitting federal criminal defense attorney to vastly improve your chances of securing a reduction or dismissal of your charges.

At Guy L. Womack & Associates, P.C., our lawyers can carefully craft a custom-tailored defense and provide the trial-tested support you need during this difficult time.

Call (713) 364-9913 to discuss your situation today.

Types of Federal Crimes

Crimes that are punishable under federal law include the following:

  • Piracy
  • Treason
  • Counterfeiting
  • Drug trafficking
  • Violations of securities laws
  • Violations of interstate commerce

Having defended clients against various types of crimes, including the following, our firm has the vast knowledge and passion to protect your freedom against the prosecution's claims:

Federal Charges Require a Powerful Defense

When considering the professional pedigree of the prosecution and judges found within the federal system, it is imperative for accused individuals to retain an equally aggressive defense to maximize their chances of securing a desirable outcome.

Federal offenses almost always carry harsher consequences than their state counterparts and can expose a person to a lengthy prison term, expensive fines, and elimination from holding certain occupations.

Contact a Federal Criminal Lawyer Today

At Guy L. Womack & Associates, P.C. our federal criminal attorneys have extensive experience representing the accused in federal court and can use our intricate understanding of the federal legal system to your advantage.

    We proudly serve as defense counsel for accused individuals throughout the United States and are licensed to practice in all federal courts.

    Contact Guy L. Womack & Associates, P.C. today for professional defense counsel for federal charges in Houston and throughout the USA.

    Why We Are Effective

    6 Reasons to Hire Us
    • 55 Years of Combined Experience
    • Thousands of Cases Successfully Defended
    • Hundreds of Jury Trials Handled
    • Highly Respected by the Legal Community
    • Honest & Straightforward Legal Advice
    • Accessible & Responsive Representation
    A Winning Attitude

    At Womack & Associates we always fight for the best possible results for our clients and our track record shows that. We've handled 1,000s of jury trials in state, federal, and military courts and have maintained a high rate of not-guilty verdicts, acquittals, and dismissals. 

    Where Winning Matters

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    • Violation of Supervised Release Avoided Prison

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    • Conspiracy to Launder Drug Proceeds Sentence Significantly Reduced

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    • Transporting an Illegal Alien Never Charged

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    • Man Detained by Border Patrol Charges Dismissed

      U.S. v. A.M.C.

    • Marijuana Distribution Charges Dropped

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    • Possession with Intent to Distribute Acquitted

      United States v. J.A.

    • Possession with Intent to Distribute Reduced Sentence

      United States v. E.N.

    • Smuggling Several Tons of Marijuana Case Dismissed

      United States v. K.S.

    • Drug Trafficking Charges Dropped

      United States v. L.H.

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