Criminal Defense

Federal Crime Lawyer in Kansas and Missouri

Serious Representation for Serious Charges Throughout Kansas and Missouri

Even if you get arrested for a crime in Kansas or Missouri, you may face federal charges. If the government decides to enforce federal law, you need an experienced local defense attorney to help you navigate your case. Federal charges involve different timelines and procedures than state charges, and the consequences are usually more severe.

For all these reasons, you should not settle for anyone other than Attorney Michael C. Duma at Duma Law Offices. Attorney Duma’s legal team has been protecting and defending the rights of the accused for more than 10 years, and our family will fight for yours.

If you are facing federal charges, do not hesitate to get help from our conveniently located office in Olathe, Kansas – call us at (913) 225-8555 or contact us onlineto schedule your free 30-minute consultation today.

What Are Some Examples of Federal Crimes?

The federal government has jurisdiction to handle crimes related to drug distribution, firearm offenses, immigration, mail fraud, bankruptcy fraud, tax evasion, money counterfeiting, and more. You can also be charged with federal crimes if you commit a crime on federal property.

In some cases, the federal government may also step in to charge violent offenses like assault, kidnapping, and homicide – even if someone is already facing state charges. Crimes that cross state lines are federal crimes, as well.

Some of the most common federal crimes include:

  • Drug crimes (especially drug trafficking crimes)
  • Gun crimes (including armed robbery)
  • Fraud, theft, and embezzlement (white-collar crimes)
  • Internet crimes
  • Sex crimes
  • Illegal immigration

What’s the Difference Between State and Federal Crimes?

State and federal crimes are handled by different law enforcement agencies and judges.

While state crimes are investigated by county sheriffs, state authorities, and local police officers and prosecuted by city and state district attorneys, federal crimes are investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and other federal agencies and prosecuted by U.S. Attorneys.

State crimes are handled by judges who are appointed or elected pursuant to State law, while federal crimes are handled by judges who are appointed by the president.

Ultimately, federal crimes are much more serious than state crimes and carry more severe penalties. Federal agencies usually have larger investigative budgets than state law enforcement agencies, federal crimes come with harsh mandatory sentences, and federal convictions send people to federal prison.

Federal charges result in more convictions than state charges, as well, so if you’ve been charged with a federal crime, you need a fierce criminal defense attorneyon your side.

Why Should I Hire a Local Lawyer for Federal Charges?

A local lawyer will have experience in navigating the local federal courts, including the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Marshall’s service, U.S. Probation and Parole, and the Bureau of Prisons. It is important that your attorney know how all these entities work together to achieve the best result in your federal case.

At Duma Law Offices, we are prepared to help you throughout Kansas and Missouri. We are courtroom champions at the state and federal levels, and we are always focused on our client’s best interests.

No matter how serious your charges are, we can help. Call us at (913) 225-8555 for top-tier representation.

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