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Category Archives: federal crimes


Federal Offenses in Airports or Airlines

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

A Florida man on a flight from Seattle to Beijing was recently arrested on charges of interfering with flight crew members and attendants, as reported by The Seattle Times. According to witnesses, he allegedly lunged for the emergency door latch and attempted to open the door while in flight. Fortunately, the door did not… Read More »


Federal Gang Crackdown

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Eighty-three individuals were recently named in a federal indictment for a large variety of gang related crimes, according to the News & Observer. Indeed, 600 law enforcement officers were involved in the federal investigation, which is seeking penalties for offenses committed from as far back as before 2010. The people named are alleged members… Read More »


Common Federal Offenses

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Federal offenses are crimes that violate federal statute and are investigated and prosecuted by the federal government. Most crimes are state crimes, and are handled by state, county, and municipal police and courts. Some crimes are both state and federal, such as drug crimes. It is important to understand the difference because federal crimes… Read More »

How a Crime Becomes a Federal Offense

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

If you are charged with a crime, it will likely be a state-based offense. This means that the laws that apply are generally confined to the statutes and regulations passed by a state’s general assembly. For example, Florida has different on how it handles, and potentially punishes, first-time DUI offenders compared to North Dakota…. Read More »

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