What is a federal crime?
A federal crime as opposed to a state crime is a crime in which the United States of America is alleging criminal conduct. In state court it would be the state of Florida alleging the criminal behavior. When an individual is charged with a federal offense, that means that there will be a federal prosecutor assigned to the case, and it also obviously means that you will appear in federal court. There are a number of differences between federal procedures and state procedures. If you are charged with a federal crime, it is very important to hire a federal attorney with experience.