On this page you will find important information about various types of Federal and State criminal cases.
**Important Differences between Federal and State Cases
Federal criminal law and procedure differ from Florida’s State court system. First, the U.S. Attorney (not the State Attorney) prosecutes Federal crimes. These crimes are investigated by any of the Federal law enforcement agencies such as the FBI, DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration), the Secret Service, the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, and others. Additionally, if convicted, a defendant will be sentenced pursuant to the Federal sentencing guidelines and put in custody of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons (not the State Department of Corrections) In contrast to State criminal cases, most Federal cases begin with a Federal agent contacting the defendant to conduct a voluntary interview. Unfortunately, either through fear or ignorance, most defendants proceed to speak with the agent without consulting with an attorney. This is almost always a mistake. If you or someone you love has been approached by a Federal agent, call Ms. Davide immediately for a CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION at 305-854-6100.
In the United States a Federal crime or Federal offense is a crime that is either made illegal by U.S. Federal law or a crime that occurs on U.S. Federal property.
Types of Federal Offenses handled by Ms. Davide