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What Is A Federal Crime?

What Constitutes A Federal Crime?

Where and how a crime is committed can alter whether it will be considered a state or federal offense. Generally, crimes against the government are considered federal crimes, as any intent to harm one’s country is a serious offense. In other cases, however, it might not be completely clear — for example, the degree of brutality or age of the victim in a murder case can elevate it to a federal crime. In any criminal defense case, it is always advisable to speak with an experienced Orlando criminal defense attorney.


“Examples of federal crimes include interstate kidnapping. It can include crimes against the United States.  It includes crimes on federal property.  You may be on federal property inside of Brevard County that would violate both a state statue and a federal crime because of where it takes place.”