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Difference Between State and Federal Crimes | Denver Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

“A state level crime is prosecuted by the people of the state of Colorado. You have Assistant Deputy, or Deputy District Attorneys that are handling those cases. A lot of times they are DUI’s, simple drug possession cases, assault cases. Moving up into felonies you have burglaries, homicides, robberies, sexual assaults. Versus a Federal case which is typically not a victim type crime, so you usually don’t have murders, while you can, you typically don’t have a murder case being prosecuted by the Federal government. It’s generally a larger drug case, money laundering, mortgage fraud, healthcare fraud those types of cases are typically what the Federal Government hones in on.”