What Crimes Constitute Federal Charges? [Infographic]
Federal crimes refer to offenses committed in violation of United States federal law, not state law. These laws exist because federal crimes pertain to offenses that are related to an issue of national importance.
Most, but not all, federal crimes are found within Title 18 of the United States Code.
Examples of crimes that constitute federal charges include, but are not limited to:
White collar crime
Serious drug offenses, such as drug trafficking
Computer crimes/computer fraud
Public corruption offenses
Additionally, crimes that would otherwise be prosecuted at the state level may become federal crimes if:
The crime crosses state lines to commit the crime (kidnapping, for example)
The crime's conduct itself crosses state lines (identity theft, computer crimes, etc.)
The crime occurs on state land or involves federal agents/officers
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