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What Makes a State Charge Become a Federal Charge in Savannah?
Some crimes—especially those involving drugs and guns—are violations of both Georgia state law and U.S. federal law. In these situations, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has the authority to take over the case and proceed with federal charges before the state begins their case. This makes the case much more serious, as the penalties for violations of federal law are more severe than those for state law violations. Most federal crimes involve at least some period of incarceration and significant fines.
If you are charged with a crime in Savannah, it is important to know whether the charges are only state charges or if the U.S. Attorney could prosecute the case. There are a select few attorneys that know how to handle serious federal crimes, and it is important to have one of them on your side early on if you may be facing a federal case. Give us a call today to find out more about your charges and how we can help you.