Most people do not realize that some crimes violate both State law and Federal law. Particularly, Federal crimes are anythingusually involving drugs, guns, anything that can be regulated by the Federal government. And it’s important to have a very aggressive lawyer that knows a lot about Federal law when you’re faced with those crimes because the penalties for them are much greater then they are with State law. Specifically, Federal crimes often have a mandatory minimum so that even if it’s your first offense you could easily be looking at five to ten years to serve as a minimum. That’s why it’s important to have an attorney that knows the in’s and out’s of Federal law and can help defend you aggressively.