How Do State Charges Differ From Federal Charges?

At The Law Office of Corey I. Cohen in Orlando, Florida, we handle all types of state and federal charges. Because our team includes highly experienced attorneys who are also former prosecutors, we know exactly what you are up against and we can use this knowledge to your advantage.

If you are accused of committed a crime in Florida, it may be prosecuted in state court or in federal court. It depends on the type of offense. Some offenses are local in nature such as shoplifting from a gas station. Other offenses such as kidnapping or online solicitation of a minor cross state lines and fall under federal jurisdiction.

Are State Charges Less Serious Than Federal Charges?

No criminal charge should be taken lightly, whether it ends up in state court or federal court. You may have heard of "federal sentencing guidelines," and while it's true that such guidelines can result in very severe penalties, so can Florida statutes.

Did you know that under Florida State Statutes 775.082 and 775.083, a first-degree felony can result in up to 30 years of prison time and up to $10,000 in fines? That's quite serious indeed. Never make the mistake of thinking you don't need a strong advocate on your side to fight state charges.

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If you have been charged with any state crime or federal crime, call The Law Office of Corey I. Cohen right away at 407-246-0066 or contact us online. The initial consultation is absolutely free, so you have nothing to lose. Let us get started developing a strong defense strategy for you today.

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