The Federal crime of making certain threats or demands through Interstate Communications is defined by 18 U.S.C. § 875 as follows:
Federal Criminal Law
The Federal crime of Theft or Embezzlement in Connection with Health Care 18 U.S. Code § 669:
The Federal crime of Mailing Threatening Communications is defined by 18 U.S. Code § 876:
The Federal crime of Theft, embezzlement, or misapplication by bank officer or employee is defined in 18 U.S.C. § 656 as follows:
The Federal crime of Blackmail is defined in 18 U.S.C. § 873 as follow:
Trafficking in certain motor vehicles or motor vehicle parts, or operating a chop shop, is a Federal offense under 18 U.S.C. § 2321 and 18 U.S.C. § 2322, respectively:
The Federal crime of Interception and Disclosure of Wire, Oral, or Electronic Communications is defined by 18 U.S.C. § 2511 as follows:
The Federal crime of Criminal Infringement of a Copyright is defined in 18 U.S.C. § 2319 as follows:
US Federal law makes it a serious crime for a person to conspire with another to take certain actions against another person’s civil rights, as set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 241:
The Federal crime of Voting by Aliens is defined by 18 U.S.C. § 611 as follows:
The federal offense of Video Voyeurism is defined by 18 U.S.C. § 1801 as follows:
The Federal crime of Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law is defined by 18 U.S.C. 242 as follows:
The Federal crime of Transmission of Wagering Information (gambling information) is defined by 18 U.S.C. § 1084 as follows:
One of the most basic principles in the American legal system is that a person who is accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty. This principle is the bedrock of our criminal justice justice system, and should be remembered by everyone who is involved in a criminal case.
Federal law imposes criminal penalties upon those convicted of certain activities relating to material constituting or containing child pornography, as provided for by 18 U.S.C. § 2252A:
The Federal crime of Kidnapping applies to kidnapping in the traditional sense, as well as parental kidnapping. It is defined in 18 U.S.C. § 1201 as follows:
The Federal crimes of Coercion and Enticement relate to situations where a person is accused of causing another person to travel for or engage in prostitution or any other unlawful sexual activity. The penalties vary depending upon the age of the individual and other factors, as set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 2422 as shown below:
There are several Federal crimes defined in 18 U.S.C. § 2423 which relate to travel and transportation in connection with certain illegal sexual activity. Those subsections of 18 U.S.C. § 2423 are discussed below:
It is a Federal crime for a person who is operating a common carrier to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The applicable Federal law, 18 U.S.C. § 342, provides as follows:
The Federal crime of Federal Tampering with a Witness, Victim, or an Informant is set forth in 18 U.S. Code § 1512, which provides as follows:
Those who are suspected of involvement in a criminal act by Federal prosecutors will sometimes be offered a Proffer, which is a type of limited immunity from prosecution in exchange for cooperation. Sometimes the Proffer is initiated by the prosecutors, and other times a person and their attorney will request a Proffer. Handling a Proffer situation properly is of the highest importance, as it can greatly affect whether a person is prosecuted and the outcome of such a case.
Federal law prohibits the manufacture, distribution, possession with intent, or dispensing of a variety of drugs that include marijuana, cocaine, heroine, and methamphetamine. The applicable Federal law is 21 U.S.C. § 841 and 21 U.S.C. § 960. Those accused of Federal drug offenses should take the matter seriously and work with an experienced attorney to properly handle the case.
A variety of unlawful actions concerning money orders and postal notes are criminalized by the Federal government in 18 U.S.C. 500, which provides as follows:
Federal law provides felony charges for those accused of counterfeiting postage stamps, postage meter stamps, and postcard postage. That federal law, 18 U.S.C. 501, provides as follows:
The US Federal crime of Wire Fraud is defined in 18 U.S.C. 1343 as follows:
Those who have been convicted of certain felony offenses are prohibited by US Federal law from possessing body armor. The applicable Federal law can be seen in 18 U.S.C. 931, which provides as follows:
Federal criminal law has a statute of limitations, which is to say that there are time limits imposed upon the commencement of federal prosecutions
US federal law makes it crime for a person who has been removed (deported) to reenter the United States. 8 U.S.C. 1326 states as follows:
Federal law prohibits those convicted of felonies and certain other offenses from possessing a firearm or body armor. That law is codified in 18 U.S.C. § 931, which provides as follows:
The federal crime of arson is defined by 18 U.S.C. § 81 as follows.
The federal crime of robbery, formally called Interference with commerce by threats or violence, is defined by 18 U.S.C. § 1951 as follows.
In the Federal court system, the process through which a defendant is granted or denied pretrial release is governed by 18 U.S.C. § 3142. These Federal rules concerning pretrial release or detention are much different than the state court bail rules in Illinois or Iowa.
A person who is sentenced to prison in the Federal court system may be eligible for a Split Sentence, which involves some time in prison and some time in community confinement or home detention.
In the United States, criminal charges can be brought by different levels of government, to include the Federal Government or the State government. Whether a person is charged at the State or Federal level depends upon a variety of factors.