Federal jurisdiction is limited to interstate and international matters or crimes on exclusive federal property such as a federal building or military base.
For example, in the Northern District of New York (which includes Saratoga County and the Capital Region), the federal government typically prosecutes immigration offenses dealing with the Canadian border, including:
- Drug and gun trafficking crimes
- Child pornography
- Human trafficking crimes
- Financial crimes
Federal crimes also include various fraud offenses that involve:
- The internet
- Mail or banking system
- Health care fraud
- And crimes involving federal government programs like COVID-19 relief fraud, social security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
Scott regularly handles such matters in federal court and has tried multiple federal criminal cases to verdict before juries in Albany and New York City.
Can Federal Charges Be Dropped?
It is pretty challenging to have the government drop federal charges altogether once you have charges against you. Most federal cases need to go to trial, and the probable sentencing for federal crimes is usually much harsher than state-level crimes.
Schedule an initial consultation with the Law Office of Scott Iseman online or at (518) 886-3368 to get started on your defense immediately.