Category Archives: Federal crimes
What Federal Crimes Can Lead To The Death Penalty?
Few criminal sanctions are more serious than the death penalty and, fortunately, it is rare that capital punishment is the sentence for someone convicted of a federal crime. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, just 45 individuals are currently on death row and only 13 people were executed by lethal injection during the… Read More »
Do I Have Rights Under the Federal First Step Act?
December 21, 2018 marked a memorable day for current inmates serving time for federal crimes, as President Trump signed a sweeping criminal reform measure into law. The FIRST STEP Act, which stands for “Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person” Act, was touted by proponents as a much-needed law that will enhance… Read More »
Tampa, FL Man Arrested On Bombmaking, Destructive Device Charges
A former Florida National Guard soldier was sentenced on bomb making in an unusual case involving the deaths of his two roommates, according to a January 9, 2018 article appearing in the Tampa Bay Times. While he was never considered a suspect in the killings of the two victims, officials uncovered considerable evidence when… Read More »
Federal crimes differ from state crimes because they are crimes defined by federal legislation, rather than state legislation. Penalties and punishments for federal crimes are generally more stringent than those for state crimes. Most federal crimes take place on federal property or Indian reservations. Crimes like tax evasion require no specific location but are… Read More »