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By Spodek Law Group | October 9, 2021
(Last Updated On: March 11, 2023)

Felony charges are a matter of jurisdiction; most crimes are charged at the state level by the state attorney. The process of collecting evidence is called a federal criminal investigation. There are formal rules and procedures that regulate the investigation process, and corporate influence on the federal judiciary has certainly shaped the way these actions are performed.
This includes the procedures of initiating the prosecution, establishing probable cause, plea bargaining and other processes. The rules for conducting a federal investigation account for a variety of issues. This includes the process of collecting and presenting evidence in the court, for example. Investigators also have to follow rules that govern both direct and circumstantial evidence.
Investigating Federal Crimes
State crimes include offenses like robbery, assault, trespassing, vandalism, and even murder. Federal charges are brought against crimes that involve federal agents, agencies or functions of the federal government. This difference between state and federal crimes is called jurisdiction.
A federal criminal charge can apply to criminal activities related to federal agencies, immigration or crimes that involve multiple states. The federal prosecutor is in charge of the investigation of felony offenses, and this can include a variety of crimes. This investigation process is constrained by the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. [1]
Facing felony charges requires the hearings to occur in a federal courtroom in front of a federal judge. The sentencing guidelines at the federal level tend to be much harsher and punitive than state punishments. When facing a federal criminal investigation, it’s critical to work with a federal defense attorney who understands these rules and procedures to obtain the most favorable results possible under the circumstances.
Federal Criminal Investigators
Federal criminal investigations are initiated prior to launching a case for prosecution. This is considered an early stage of the investigation. Multiple investigations can happen within a single case. The reason for this is that the federal prosecutor has the discretion to work with several agencies.
The investigation is required before any case can be brought in front of a federal court. The federal investigator will collect the evidence, interview witnesses and conduct related activities. Federal cases often involve crimes like drugs, weapons, treason, counterfeiting and other federal offenses. The investigation process will either conclude that there is enough evidence to bring a case or not.
The process of launching a criminal investigation invokes a variety of legal codes and constraints. There are protections that prohibit certain kinds of actions by the federal prosecutor and investigating agencies. The investigation could include the issuing of search warrants, for example. [2]
This might allow the investigators to obtain evidence by searching the personal property of individuals who are under investigation. However, there are also constitutional protections that restrain the search and seizure of property. Violations of this protection can allow a judge to throw out the evidence as inadmissible.
Federal Prosecutor, Felony Charges
Federal investigators need a variety of skills to conduct an effective investigation. This includes the ability to communicate clearly in order to interview witnesses and relay information to outside parties. The investigator also needs to have proficiency using specific kinds of technology and equipment.
This information must be analyzed, and various discrepancies must be resolved during the course of the investigation. This requires deductive reasoning and critical thinking abilities. Finally, the federal criminal investigator must be able to examine witnesses and apply social intelligence and character assessment skills. The range of skills needed to function as a federal investigator are substantial.
Criminal investigators are employed by the federal government in order to collect evidence regarding crimes that are classified as felony offenses. These crimes are only charged by the federal government because they involve federal agencies like the FBI, DEA, ATF and newer agencies.
Federal Crimes, Procedures
Felony charges launched by the federal government are rarely dropped. These charges can be reduced in some circumstances, so it’s important to have the services of a criminal defense attorney available for advice and legal counsel. This right to obtain a lawyer is provided under the Sixth Amendment even in cases where the defendant is indigent; this simply means that the person is unable to afford to hire a lawyer using personal resources. [3]
Defending all of your legal rights under the law is the responsibility and duty of the federal criminal defense attorney. When charged with a felony offense, the stakes can be extremely high, so adequate defense is necessary. However, the quality of the lawyer will depend greatly on the experience, track record and similarity of cases.
The criminal prosecution often begins with an arrest, and this is frequently the first opportunity for the defendant to obtain legal counsel through these constitutional protections. Never waive the right to a defense attorney because this is the best option when facing a federal prosecutor in the federal court system.
[1] https://constitution.congress.gov/constitution/amendment-4/
[2] https://www.justice.gov/usao/justice-101/investigation#:~:text=The%20investigators%20at%20these%20agencies,may%20involve%20a%20search%20warrant.
[3] https://www.findlaw.com/criminal/criminal-rights/the-right-to-counsel.html

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