If you have been charged with a crime that violates federal law, or the crime took place on federal property or in a federal building like a U.S. Postal Office, the case will be referred to the federal courts for prosecution. If the crime with which you are charged violates both state and federal laws, it could potentially be prosecuted in either, or both, jurisdictions. Some examples of federal crimes include terrorism, computer crimes and fraud, some crimes against children, cyber crimes, civil rights violations, organized crimes, and some white collar crimes. If you’ve been charged with a federal crime, it’s critical you speak with an attorney experienced in this special type of criminal law immediately. Your attorney will be able to properly evaluate your case, and offer you strategies on how to best move forward.