What Are the Key Differences Between Federal and State Criminal Charges?

I’m frequently asked about the differences between federal and state charges, and the distinctions are significant. It’s like dealing with two entirely different languages. For those facing federal charges, they differ from state charges. At the state level, plea agreements negotiated with a prosecutor are typically accepted by a judge. However, in the federal system, judges view sentencing as their responsibility and may not prioritize negotiations between parties. My role often involves collaborating with the prosecutor to persuade the federal judge to align with our objectives. If you or anyone you know is facing federal criminal charges in the state of Florida, give me a call.

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After several years as a prosecutor and General Counsel for the Broward County Police Benevolence Association (PBA), Michael White started his own practice focused on protecting individuals accused of crimes.

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