Do federal crimes ever become state crimes? | NYC Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

In some cases, a federal drug investigation can lead to only state level charges. If the arresting federal agency discovers that the amount of narcotics involved are not enough to necessitate federal charges, the agency will typically pass the case down to state prosecutors.

The consequences of state level drug charges are still very severe, so hiring a knowledgable lawyer to represent you in state court is very important. If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug crime in New York, contact experienced New York City federal criminal defense attorney Paul D. Petrus, Jr. by phone at 212-564-2440 or through his website for a free consultation.