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What Is The Difference Between Federal And State Charges?

When an individual is charged with a crime, either the federal or state government is prosecuting the case. Charges brought in violation of Virginia law come through the office of the commonwealth’s attorney. While all criminal charges are serious, a conviction in federal court demands even more attention. That’s because federal charges can carry with them much longer prison sentences.

John Elledge & Associates is a law firm based in Harrisonburg, Virginia, with experience defending individuals charged in a wide variety of federal and state crimes. Our past cases have included the most serious violent crimes, all of which come with hefty consequences, such as:

  • Assault and battery
  • Malicious wounding
  • Strangulation
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Sexual offenses

Convictions can haunt someone forever, even well after a jail sentence has been served. If you’ve been charged with a crime, you need dedicated, competent lawyers helping you through the entire process.

Find Out Your Legal Options And Develop A Strong Defense

The lawyers at John Elledge & Associates have a deep knowledge of the law and experience with many different offenses. We know that each case is unique, so we want to hear from you about the specifics of your own case.

We urge you not to wait. Contact us here at John Elledge & Associates as soon as you can, so we can begin forming a defense and helping you right away. No matter what your legal charges might be, we’re willing to talk to you and help you find a way forward. When it feels like nobody else is on your side, come to John Elledge & Associates. Call 540-795-2877 or send us an email. We offer free consultations.