In general federal criminal cases will last longer and are more involved than state criminal cases. Since the stakes are much higher in federal cases choosing an experienced lawyer is crucial. Since the investigation process by the government is very different having an attorney that is familiar with the process can be very advantageous.
If you have been charged with a crime, criminal defense attorney Paul D. Petrus, Jr. can help. Visit his website and blog to view the rest of the videos in this series, as well as find answers to your legal questions.