Criminal Defense Attorney Kellie Mannette

919-351-5586 (Chapel Hill)
919-972-8390 (Raleigh)

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Federal Law: Charges in the Federal System

It is not unusual for state charges for fraud, drug trafficking, identity theft and child pornography to become federal crimes. Immigration offenses are also prosecuted in the federal system. Once the federal court takes jurisdiction of you or your loved one’s case, the consequences of a conviction can become much more severe than those faced in the state system, with longer terms of imprisonment and much larger fines.

When you or a loved one is facing a federal charge, it is important that your attorney is familiar with the interconnected nature of the state and federal criminal justice systems. Many state attorneys do not practice in the federal system, and therefore cannot help you navigate the two systems.

If you are charged with any of the following anywhere in North Carolina, contact us TODAY to discuss the possibility of the federal courts taking your case, and what to do once this happens:

  • Fraud
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Identity Theft
  • Child Pornography
  • Immigration Offenses

A lawyer experienced in defending these serious crimes can help you navigate the criminal justice system and can advocate on your behalf. Elizabeth Hopkins Thomas has meaningful experience defending those in the federal system, and will use her experience to work for an optimal outcome for you.

Call (919) 972-8390 for your consultation today.


Chapel Hill Office:
301 W. Barbee Chapel Rd.
Suite 309A
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Phone: (919) 351-5586

Raleigh Office:
5 West Hargett Street
Suite 310
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 972-8390