What crimes are considered federal offenses?

There are several federal laws in place and breaking any of those laws is considered a federal offense. Crimes that cross state lines or the international borders trigger federal jurisdiction as well. If the United States government is a “victim” of a crime, the case becomes federal as well.

Some of the most common federal crimes are:

Drug trafficking
Bank robbery,
Wire, mail and tax fraud,
Crimes in which the United States is a victim (such as when you receive federal benefits when you are not entitled to do so or when you deface federal property),
Gun and ammunition violations
Certain crimes involving the internet
Immigration crimes such as human trafficking
Moonshining an alcohol tax or licensing evasion

These are just some of the more common federal crimes. There are several federal offenses for which you can be arrested.

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