When Are DWI Charges Brought In Federal Court?
In North Carolina, we have a number of areas across the state that are deemed federal property. Whether you are in a national forest, on Fort Bragg, on Camp Lejeune, or any other property maintained and policed by federal authorities, you can still be charged with the offense of driving while impaired, a state law, in federal court.
If you are a valued member of our military, the impact may result in a demotion or even worse in your discharge from the military. If you are a civilian, the effects could mean the loss of your job and a tarnished reputation.
At Randall & Stump, Criminal Defense Attorneys, our attorneys have represented clients, both military and civilian, in federal court for the charge of DWI all across North Carolina. We work tirelessly to help you through this stressful time, both in explaining the federal court process and identifying the available defenses that may win your case. Our attorneys take a cutting-edge approach to handling DWI cases in federal court as the law is always changing.
A DWI in federal court is prosecuted by federal prosecutors, and the process up to trial is completely different. Contact us today at (980) 237-4579 for immediate help from one of our skilled attorneys.
We Understand Both State And Federal Law
Under federal statutes, there is no federal law against driving while impaired or DWI. Instead, federal authorities and federal courts in North Carolina use what is called the Assimilative Crimes Act, which is found at 18 U.S.C. § 13, to apply the North Carolina law against driving while impaired. By doing this, the courts use the elements of the state statute to determine whether the government has met all of the elements of the alleged crime in determining your guilt or innocence. Because of this, it is beneficial to hire an attorney who knows how to defend DWI’s in state court but is also experienced in the federal court process.
At Randall & Stump, Criminal Defense Attorneys, we provide tough DWI defense to our clients in federal court across North Carolina. While you may be terrified at the idea of walking into federal court, we are not! Our goal is to fight zealously for your rights to achieve the best possible result we can in your case, given the facts.