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State/Fed Criminal Defense


State and Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers in Chicago

Whether a crime is prosecuted in a state or federal court depends on the jurisdiction of the crime. Some crimes are violations of state laws, and some are violations of federal laws. Regardless of the type of crime, you would be wise to seek representation by a Chicago criminal defense lawyer. Robert A. Loeb, criminal defense lawyer in Chicago, has years of experience representing charges for violations of state or federal laws. As a result, he has a deep understanding of the criminal justice system. Additionally, over the course of his extensive career in criminal defense law, Mr. Loeb has learned what defense strategies are most likely to succeed. Take a look at the latest criminal statistics in Chicago.

State and federal criminal offenses are serious in nature and often include potential exposure to county, state, or federal prison. As your criminal defense lawyer in Chicago, Robert A. Loeb advocates vigorously for you to win your case whenever possible, avoid jail time, and to minimize penalties and fines. You should contact your criminal defense lawyers in Chicago as soon as possible. This will provide you with the best defense possible.

Do not do it alone. Contact Robert A. Loeb to speak to one of the highly regarded criminal defense lawyers in Chicago today.

State criminal defense

State crimes include both misdemeanors and felonies. Federal criminal defense lawyers in Chicago can explain to you that misdemeanor offenses include assault, DUI, and possession of marijuana. These crimes are punishable by between thirty days and one year in jail. Felonies are offenses that are more serious and include aggravated assault, sexual assault, and arson. Punishment for these crimes ranges from one to thirty years in prison.

Criminal defense in the state of Illinois includes, but is not limited to the following crimes:

  • Murder
  • Robbery
  • Rape
  • Child abuse, molestation
  • Weapons Possession
  • Fraud
  • Theft
  • DUI
  • Sex crimes
  • Embezzlement
  • Drug possession
  • Narcotics sales/distribution
  • Controlled substance possession including cocaine, marijuana, heroin, crystal meth, ecstasy, and others
  • Domestic violence
  • Assault
  • Battery


State crimes are offenses that violate the rules and laws of the local government. In some cases, state laws may work in conjunction with or in conflict with federal laws.

Federal criminal defense

Federal criminal defense is provided for crimes involving violations of the U.S. Constitution, interstate commerce violations, offenses that cross state lines, and other crimes specified by federal law. Punishment for federal crimes is usually more serious than for state crimes. Many federal offenses carry a mandatory five to ten year prison sentence.

The following are some of the crimes that are heard in federal courts:


  • Internet crime
  • Bank robbery
  • Bank fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Interstate crimes
  • Pornography cases
  • Drug possession
  • Drug delivery
  • Smuggling controlled substances
  • Large quantity narcotic conspiracy cases
  • Federal income tax evasion
  • Crimes committed on federal land
  • Theft from the mail
  • Bribery of public officials
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Insurance fraud


A highly trained team of criminal defense lawyers in Chicago

If you or someone you love faces criminal prosecution, you must retain counsel immediately. Experienced and knowledgeable, we are ready to stand by your side every step of the way. To arrange a consultation with a trustworthy criminal defense lawyer, contact us today by phone at 312-368-0611, or via our online form.


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