State Level, Federal and Juvenile Crimes

The Morin Law Firm knows that facing pending legal problems without the right legal representation can create stress and cause havoc. When faced with these dilemmas it's important to have the proper legal advice. It's assuring to know that you'll have someone on your side to defend and fight for you - no matter how complex or small the situation can be.  

The Morin Law firm provides the smart decisions when facing these obstacles. We are committed to fighting for justice and to taking the time to explain the solutions to the problems you may face. Quality legal representation just isnt our motto, its our way doing things. 



State Level Crimes

The Constitution of the United States allows states to govern themselves by creating specific statutes that define and prohibit criminal behavior. A state crime is any activity or omission that violates the legislation passed by the state.  State crimes can include felonies and misdemeanors of different kinds, as well as other offenses.  The devastation that comes from being charged with or investigated for a state offense can be overwhelming.  In addition to long-term consequences, people may find themselves faced with the loss of employment and reputation, as well as the effects it may have on their family.   Although the severity of the penalties for state crimes tend to be less than those of federal crimes, facing state charges may result in lengthy prison sentences; sometimes at a minimum of a few days in jail to life in prison; and probation depending on the severity of the offense.

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Federal Crimes

Federal crimes are defined as offenses that violate the laws of the United States. As opposed to state or local offenses (defined by state and local law), federal crimes have a broader scope that transcends local communities and affects the national interest.  Federal prosecutors, also known as United States Attorneys, manage federal crimes and the penalties that surpass the severity of state sentences.



Juvenile Crimes

At both the state and federal levels, an offense is categorized and treated as an underage/juvenile only when it has been committed by a minor.  Regardless of the type, an underage or juvenile offense can severely damage your child’s future, career, and employment opportunities.  In addition, the emotional and psychological effects, and distress suffered by a minor can be fatal when a competent attorney does not manage the case.

In the state of Texas, it is required for all juveniles to have legal representation at juvenile court.  Legal representation should be chosen wisely by selecting an attorney with multi-faceted experience who is also acquainted with pertinent documentation, such as the Penal Code, the Family Code, and the Juvenile Justice Code, among others.