Involvement of the FBI

One of the most prominent factors of a federal case is that it will be investigated not by a local authority, but rather by the FBI. According to the FBI, they consider it their duty "to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats and to enforce the criminal laws of the United States." This means that they have jurisdiction over 200 categories of federal law and work tirelessly to help ensure that they are enforced.

This includes the following:

  • Terrorism (international and domestic)
  • Counterintelligence
  • Cyber crimes (online predators, piracy, identity theft, etc.)
  • Public corruption (government and election fraud)
  • Civil rights (hate crimes, human trafficking, etc.)
  • Organized crime (crime involving gangs and mafias)
  • White collar crimes (such as bankruptcy and mail fraud)
  • Violent crimes & theft (robbery, cruise ship crime, etc.)

The FBI, however, is not responsible for deciding on guilt or working as a prosecutor. While they maintain close relationships with U.S. Attorneys, they are simply involved with gathering evidence and information during investigation; they may also be responsible for taking someone into custody.

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