Harris Law Firm | Jennifer C. Robins
A federal prosecutor will take your state criminal record into consideration when assessing the federal case against you. In state criminal cases, the client's entire criminal history (state, out-of-state and federal) is considered when the prosecutor makes plea offers and when the client is sentenced by the court.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
The Law Office of B. Elaine Jones | B. Elaine Jones
If you have a criminal record in state court, and get a federal charge, the federal officials will know about the prior state charges and it may or may not influence the punishment you might receive on the federal level.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Law Office of Richard Williams | Richard Williams
4-30-11A record is maintained on all convictions whether they are municipal, state, federal or otherwise. The feds always make it a policy of getting a copy of the entire criminal record of the offender and the prior arrests and convictions may have an impact on the disposition of the charges or the subsequent sentence.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Reeves Law Firm, P.C. | Roy L. Reeves
Your "record" is a series of data entries into the National Criminal Information System or NCIS. Some states have their own Criminal Information System such as Texas, it is called simply enough, the TCIS but it is cross linked with the NCIS computers. So, the Feds have a information on all your criminal activity wherever it took place.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Andersen Law PLLC | Craig Andersen
The State of Washington State Patrol maintains all Washington criminal records. Every person with a record also has a federal record which is maintained by the FBI. If you are facing federal prosecution, they already know about your state convictions. Because the federal system uses determinate sentencing ( where you would have a certain sentence based on your record and your current offense) your state convictions will count against you at sentencing in the federal system. The good news is the federal sentences are usually more lenient than state sentences.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
I'm not sure what you mean by "transferring records." The federal prosecutors will have access to any state crimes you have commitment via computer database. If you're asking whether or not the state charges will effect your sentence or possible plea deals on the federal charges, that's a different story. You would need to consult with your attorney on that.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
Your State record will be available for the Fed's access. State records are much more accessible to other states, but the Fed's have always had the ability to access the records. If the record is used it still must meet all evidentiary standards.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Goolsby Law Office | Richard Goolsby
We are The Goolsby Law Firm, LLC located in Augusta, Georgia. I am a former federal prosecutor for over 20 years and now work as a criminal defense attorney in Augusta. Yes, generally, federal prosecutors will obtain state files and other records, if they will help in their case. Each case is different and it is important that you retain your own experienced criminal attorney to advise you as to all your rights and options.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
The federal prosecutor will run a computer check and find any conviction that you have. Federal charges are very serious and often carry long prison terms. You should retain an experienced criminal attorney, but the fees are very high so you may have an attorney appointed. The federal public defenders are usually quite experienced and know the judges and prosecutors. They will usually provide effective representation and are generally much better than the state Legal Aid lawyers. I have 27 years of federal trial experience and my fees are reasonable. Feel free to call for a consultation.
Answer Applies to: New York
Eversole Law, LLC | Steven Eversole
Thanks for the question. I am not sure exactly what you mean by your question below, but I will take a stab. Yes, your state record can be used against you in Federal Court. In Federal Court, you are sentenced according to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. These guidelines are affected by any state court convictions. I highly recommend you hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Please feel free to call or e-mail any further questions.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
Transfer?? Any prosecutor, federal, state or city, can pull a copy of your DOJ record which we call a rap sheet. It contains every charge, arrest and conviction you have had, state and federal, plus anything Interpol submits, if applicable. Records are forever.
Answer Applies to: California
Law Offices of Scott G. Hilderman | Scott G. Hilderman
All criminal records for state and federal convictions are maintained by the FBI at the National Criminal Information Center. All prosecutors, state and federal, have access to your NCIC report. Therefore, yes the federal prosecutor will have access to your state criminal history.
Answer Applies to: Montana
Law Office of Rankin Johnson IV, LLC | Rankin Johnson IV
The state and federal systems are separate, but a prior conviction in one system will probably be used to increase your sentence in the other system. So, I think the answer to your question is yes, the state record transfers to the federal system. If you're asking about something other than criminal-history scores, then I don't understand the question.
Answer Applies to: Oregon