Federal Crimes

Federal Crime Lawyer in Winston-Salem, NC

You should not trust just any attorney for cases involving federal crimes. You need someone with experience navigating these specific court processes and in-depth knowledge of United States criminal law. At Beechler Tomberlin, our Winston-Salem federal crime lawyer is just that. Attorney Christopher A. Beechler is a board-certified specialist with decades of experience representing clients in high-stakes situations. Undoubtedly, you can trust him with your case. 

Contact us today to set up a free consultation. We represent clients in Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Yadkin, Davie, and Davidson Counties.

Why Choose Beechler Tomberlin?

  • Results
    We relentlessly pursue positive outcomes, measuring success not just by wins, but by the meaningful impact we make on the lives of those we represent.
  • Originality
    We innovate in our legal practice, crafting tailored solutions through creative thinking and customized solutions.
  • Integrity
    Unwavering honesty and accountability define our approach, ensuring steadfast representation and building trust with our clients.
  • Ethics
    We uphold the highest ethical standards, fostering trust and confidence through honesty, transparency, and respect for the law.

The Federal Crime Cases We Handle

No matter the case, our attorney develops personalized, aggressive defenses backed by his knowledge of how to handle cases in federal courts. 

Turn to our firm for all kinds of federal criminal matters, including:

How Do Federal & State Criminal Cases Differ?

Whether you are under investigation by a federal agency or have been charged with a federal crime, you will likely wonder how your case differs from those involving state crimes. 

Below, we explore some of the key distinctions between federal and state criminal cases:


Generally, federal courts have jurisdiction over cases dealing with federal law violations, such as crimes that occur on federal land, cross state lines, or are committed against the federal government. On the other hand, state courts handle state law violations. 

Federal and state courts may both have jurisdiction over a particular offense. In these instances, one court level will commonly defer to the other depending on the nature and severity of the crime. 

Investigation & Prosecution

Federal and state agencies investigate and prosecute violations under their respective jurisdictions. Federal law enforcement agencies, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), may investigate and prosecute federal offenses. These agencies have significant resources and are aggressive in their approach. 

For state offenses, relevant law enforcement agencies will conduct investigations and handle prosecution. Make no mistake: North Carolina police departments and county sheriff’s offices do all they can to enforce the law. 


Because federal laws tend to concern serious offenses, their penalties are often more severe. If you are convicted of a federal offense, you could face extended prison sentences, many of which come with mandatory minimums. The federal government can also seize assets obtained illegally. 

State penalties vary depending on the specific offense but may include fines, imprisonment, probation, or a combination of these things. 

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Call Us for Legal Advocacy in Federal Court

At Beechler Tomberlin, we believe strong legal advocacy is an art. This is especially true in federal criminal cases. Federal prosecutors are savvy and relentless, meaning you need a defense lawyer to match. Attorney Beechler develops original, innovative defense strategies to seek lesser charges or have them dropped altogether. Learn more about what he and our firm can offer in a free consultation. 

Call (336) 933-9406 or connect with us online to speak with a Winston-Salem federal crimes attorney. 

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