Federal and State Crime Attorneys

Serving Indian River/ St. Lucie/ Brevard/ Martin and Okeechobee counties

If you want experienced and aggressive legal representation for a Federal or State crime, the attorneys at Green & Metcalf are licensed both in both state and federal courts and provide free consultations. Our legal team has decades of trial experience and has proudly served the citizens of the Treasure Coast since 1975. Many criminal defense attorneys are not admitted to the federal bar and cannot take cases in federal court. Federal court requires specialized knowledge of both law and procedure.

Federal Crimes

A federal crime is differentiated from a state crime by the fact that a federal crime deals with criminal activity that violates federal laws, while state crimes deal with criminal activity that violates state laws. Federal law violations include but are not limited to, sexual offenses, wire fraud and financial crimes, wildlife violations, tax evasion, drug offenses/ trafficking, racketeering and murder. It is not common, but a Defendant can be charged simultaneously in both state and federal courts. Many cases start off as state prosecution and are removed to federal court. If you are accused of criminal conduct that violates both state and federal law it is essential you consult an attorney who is admitted to practice in both courts. Attorneys who are members of the Florida Bar are not automatically admitted to practice in federal court.

Andrew B. Metcalf

"If you have been accused of a federal or state crime you can’t waste any time securing aggressive legal representation for yourself. Your attorney must be familiar with the Rules of Court and Procedure in the jurisdiction of the prosecution. Federal court has very different rules, procedures and sentencing guidelines than that of state court."

Green & Metcalf

  • Rated a perfect “10” by AVVO attorney rating service
  • Readers’ Choice: Best Lawyer/ Law Firm – Hometown News, Indian River County
  • “Preeminent” Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell for Ethics and Legal Ability
  • One of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” - The National Trial Lawyers
  • Past President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Past President of the Indian River County Bar Association
  • A fixture on the Treasure Coast since 1975 24/7 availability

Call Green & Metcalf now for a Free Consultation in Vero Beach

Call us today to get a complimentary consultation in Vero Beach and find out how our federal and state criminal defense lawyers can help you. Our legal team has the professional expertise that you want on your side in a state or federal trial. We provide experience and aggressive legal representation and we will make ourselves available to you 24/7.