White Plains, NY asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut

Q: Is there a way to file a case in federal court after done everything possible in state court

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Joseph Bronson Barnes
Joseph Bronson Barnes
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Milford, CT
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: Usually no, but they are separate jurisdictions with different rules you need to review the matter with a lawyer. I have had several cases in Federal court where they dismissed the state charges so I brought them in State court after the verdict on the federal matters. Be careful, the statute of limitations may well expire before you get out of the first court.

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