Federal Criminal Records
Records of crimes that were committed on a state level.
1. Crimes that are prosecuted on a state level. In such cases, the state is the prosecutor.
2. Crimes that are prosecuted on a federal level. In such cases, the government federal is the prosecutor. In federal cases, the federal government must have jurisdiction over the crime; this happens when a crime involves a federal officer, or if the crime is committed on federal land (crosses state lines). For example, a person who has stolen the identity of another individual from another state through the internet will likely be charged with a federal crime.
There are cases where both the state and the federal government bring charges against a defendant.