What is the difference between a federal and state crime?
A federal crime is a crime established by the United States congress and the United States senate, and it’s enforced by the United States attorney’s office. A state crime is passed by the Florida legislature. It’s tried in county and circuit courts by assistant state attorneys. So, the real difference is who passed the crime? State legislature, federal legislature. Who enforces it? Federal government, state government. That’s the difference.