Practice Areas

Federal Crimes

 Federal crimes are usually very serious and are tried in federal courts under special federal rules of procedure. 

  Some examples of federal crimes include,Complex white collar crime investigations and prosecutions, SEC investigations, Drug Conspiracy, Healthcare Fraud, Tax Fraud and Evasion, and Computer Related Crimes, to name a few. 

Federal vs State Crimes

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 If the crime happens in one state, it is typically a state crime, unless it is an expressly named federal crime. But if a crime occurs throughout many states, or crosses state lines, or occurs on or to federal property it often becomes a federal crime.  

State Crimes

 State crimes are typically all conduct that violates state laws, such as murder, sexual assault, burglary, fraud, possession, and other areas where conduct is completely encompassed in the state.  

 In state court, jurisdiction is held by the city and or county where the crime occurred. 

Tom Mills Criminal Law, PLLC- Criminal Defense Law

Tom Mills Criminal Law, PLLC, exclusively practices criminal defense. Tom Mills has represented individuals and corporations in a wide range of criminal proceedings in both state and federal court.

Here is a sampling of the types of misdemeanor and felony cases he has experienced in state court:

  • Murder
  • Sexual Assault
  • Indecency with a Child
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Arson
  • Theft
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Environmental Fraud 
  • Drug Possession

In addition, he has handled a variety of federal matters:

  • Complex white collar crime investigations and prosecutions
  • Drug Conspiracy
  • Healthcare Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Pharmaceutical Fraud
  • Tax Fraud and Evasion
  • SEC investigations
  • Computer Related Crimes


You are in good hands, with Tom Mills' experience navigating the criminal legal system. Dedicated to providing professional and quality results. 

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