Crimes Against the Government

While the majority of crimes are commited against particular people or pieces of property, certain types of crimes can have a broader impact, sometimes targeting the federal government or country as a whole. Unlike crimes that solely violate state laws, these types of acts violate federal law and are handled within the federal court system. FindLaw's Crimes Against the Government section explores these various crimes, which include treason, espionage, voter intimidation, and terrorism. Since these acts can potentially affect the safety and stability of the country, the penalties for a conviction can sometimes be severe. Read on to learn more about crimes against the government.

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