The U.S. Attorney's Office is essentially the federal government's lawyer. So when someone gets arrested for a federal crime in Nevada, Nevada's division of the U.S. Attorney's Office prosecutes the case. Put another way, a U.S. Attorney is like the federal version of a District Attorney (which prosecutes state criminal cases).
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Nevada consists of about fifty attorneys called "Assistant United State Attorneys" (AUSAs). They're divided into various "teams" that prosecute certain types of criminal cases. These teams include:
- The Organized Crime Strike Force Team, which prosecutes cases involving fraud, tax evasion, RICO violations, counterfeit money, and organized crime.
- The Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, which prosecutes cases concerning drug money laundering operations and major drug rings.
- The Anti-Terrorism Advisory Coordinator, which works to prevent and prosecute terrorist activities
Other frequently-charged federal crimes in Nevada include bank robbery, child pornography, cyber crimes, fraud, and white collar offenses.
For more information, visit the official site for the United States Department of Justice - District of Nevada. And for information on witness rights, visit the official site for the Victim Witness Program.
Charged with a crime? Call a lawyer . . .
If you've been arrested for Nevada federal crimes or were a victim of an AUSA's prosecutorial misconduct in Nevada, phone our Las Vegas NV federal crimes defense lawyers at 702-DEFENSE (702-333-3673) for a free meeting. We leverage our decades of experience to try to achieve the most favorable resolution for your case.
For further information about California federal crimes, refer to our section by our California federal crimes defense lawyers.