What Is The Process To Have The Federal Government Handle A Case?
Interviewer: What does the local prosecutor have to disclose about the case? Does the case get known to the federal government right off the bat? How does the case move from one place to another?
Paul: These days, when the Kansas Highway Patrol, in most cases, makes a traffic stop that matures into a search in which a large volume of narcotics are found, most of the Kansas Highway Patrol will contact a federal agent at the time of the traffic stop. This is so that federal agent can ask the driver if they wish to be questioned, cooperate or provide information.
There is a great deal of cooperation between the state level prosecuting attorneys and the federal United States Attorney’s office. I do not see any vying for jurisdiction over these cases. I see a great deal of cooperation in getting the larger, more complex cases off to the U.S. Attorney’s office for prosecution.
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