Image of a handgun with bullets on a wooden table The Bureau and Law Enforcement ATF recognizes the role that firearms play in violent crimes and pursues an integrated regulatory and enforcement strategy. Investigative priorities focus on armed violent offenders and career criminals, narcotics traffickers, narco-terrorists, violent gangs, and domestic and international arms traffickers. Sections c and e of Title 18 of the United States Code provide mandatory and enhanced sentencing guidelines for armed career criminals and narcotics traffickers as well as other dangerous armed criminals. ATF uses these statutes to target, investigate and recommend prosecution of these offenders to reduce the level of violent crime and to enhance public safety.
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State and local laws apply to people who live or work in a particular state, commonwealth, territory, county, city, municipality, town, township or village. What are Federal laws?
Federal laws are rules that apply throughout the United States. These laws apply in every state, such as: Immigration law Social Security and Supplemental Security Income SSI laws Federal anti-discrimination and civil rights laws that protect against racial, age, gender and disability discrimination Patent and copyright laws Federal criminal laws such as laws against tax fraud and the counterfeiting of money What are state laws?
There are 50 states and several commonwealths and territories within the United States. Each has its own system of laws and courts that handle: Criminal matters Welfare, public assistance or Medicaid matters Wills, inheritances and estates Real estate and other property Business contracts Personal injuries such as from a car accident or medical malpractice Workers compensation for injuries at work What are local laws?
There are different counties, cities, municipalities, towns, townships and villages in each state, commonwealth or territory. Some of them have their own system of laws and courts that handle:This printable guide, written for Colorín Colorado by Dr. Debbie Zacarian, provides a detailed introduction to federal laws regarding ELLs and their relationship to state and local policies, including information about ELL identification under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Although no federal law directly addresses bullying, in some cases, bullying overlaps with discriminatory harassment when it is based on race, national origin, color, sex, age, disability, or religion. Justia Free Databases of US Law, Case Law, Codes, Statutes & Regulations.
Bribery is the practice of offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting something of value for the purpose of influencing the action of an official in discharge of his/ her public or legal duties.
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Where no federal law exists, sites offer compilations of state laws on a topic. Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws, Cases, and Resources.
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