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Can the feds pick up a case involving a convicted felon, who

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Can the feds pick up a case involving a convicted felon, who is currently incarcerated, taking a plea bargain for 2 pointing and presenting of pistols charges?
There's basically little to no charge of him going to federal prison on that charge--plus the Feds would need to file their own charges, so he has nothing to worry about, as least in that respect.

He is only being charged with brandishing pistols, it is traditionally just punishable by state law and the Federal Courts wouldn't have jurisdiction in these cases, only if he was charged with transporting them across state lines would the Feds possibly have jurisdiction.

Unfotunately, they can and often times do prosecute current inmates, the best he can hope for is concurrent time with the time he's now serving. Hope that info helps you.
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