Do Federal or State Prosecutors Get To Go First in Trying Trump? A Law Professor Untangles The Conflict
A federal grand jury in Florida indicted former President Donald Trump on June 8, 2023, on multiple criminal charges related to classified documents he took from the White House to his home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, according to multiple sources cited in The New York Times and The Associated Press. But the federal charges come on top of other legal trouble Trump is facing at the state level. If a person is charged by federal and state prosecutors – or prosecutors in different states – at the same time, which case goes first? Who gets priority?