Some offenses are violations of Federal law as opposed to state or local law. Record of these crimes can be located in the US District Courts. Each state has at least one US District Court, while others are divided into as many as four districts in separate geographical regions. Federal violations generally will not appear in either a county or statewide criminal check. Only a small percentage of criminal cases are violations of Federal law. Examples of Federal offenses can be kidnapping, drug trafficking, interstate transportation of stolen goods, bank robbery, murder and embezzlement, just to name a few.