My ex bf set up my fiance and my fiance has been in county jail for 9months on a drug charge awaiting trial to prove his innocence. Then yesterday the feds came and got him and his case is now federal. What does this mean and is this allowed?Things were also set up for a franks hearing to prove that my ex lied in his statements. Thank you for your answers. I do now know that the state has dropped the charges I guess you would call it but the state is completely out of the scenerio. We have a lawyer that we hired for the state case and payed alot of money too. Idk if he has done federal cases or not. But they did give a court appointed federal lawyer. Is going with the court appointed going to be a bad decision? We dont have the money to hire a new lawyer.