My boyfriend is currently in jail for possession and transportation of a dangerous drug. Being that he was a passenger in the car and was "nervous" the state says they will attempt to use that as evidence. He was not driving, the car was not his, nor did they find anything on him. The state says they are still waiting fingerprints (still, after two months). The judge ordered one last pretrial conference. Since my bf's lawyer motioned for a speedy trial, he says the state has a right to drag it out the 150 days. But now my bf said they are trying to take it to federal court. I heard that this is standard if the state cannot find stronger evidence. What is the difference between state and federal, and why would they take it to federal.