Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

Richmond Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer Representing Clients In The Eastern District Court Of Virginia

Federal criminal charges are unlike state felony cases in both the process and the severity of sentencing guidelines. The federal judicial system requires an in-depth understanding of the grand jury system of indictments, discovery of evidence, arraignment, trial procedures and the sentencing phase. In many cases involving federal offenses, investigators have been gathering evidence for months prior to seeking a grand jury indictment.

If you are under investigation, have been notified of a grand jury hearing or have already been charged with a federal felony offense in the U.S. Eastern District Court of Virginia jurisdiction, call me right away. I have been representing clients in federal court criminal cases for more than 46 years, including complex cases of murder, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) offenses and interstate narcotics. I understand the process and know how federal prosecutors apply evidence and strategies to seek maximum punishment.

My experience in federal court cases includes:

  • Felony narcotics trafficking
  • Bank, wire and mail fraud
  • Welfare fraud
  • Medicare and Medicaid fraud
  • Internal Revenue Service fraud
  • Internet fraud
  • Bank robbery
  • Firearms offenses

The Sentencing Phase

It is critical to understand how sentencing affects the defense strategy of a federal case. Unlike state court felony offenses, the federal court system requires a separate sentencing phase. Following a plea agreement or jury verdict, the sentencing phase begins, during which your attorney may argue for a reduced sentence in a deviation from the federal guidelines. If you need an effective lawyer to fight to reduce your sentence, I am ready to use my experience on your side.

From my offices in Richmond, I represent clients charged with federal criminal offenses in the federal Eastern District Court of Virginia. Call me at 804-643-0147 or use the convenient email contact form to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation.