Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers

Experienced U.S. Crimes Attorney Defending Clients in Virginia

The stakes are much higher in the federal criminal court system. Many offenses carry harsh mandatory minimum sentences and not only can jeopardize an individual's freedom, but a conviction for a federal offense can also put an individual's reputation, family relations and other personal matters at risk.

In order to maximize your chances in a federal crimes case, it is important to consult with an experienced federal criminal defense attorney as soon as you become aware of investigations against you. Our lead criminal defense attorneys Michael HuYoung and Craig W. Sampson, at Barnes & Diehl, P.C., have extensive experience in defending clients facing high profile federal criminal charges in Richmond and throughout Virginia.

Our federal criminal defense lawyers provide relentless defense against all types of federal charges, such as:

  • Federal drug conspiracy and other federal drug charges
  • Federal gun charges and other federal firearms charges
  • Medicare fraud, tax fraud or other fraud charges
  • Other federal white collar crimes

Aggressive Pre-Charge Defense in Federal Cases

Early involvement is vital in federal criminal cases. The federal government has immeasurable resources to investigate and prosecute federal crimes. Therefore, by the time charges or indictments are filed, the government often has the evidence needed. Our ability to get involved through pre-charge and pre-indictment phases frequently enables us to keep the prosecutor from moving forward by demonstrating the lack of admissible evidence in the case.

Pursuing Sentence Reduction Following Federal Convictions

In some cases, even the most vigorous attempts to suppress evidence on constitutional grounds or bring compelling defense strategies are unsuccessful. In these cases — either following a guilty plea or following a jury trial — the individual faces a sentencing hearing at which a judge will determine the outcome. While United States Sentencing Guidelines provide a reference and starting point for judges to base their decision, it is possible to obtain a downward departure from the federal sentencing guidelines in certain situations. Our Virginia federal criminal defense attorneys have the experience, knowledge and skill to provide effective representation at this stage of federal criminal cases and we work diligently to minimize any potential consequences our clients may face.

Contact Our Richmond Federal Crime Defense Lawyers

If you suspect you are under investigation or have been charged with a federal crime, contact our federal criminal defense attorneys at Barnes & Diehl to discuss your options and potential defense strategies. With offices in Richmond/Chesterfield, Henrico and Hanover, we represent clients throughout Virginia.