Many people think that Federal crimes always involve dramatic acts like kidnapping, embezzlement or counterfeiting. However, any arrest made on Federal property — including arrests involving alleged DUI, drug possession or domestic violence — can result in Federal charges. Defendants in such cases may receive shockingly harsh sentences if convicted.
If you were arrested for drunk driving or another crime on the George Washington Memorial Parkway, at the Pentagon or at Fort Belvoir, or on another Federal territory, call experienced Fairfax federal crimes attorney B.R. Hicks immediately. He represents defendants in Federal cases involving money laundering, extortion, securities fraud, white-collar crimes, and others, including those mentioned previously. Don’t wait to contact his office! Federal prosecutors are well-trained and aggressive law enforcement officials, and you need an equally aggressive criminal defense lawyer if there’s a chance you may be facing them in court. Pick up the phone and call Virginia Federal crimes lawyer B.R. Hicks so that he can start fighting for your rights and your freedom.
In general, rates of Federal court convictions are higher than those in state courts. One reason for this is that Federal prosecutors are backed by comprehensive and intensive investigations made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Secret Service, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and other Federal agencies. However, this doesn’t mean that your situation is hopeless if you are facing federal charges. Sometimes, there are procedural errors or breaches of civil rights committed by law enforcement officials in the course of an arrest or investigation. If these issues are brought to light, they can help get a defendant’s case dismissed. An effective federal crimes attorney is in a position to help uncover these and other legal violations to your benefit.
Whether a Federal crime is of the more conventional variety — that is, one involving DUI, drug possession or other acts also illegal under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia — or one that is unique to federal law alone, such as counterfeiting, a conviction for a Federal crime can have a long-lasting impact on a defendant’s life even after they have fulfilled all the terms of their sentence. A criminal record involving a Federal conviction can make the defendant virtually unemployable for the rest of their life. In fact, simply being indicted for a Federal crime can be enough to permanently derail a person’s career.
Attorney B.R. Hicks strives to challenge every piece of evidence put forth by Federal prosecutors and hold them to their burden of proof in securing convictions. He works very hard for his clients in seeking to safeguard their rights during every phase of the judicial process. Contact his Fairfax County office today to get more information about your legal options in fighting your Federal criminal charges.