Federal Charges Defense Lawyer in Virginia Beach

Federal criminal charges should never be taken lightly. These charges carry serious, significant penalties, including mandatory minimum sentences in some cases. With so much at stake, it is important to hire an attorney as early as possible in your case, even if you simply suspect you are under investigation. Protecting your interests early could save you from serious penalties in the future.

In a federal case, you want an attorney with experience and who knows the federal court system. Federal practice and procedure is different from state court, and it is important to work with an attorney who understands how these key differences will impact your case.

Our founding attorney, Scott Hallauer, is experienced in federal court, state court and in military procedures. He can help you navigate the federal system and act as your advocate at every stage in your case. Contact our firm for a free consultation to discuss your defense.

Defense Against Federal Drug Charges and Related Charges

Federal drug charges carry mandatory minimum sentences. For example, if you are convicted of trafficking 28 grams of crack cocaine, and it is your first offense, you face a minimum sentence of five years in federal prison without parole. This is just one example. The penalties you face will vary depending on crime you are charged with, the type of drug and the amount of the drug involved in your case.

Our federal drug charges defense attorneys in Virginia Beach can help you with a wide range of legal matters in federal court, including:

  • Charges for distribution, trafficking and manufacturing of narcotics, marijuana and illegally obtained prescription drugs
  • Weapons charges, including the use of a firearm during a drug trafficking offense
  • Charges alleging organized crime, conspiracy, racketeering or a RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) violation

Skilled Attorney in Norfolk Handling RICO/Drug Trafficking Defense

Weapons offenses, drug crimes and conspiracy charges often overlap, and they require the diligence and knowledge of an experienced defense attorney. If you are under investigation or have been arrested for a federal crime in Virginia Beach, Norfolk or the surrounding areas, contact a lawyer at our firm for a free consultation.