Unlike the state court system, where warrants are generally obtained at the time the police discover a crime, federal authorities often build their case over a long period of time. By the time criminal charges are finally brought, it is usually too late to wage an effective defense.
At that point, your trial date in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia will usually be set no more than 90 days away, and the government will not be required to disclose the witnesses against you until a few days before trial. How tough is it? Federal sentencing guidelines are so harsh, and statutory penalties so severe, that you are advised to hire a lawyer before charges are brought.
If you think you have been targeted by federal authorities, call Timothy J. Quick before you are indicted.
Located In Tidewater & Hampton Roads, Virginia
The U.S. Department of Justice has stepped up its policy of prosecuting a greater number of white collar crimes. Consequently, many professionals have been shocked to learn they are suspected of or charged with federal crimes for practices they considered permissible. One day you are a respected business person, a physician or a banker, and the next day you are indicted for embezzlement or fraud.
Federal criminal defense attorney Timothy J. Quick is a familiar face at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Norfolk. We understand the federal system's approach, and we work well with it. Our office has successfully defended individuals charged with nearly every federal crime. Common areas in our practice include:
- Financial and ethical violations
- Conflict of interest
- Internet fraud
- Gang-related crimes
- Mail fraud
- Money laundering
- Theft and embezzlement
- Distributing drugs
- Interstate commerce violations
- Violations of probation and parole
Charged With A Federal Crime?
If you have been charged with a federal crime, you are right to worry. The government will not usually proceed unless it believes it has a very strong case. Your best defense is working with a quality attorney who knows the federal system and is not reluctant to go up against it.
Have you recently been charged with a federal crime? Contact attorney Timothy J. Quick at 757-453-7674.