Federal Criminal Defense


The Sprano Law Firm in Fairfax, Va, has experienced criminal defense lawyers representing clients charged with federal crimes in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Presenting Your Defense Against Federal Criminal Charges

It can take a long time to explain all the differences between the state and federal criminal justice systems. For the moment, it’s enough to understand that if your case is charged in federal court, you need the best criminal defense lawyer you can find – period.   The attorneys at the Sprano Law Firm will do everything in our power to help achieve the best possible result in your federal criminal case.  If you or a loved one are charged with a federal crime in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Alexandria (EDVA),  Contact the Sprano Law Firm in Fairfax for a free consultation about your options.

Call 703-763-0979 or 866-936-5614 for Advice About Federal Criminal Defense

In most situations, you’re already at a disadvantage just by being in federal court. Instead of dealing with a local prosecutor and suburban police departments, you’re up against an Assistant United States Attorney who might even have a longstanding specialized focus on the prosecution of cases very much like yours. The prosecution will be backed up by the accumulated resources some of the most effective law enforcement agencies in the world: FBI, DEA, ATF, IRS or Homeland Security, and numerous “joint task forces” allied with local law enforcement.   When the full might and power of the United States government is seeking to put you or your loved one in prison for a very long time – you need to find a top lawyer with experience in federal court.

At the Sprano Law Firm, our lawyers have extensive experience with the defense of federal charges, and we use our familiarity with federal investigation, charging, pretrial and sentencing practices to benefit our clients at every stage of the case. Because the opportunities for lenient plea and sentencing arrangements are much more restricted in the federal system, we know how to use our trial experience to strengthen your bargaining position.

Our federal criminal defense attorneys can help you develop and present a defense whenever necessary for a wide range of federal criminal charges in U.S. District Court, including:

  • Conspiracy to Distribute Drugs
  • Money laundering
  • Child pornography or Internet sex crimes
  • Weapons offenses, most commonly felon in possession of firearm cases
  • Fraud and white collar crimes like embezzlement or public corruption
  • Counterfeiting
  • Mail Fraud
  • Wire Fraud
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Obstruction of Justice / False Statements
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Assault on a Federal Law Enforcement Officer
  • Robbery (Hobbes Act)
  • Passport Fraud
  • Murder

Although you can’t always expect to get advance notice of a federal investigation before being charged, it’s a good idea to get defense counsel before the charges are formalized if you are aware of the possibility.  Child Pornography Charges. Online sex crimes and Federal drug charges in particular can provide opportunities to develop a sound defense strategy before the case is presented to a grand jury, and an experienced attorney can help protect you from the most serious potential charges.

Find out more about the federal criminal defense practice at the Sprano Law Firm. Contact us in Fairfax for a free consultation.

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The Sprano Law Firm, LLP

Northern Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyers
10603 Judicial Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-763-0979

Toll Free: 866-936-5614
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