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Why is my case in Federal District Court?

Cases in Virginia and Washington, DC, involving federal crimes are tried in federal district court such as the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria (EDVA) or the United States District Court for the District of Washington (DDC) because the crime involved federal law, occurred on federal land such as a military base, or involved federal agencies like DEA, FBI, DHS. This can include minor traffic matters that occur along the George Washinton Parkway, around the Pentagon, or at the entrance to many nearby military bases.

Do I need a Federal Criminal Attorney?

Yes. Virginia and Washington DC federal crimes are extremely serious and usually carry more serious punishments. They are prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office and are usually supported by other government agencies such as Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). You need an attorney that is experienced and skilled at representing cases in Federal Courts as it is very different than state court.

In addition to the severity of the punishment, the criminal procedure and local rules are often more strict and unique to each jurisdiction. An experienced attorney is essential to providing the best representation to you in your federal criminal case.

Virginia and Washington, DC, Federal Crimes

Federal Assault Crimes

Assault on Law Enforcement: 18 U.S.C. 111

Simple Assault: 18 U.S.C. 113

Assault with Intent to Commit Murder: 18 U.S.C. 111

Domestic Assault: 18 U.S.C. 117

Maiming: 18 U.S.C. 114

Murder: 18 U.S.C. 1111-1122

Kidnapping: 18 U.S.C. 1201-1204

Domestic Violence and Stalking: 18 USC 2261-2266

Transportation for Illegal Sexual Activity: 18 U.S.C. 2421-2429

Human Trafficking

Federal Sex Crimes

Aggravated Sexual Abuse: 18 U.S.C. 2241

Sexual Abuse of a Minor: 18 U.S.C. 2243

Sexual Abuse: 18 U.S.C. 2242

Federal Driving Crimes

Reckless Driving: 32 CFR 263.6


Hit & Run

Federal White Collar Crimes

Embezzlement: 18 U.S.C. 641-670

Blackmail: 18 USC 873

Other Federal Crimes

Terrorism: 18 U.S.C. 2231-2339(d)

Riots: 18 U.S.C. 2101-2102

Federal Drug & Alcohol Crime

Drug Distribution and Trafficking

Marijuana Possession: 18 U.S.C. 844

Prescription Fraud

Federal Weapons Offenses

Felon in Possession of a Firearm: 18 U.S.C. 922(g)

Weapon used in crime of violence of drug trafficking: 18 U.S.C. 924(c)

Sale of Firearms without a License: 18 U.S.C. 922(a)

Sale of Illegal Firearms: 18 U.S.C. 922

Making False Statements when Purchasing Firearm: 18 U.S.C. 922(a)(6)

Illegal Possession of Firearm: 18 U.S.C. 922(o)

Federal Cyber/Computer Crimes

Child Pornography: 18 U.S.C. 2252

Federal Punishment and Procedure

Bond Procedures

Federal Misdemeanors

Failure to Appear: 18 U.S.C. 3146

9 Steps in a Federal Criminal Case

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