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A Skilled Defense Against High-Stakes Federal Charges In West Virginia

Criminal charges are intimidating – even more so when they’re federal charges. The federal justice system is a different beast than the state system. Although you have the same rights, and will follow the same general process, there are countless procedural nuances that differ from state court. Additionally, federal law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges are highly trained and at the top of their game.

The best thing you can do is work with an attorney who is well-versed in federal criminal defense. At the West Virginia firm of Bouchillon Crossan & Colburn, L.C., lawyer Neil Bouchillon is well-equipped to defend you against such charges. He has nearly 30 years of criminal defense experience, including extensive experience in the federal criminal justice system.

Defending Against All Categories Of Federal Crimes

We can aggressively defend you against any type of federal charge, including:

  • Drug offenses such as trafficking
  • Weapons offenses such as firearms trafficking and felon in possession of a firearm
  • Financial crimes such as mail and wire fraud, and other white collar offenses
  • Conspiracy charges for planning and taking steps to commit certain crimes with another person
  • Sex offenses such as child pornography

Even if you haven’t formally been charged yet, or if you have been notified that you’re under investigation by the FBI or another federal agency, it’s critical to get a defense lawyer on your side as soon as possible. By working proactively, we can potentially avoid charges. At the very least, we can start laying a strong foundation for a solid defense.

Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Many federal crimes carry mandatory minimum sentences, which means a conviction results in an automatic minimum prison term. Judges don’t have the discretion to allow reduced sentences or earlier parole like they do in the state court system. The prospect of a lengthy sentence in a federal prison is a daunting one.

Our attorney understands the nuances of mandatory minimums. He understands how to find the strongest angle for protecting you from them, including negotiating with federal prosecutors for reduced charges to avoid harsh minimums.

Work With A Federal Defense Attorney You Can Rely On

It’s incredibly stressful to have federal charges hanging over your head. When you work with our experienced federal criminal defense attorney, you can feel relief knowing your rights and future are in capable hands. To learn more, contact our office in Huntington at 304-521-4636. We are dedicated to helping you seek justice when facing serious criminal charges in federal court.