Federal Criminal & Civil Law

Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers

Experienced U.S. Criminal Attorneys Defending Clients in Virginia and Nationwide

Although the crimes in the federal legal system may appear similar to those in the state system, do not be deceived. The stakes are much higher in the federal criminal court system. More often federal offenses carry harsh mandatory minimum sentences, which significantly increase the client’s potential exposure to longer incarceration periods if convicted. In order to maximize your chances in a federal crimes case, it is important to hire an experienced federal criminal defense attorney as soon as you become aware of investigations against you. Our criminal defense attorneys, at Robinson & Greene have extensive experience in defending clients facing high profile federal criminal charges in Richmond and throughout the Commonwealth Virginia. Our federal criminal defense lawyers provide relentless defense against all types of federal charges, such as:

  • Federal drug conspiracy and other federal drug charges
  • Federal racketeering corruption (RICO) charges
  • Federal murder charges
  • Federal gun charges and other federal firearms charges
  • Medicare fraud, tax fraud or other fraud charges
  • Other federal crimes

Aggressive Pre-Charge Defense in Federal Cases

Early involvement is vital in federal criminal cases. The federal government has a vast reserve of resources to investigate and prosecute federal crimes. Therefore, by the time charges or indictments are filed, the government often has the evidence needed. Our ability to get involved through pre-charge and pre-indictment phases enables us to keep the client informed of the government’s agenda and sometimes can keep from them moving forward by demonstrating the lack of admissible evidence in the case.

Pursuing All Possible Avenues To Reduce Sentence Following Federal Convictions

In some cases, even the most vigorous attempts to suppress evidence on constitutional grounds or bring compelling defense strategies are unsuccessful. In the instances following a jury trial or a guilty plea the individual faces a sentencing hearing at which a judge will determine the outcome. While United States Sentencing Guidelines provide a “guide” for judges to base their decision on what length of incarceration to hand down if necessary. In some instances, it is possible to obtain a downward departure from the federal sentencing guidelines. Here at Robinson & Greene we have the experience, knowledge and skill to provide effective representation at this stage of federal criminal cases and we work diligently to minimize any potential consequences our clients may face.

Contact Our Richmond Federal Crime Defense Lawyers

If you believe you are under investigation or have been charged with a federal crime(s), contact our attorneys at Robinsons & Greene to discuss your options and potential defense strategies.

Experienced Trial Lawyers Resolving Civil and Business Disputes

Our civil and business litigation practice begins each case with a careful assessment of our clients’ risks and options. We custom-tailor pragmatic solutions to address our clients’ immediate legal needs, as well as their long-term objectives. When appropriate, we advocate for negotiated settlements, mediation or arbitration to save the time and financial resources associated with a trial. However, our attorneys are well-known for their aggressive and effective trial advocacy and are fully prepared to litigate complex cases. Regardless of the path a case takes, we are persistent and single-minded in protecting the best interests of our clients.

Examples of the kinds of cases we handle include (but are not limited to):

  • Employment discrimination claims based on age, race, sex, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation
  • Sexual harassment claims
  • Alleged violations of family medical leave or pregnancy leave rights
  • Wage and hour issues, commission disputes, unpaid overtime and exempt employee misclassification claims
  • Wrongful termination and retaliatory termination claims
  • Whistleblower litigation when an employee who reports alleged misconduct is fired or otherwise subject to adverse employer action

Business Law

Entrepreneurs, small business owners and independent contractors looking to take the next step face many challenges that call for a well-educated, business-savvy lawyer. From incorporation to dissolution and a full range of business law issues that arise in between, our firm can be a valuable resource for you and your Virginia business.

The reality is that business law decisions you make can make the difference between profit and loss.  We encourage you to contact us for informed legal guidance and action or small business consulting services, whatever business challenge or opportunity is on your mind today.

Our business law knowledge and experience at Richmond, Virginia-based Robinson & Greene extends to:

  • Business formation, including incorporation or establishment of a limited liability company or partnership (LLC or LLP)
  • Business dissolution, informed by a strong understanding of your priorities and a commitment to protecting your financial future
  • Business contracts including leases, non-compete agreements and partnership agreements
  • Business disputes arising between partners, employers and employees, buyers and vendors, or rival businesses

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Not every business dispute requires full-scale litigation. In fact, it may be better for your business to resolve your issue through alternative dispute resolution. This method offers a quicker, less expensive means to exercise your legal rights and reach a mutual agreement. Robinson & Greene is well-versed in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation. We can advise you of the proper avenues to resolve your dispute and represent you in either forum.

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