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VirginiaFederal Crimes Lawyers in City of Chesapeake, Virginia

While most criminal offenses are prosecuted in state court, the United States federal courts also have jurisdictions over certain types of criminal offenses.


In the federal courts in and around City of Chesapeake, Virginia, the prosecuting attorneys with the United States Attorney's Office (USAO) prosecute criminal offenses.


Jurisdiction to prosecute the case within the federal criminal justice system can occur because the crime impacts interstate commerce, the crime occurred on land owned by the federal government or an Indian reservation, or the allegations involve a loss or harm to the federal government.


Criminal defense attorneys in federal court fight serious felony charges, minor federal offenses, petty felony offenses, and infractions.


Cases in the federal criminal justice system can include everything from tax evasion to drug or firearm charges, to civil rights violations.

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James Edward Short

James Edward Short
James E. Short, PLC
652 Independence Parkway Suite 120
Chesapeake, VA 23320
James Edward Short is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Raphael C. Connor

Raphael C. Connor
JOHN W LEE, P.C. ATTORNEY AT LAW
4425 PORTSMOUTH BVLD 100
Chesapeake, VA 23321
Licensed for 30 years, Raphael C. Connor is a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended HOWARD LAW SCHOOL... read more >

Hugh Edward Black III

Hugh Edward Black III
Hugh E. Black, III, PC
411 Cedar Road Suite 9
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Hugh Edward Black III is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Stephen Phillip Givando

Stephen Phillip Givando
708 M Battlefield Boulevard
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Stephen Phillip Givando is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Barrett Rives Richardson Jr

Barrett Rives Richardson Jr
1330 West Road
Portsmouth, VA 23323
Barrett Rives Richardson Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

The VACDL in Richmond, VA, originated in 1992. As an affiliate of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), this non-profit organization supports local criminal defense attorneys throughout networking opportunities, quality CLE seminars, and mentorship programs.


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