Richmond Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

Experienced & Aggressive Defense for federal Charges

Looking for a lawyer for a federal crimes case in Virginia? Should you find yourself charged with a federal crime, it is important to know that these crimes are tried in the federal court system. The federal court system does not have the same rules and regulations as the state courts. Therefore, it is very important that you seek a federal defense lawyer that can properly defend you in federal court and that is familiar with the difference in the rules and regulations.

If you are seeking a Richmond, Virginia federal defense attorney, you need to make sure that the lawyer is familiar with this court system and is knowledgeable in the area. Attorney Vaughan C. Jones is a highly experienced federal defense attorney. He is also a seasoned litigator and legal negotiator.

Contact Attorney Jones immediately for a review of your case if you have been charged with any federal crime.

What are Federal Crimes in VA?

Federal crimes are considered some of the most serious offenses. If not met with an aggressive defense, these types of charges will result in heavy fines and lengthy prison sentences. Federal crimes are investigated and prosecuted by government agencies such as the FBA, DEA and CIA. These agencies have unlimited resources to gather evidence in your federal case. Our aggressive criminal defense attorney has the experiences and track-record necessary to go up against them in federal court.


Some of the most common federal offenses include:


These are only some federal crimes, there are more. If you are charged with any of these that need to be defended in federal court, you must have a Richmond federal defense lawyer with experience in this arena. Attorney Vaughan C. Jones will be very able to mount a criminal defense in federal court and is a seasoned and successful litigator. Attorney Jones has a complete understanding of the law and how to handle federal cases in court. Attorney Jones can provide you with an excellent defense in your case.

Why do I Need a Top-Notch Negotiator?

As a skilled negotiator, he can properly deal with a federal prosecutor who will be motivated to win his case. Attorney Jones has succeeded in not only successfully defending these cases, but also having charges dismissed or reduced. In order to increase the chances of a good result in your case, contact Richmond Federal criminal defense Attorney Vaughan C. Jones without delay.

What is the Difference Between State and Federal crimes?

The federal criminal system is very different than the state system. Important federal criminal practice concepts such as relevant conduct, Rule 35 sentence reduction, crack/powder disparity, and safety valve are crucial to a competent federal defense but do not exist in state practice. Federal practice rules are far more complex and rigid. Accordingly, attorneys with little or no experience in the federal system may be at significant disadvantage when attempting to handle complex federal cases.

Additionally, intimate knowledge of the federal sentencing guidelines is crucial to legal defense of federal criminal matters. Those guidelines affect every aspect of plea discussions and trial preparation. Finally Sentences in federal courts tend to be much higher.

Virginia Federal Criminal lawyer

As a federal defense attorney, I have handled numerous federal criminal matters in all of the state's federal courts including complex murder-for-hire, RICO (racketeering), and drug distribution cases. As a former Virginia Assistant Attorney General, I have experience representing the government in federal courts. My experience with federal judges and prosecutors in Alexandria, Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia is a unique advantage for my clients. In a recent matter my client was one of four defendants to avoid conviction in a 27 defendant federal motorcycle gang prosecution.

Contact Vaughan C. Jones when you are in need of an experienced Richmond federal defense attorney and litigator to protect you. 

  • “Vaughan was worth every cent and in reality an actual bargain for his skills and acumen.”
  • “I will never forget you.”
  • “I definitely would use and recommend Mr. Jones to anyone I knew who wanted to avoid their auto policy rates to increase because of speeding tickets.”

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