Federal Criminal Law

Federal Sentencing & Guidelines Explained

Federal Criminal Sentencing Outline Sentencing Guidelines Sentencing guidelines are computed using the United States Sentencing Commission Guidelines Manual. These guidelines are advisory, not mandatory, and are the “starting point and the initial benchmark” in the federal sentencing process. “District courts must . . . remain cognizant of them throughout the sentencing process,” the Supreme Court […]

Federal Charges and Penalties Outline: Imprisonment, Supervised Release, and Probation for Felony and Misdemeanor Federal Offenses

Federal Penalties Felony Charges Class A felony federal offenses are penalized by a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, sometimes even the death penalty. The maximum period of additional supervised release is 5 years. The additional probation period for a felony is between 1 and 5 years. If not otherwise directed by the relevant federal statute, […]

Federal Penalties & Defense for Simple Possession of Marijuana and Other Drugs

Review Our Drug / Marijuana Case Results This is a chart of the maximum fines and terms of imprisonment that may be imposed as a consequence of conviction for violation of Simple Possession of marihuana and other drugs under the federal Controlled Substances Act and other drug and marijuana laws. 21 U.S. Code § 844 […]

Police Officer Defense Lawyer: Law Enforcement Defense, Use of Force

POLICE OFFICER TRUSTED LAW FIRM MEDVIN LAW PLC is one of the very few law firms trusted by Virginia police officers for the defense of serious internal investigations, criminal investigations, and personal traffic and family/domestic accusations. Attorney Marina Medvin has represented police officers, their friends, and their family members from many of the local VA/DC […]

Alexandria Federal Detention Hearings and Bond Motions

Alexandria Federal Detention Hearings and Bond Motions In Alexandria Virginia’s United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia Bail and Detention in Criminal Cases: The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that “excessive bail shall not be required . . .” U.S. Const. Amend. VIII. The United States Supreme Court has […]

Federal DUI / DWI Charges – Federal Parks – Federal Roads – Park Police Charges 36 CFR 4.23

36 CFR § 4.23 – Federal Park Police DUI and DWI Charges 36 CFR § 4.23 punished two variations of drunk driving: (1) driving under the influence (“DUI”) in violation of 36 C.F.R. § 4.23(a)(1), and (2) driving while intoxicated (“DWI”) in violation of 36 C.F.R. § 4.23(a)(2). Operating a motor vehicle in a National […]

SBA Small Business Administration Loan Fraud Federal Charges: PPP Borrowers

Federal Criminal Charges for SBA Small Business Administration Loan Fraud The SBA is a federal agency that aims to help American businesses with loans. Fraud or misrepresentation on the application, or in the inducement of such a loan, or receipt of the funds, is a federal crime. As with all federal crimes, the government will […]

Federal Commerce Fraud Charges 15 USC 645 – False Statements, Embezzlement, Concealment, Misrepresentation

U.S. Code Title 15. Commerce and Trade § 645. Offenses and penalties 15 U.S.C. § 645 (a)  False statements;  overvaluation of securities Whoever makes any statement knowing it to be false, or whoever willfully overvalues any security, for the purpose of obtaining for himself or for any applicant any loan, or extension thereof by renewal, […]

Federal Prosecution for 18 USC 1001 – Concealment, False Statements, Fictitious Document

Federal Crime: 18 USC §1001 – Concealment, False Statements Under federal law, it is a felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison to knowingly and willfully conceal or falsify or cover up a material fact in a federal investigation; or, to make a materially false statement (Michael Flynn prosecution); or, to use or make […]

Federal Sexting Laws & Penalties: Creation of or Enticement to Create Child Pornography, Sexual Exploitation of Minors, etc.

This law firm represents teenagers and young men and women accused of Federal crimes for exchanging photos and videos depicting teenagers under the age of 18 while nude or engaged in sexual acts. The exchange of these photos and videos is commonly referred to as “sexting.” Sexting takes place over text messages, in chat apps […]

Federal Criminal Lawyer for Campaign, Corruption, Fraud and Election Law

Public Corruption and Fraud Public corruption in any form is the misuse of a public or government office for private gain. It is a basic tenet that government is not to be used for personal enrichment and the extending of benefits to the corrupt. A democracy is effective only if the people have faith in […]

Pentagon Reservation Traffic Misdemeanors and DUI / DWI Laws

Pentagon Traffic Misdemeanors and DUI / DWI Laws The Pentagon Reservation, located near Arlington, Virginia, imposes its own federal Pentagon DUI and DWI laws and imposes local Virginia traffic laws as well. Offenses and arrests on the Pentagon Reservation are prosecuted in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria, […]

United States District Court Violation Notice for Federal Courthouse in Alexandria Virginia

United States District Court Violation Notice for the Federal Courthouse in Alexandria Virginia The United States District Court Violation Notice is a Federal ticket for criminal and traffic offenses issued by law enforcement personnel from agencies such as the U.S. Park Police, U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Department of Defense Police, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Provost […]

Attorney Representation During Police Investigation

Police Investigations: Should I Obtain Criminal Defense Attorney Representation? “Should I consult with an attorney, or hire an attorney, if I am being investigated by the police for a criminal offense?” The answer is yes, and yes. Do not speak to police officers prior to consulting with an attorney.

Federal Cyber Crime Defense Attorney Explains Computer Crime & Hacker Charges in the Federal United States District Court in Alexandria Virginia 18 U.S.C. § 1030

Federal Cyber Crime Federal cyber crimes and computer crimes generally consist of cyber attacks and hacking, even Anonymous “hacktivist” activity. Most computer crimes are Federal jurisdiction due to the interstate nature of the hacking activity and server location. Some computer crimes are Federal in nature due to the Federal government owning the target computer, server, […]

College Campus / University Rape Allegation Attorney Representation

Virginia University / College Campus Rape Allegation Representation We offer criminal defense representation for individuals accused of rape or sexual assault on Virginia University and College Campuses. Rape accusations and disciplinary hearings / proceedings can lead to disciplinary actions, expulsion from the schools, and criminal charges. We strongly recommend that any individual accused of rape […]

Miranda Rights and Self Incrimination in Virginia FAQ

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT AGAINST SELF-INCRIMINATION The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees that “[no] person . . . shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.” In Miranda v. Arizona, the United States Supreme Court extended the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination to individuals subjected to custodial interrogation by […]

Federal Criminal Conspiracy Laws Explained by Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

18 U.S.C. § 371—Conspiracy to Defraud the United States The general conspiracy statute, 18 U.S.C. § 371, creates an offense “[i]f two or more persons conspire either to commit any offense against the United States, or to defraud the United States, or any agency thereof in any manner or for any purpose.” The gist of the crime […]

Federal Bank Fraud Charges in Alexandria Virginia

Federal Bank Fraud 18 USC § 1344 Section 1344 of Title 18, United States Code punishes by up to 30 years of imprisonment, the use of a scheme or artifice either to defraud a Federally chartered or insured financial institution or to obtain any of the monies, funds, credits, assets, securities, or other property owned […]

Federal Charges for Theft, Embezzlement & Misapplication by Bank Officer or Employee in Alexandria Virginia

The federal government can charge Bank Fraud as Embezzlement, Abstraction, Purloining or Willful Misapplication under one of two code sections, Sections 656 and 657 of Title 18, United States Code. These charges will differ mainly in the types of financial institutions to which they apply. 18 U.S.C. § 656 applies to banks, while 18 U.S.C. […]