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Let Bynum & Jenkins Law Defend You Against Serious Allegations

While most crimes committed in Virginia are considered state crimes, criminal offenses involving some national issue, such as money laundering, conspiracy, RICO and drug trafficking, are handled by the federal criminal court. A conviction in federal court leads to harsher penalties, such as a lengthy federal prison sentence. Due to the severity of the charges you face, it is imperative to hire a criminal defense attorney with a vast amount of experience handling federal crimes.

At Bynum & Jenkins Law, we have 26 years of experience defending clients in state and federal courts throughout Virginia. To assist our clients, our Alexandria federal criminal defense lawyers regularly sub-contract, on an as need basis, the services of private investigators, polygraph examiners, social workers, mitigation specialist, and mental health experts. We are ready to provide you with aggressive and personalized legal representation to help you avoid serious criminal penalties.

Contact us today at (703) 537-5522 for a free initial consultation.

What is The Difference Between Federal & State Crimes?

As we mentioned before, most crimes – whether it’s theft or murder – are violations of state law. However, if a criminal offense involves some sort of federal or national interest, then the federal court has jurisdiction over such a case.

Types of Federal Offenses

The federal government handles the following types of crimes:

  • Any crime that occurs on federal property – From federal banks and military bases to national forests and Indian reservations, any offense committed on federal land will be handled by federal authorities, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), or another federal law enforcement department.
  • Any crime that takes place in more than one state – For instance, a wire fraud scheme involving perpetrators and victims in multiple states.
  • Any crime that crosses state lines – For example, transporting a large amount of drugs from Virginia to North Carolina.
  • Violations of immigration or customs law – Common examples include human trafficking from one country to another and importing counterfeits items for sale.

Federal penalties are longer compared to penalties administered in state court. Those who are convicted in federal court may serve a federal prison sentence, rather than spending time in state prison.

Ready to Fight for the Justice & Outcome You Deserve Today

Since 1999, Bynum & Jenkins Law has helped many clients dealing with federal charges throughout Virginia. Our firm has received many awards – such as 10 Best Attorney in 2017 by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys and one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers – because of our successful results and the attentive and responsive legal counsel we provide to our clients.

Call (703) 537-5522 today to discuss your case with an Alexandria federal criminal defense attorney.

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    Robert L. Jenkins, JR.


    Mr. Jenkins actively handles a variety of white collar crime matters in both state and federal courts. He is a graduate of the National Law Center at the George Washington University. Over the last 25 years Mr. Jenkins has successfully defended individuals accused of embezzlement, wire fraud , bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud , conspiracy , theft of government property, aggravated identity theft, and tax related violations . He has tried more than 100 jury trials. In addition, Mr. Jenkins litigates ...
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    Kenneth D. Bynum


    Kenneth D. Bynum, a native of Goffstown, New Hampshire, is a graduate of the George Williams College in Downers Grove, Illinois. Mr. Bynum earned a Bachelors of Science in both Applied Behavioral Science and Leisure and Environmental Resources Administration at the George Williams College in 1978. In 1995 he received the Alumni of the Year Award, the College’s highest honor. He received his Juris Doctor from Howard School of Law in 1983. While in law school Mr. Bynum was selected as a member of ...
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    Madison Gibbs


    Madison Gibbs graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina A&T State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications, and earned her law degree from Howard University School of Law. Ms. Gibbs placed first at the 2017 William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition in St. Paul, Minnesota, was a Charles Hamilton Houston National Moot Court team member, and a Criminal Justice Clinic student attorney. The former Miss Black USA 2015, Goodwill Ambassador to Sierra ...

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