If you get arrested, you have to worry about criminal charges and the consequences of both court proceedings and a conviction. The idea that you might have to go to court to defend yourself could frighten you. Some people worry about needing to hire an attorney or take time off of work for the court. […]
Defending Your Rights When It Matters Most
Being accused of a crime can influence all areas of your life. From your career to your family and your freedom. You need an attorney that will vigorously defend your rights. Vavonese Law Firm, PC, has been a fearless advocate for clients throughout North Carolina. We will listen without judgment and work through all of your concerns. When your future is on the line, trust a law firm that has the experience needed to get the job done.
Experience With High-Stakes Cases
Your rights, your freedom, your reputation, and your future are all too important to leave in the hands of someone who is learning on the job. You need an attorney who has experience navigating the complexities of the federal criminal justice system. Our founding attorney, Jamie Vavonese, is highly experienced when it comes to federal trials, and is known for always being in the courtroom. We can help you understand your rights and come up with the best possible defense.
We have helped clients through a variety of situations, including:
- Gun and drug-related crimes
- Sex crimes, including child pornography
- White collar crimes, such as money laundering and mail fraud
- Federal drug crimes
No matter how serious the allegations are, we are here to see you through it. Federal charges are different than other charges for many reasons. These cases are often handled by experienced federal government investigators with unlimited resources. Furthermore, the consequences are much harsher, and can include life imprisonment. This is why it is especially important to have the right attorney. We will thoroughly examine your case and help you build the strongest case possible.
Federal Gun Charges Defense
It is possible to face gun-related charges both charged in state court, and at federal level depending on the specifics of a case. In the current climate, it is not uncommon for state prosecutors to turn cases over to the feds, resulting in federal gun charges and exposure to harsh criminal penalties. If your gun charge is federal in nature, you can rely on our proven ability to succeed in complex federal criminal cases.
The most common issue resulting in federal gun charges is the possession of a gun by someone who is barred by federal law from owning a firearm or people charged with having possession of a gun in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime in violation of 18 USC § 924 (c). It is unlawful for a person to possess a firearm if they committed acts of domestic violence, are fugitives, have renounced their citizenship, are under indictment for felonies, have been declared incompetent, are undocumented immigrants, and are veterans who have been dishonorably discharged. Certain federal gun-related charges such as ones in violation of 18 USC § 924 (c) require mandatory minimum sentences of anywhere between 5 years and life.
People who can lawfully possess a firearm are not in the clear either. It is unlawful to carry a firearm on federal properties such as courthouses, airports, national cemeteries, and post offices. A simple act of forgetfulness can result in federal gun charges with the potential to turn your life upside down. It is crucial to have an experienced advocate fighting to protect your rights.
Vavonese Criminal Law Legal Blog
Long before a federal case goes to trial, the attorneys on both sides will engage in a lot of legal battles over everything from the charges that are levied to the jurors that are selected to hear the case. One of those battles may play out in what is known as a suppression hearing. What’s […]
The constitution protects you from unreasonable searches and seizures by law enforcement. Therefore, the police cannot bust into your house to look for drugs based on mere suspicion. However, the police sometimes conduct illegal searches and seizures and even seize evidence. As a result, you may find yourself facing charges backed by such evidence, and […]
Don’t Wait; Call Today
You don’t have to take on the legal system alone. To learn more about how we can help, call our office in Raleigh or Durham today at 919-833-7454 or fill out our online contact form. We handle cases in the Eastern, Middle and Western court districts, as well as the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.
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