Federal criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz has been defending his clients’ liberty in court since 1991.
Jon Katz primarily defends in Virginia state court, seeing that most prosecutions are brought in state court. At the same time, Jon is experienced defending clients charged with misdemeanors, DUI and felonies in federal trial court. He has argued for felony defendants before the United States Courts of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit and District of Columbia Circuit. He has sought United States Supreme Court certiorari review in several federal criminal cases.
Federal criminal defendants need to know the particularly high quality of most federal prosecutors and many federal law enforcement agents, together with the particularly draconian pretrial bail and sentencing schemes in the federal felony law.
With the many federal agencies and parks in the capital area, all the more misdemeanor defendants in this region find themselves charged in federal court. Federal criminal lawyer Jon repeatedly defends such cases in the federal trial court in Alexandria, Virginia.
Federal felony cases often begins with law enforcement efforts to speak with suspects before any criminal charges have been filed. It is both critical for criminal suspects to assert their right to remain silent under the Constitution’s Fifth Amendment, to have a federal criminal lawyer advocating for them early on to work to avoid a prosecution in the first place, and to minimize being behind the eight-ball in defending against federal felony charges.
Whether the federal charge is a misdemeanor, DUI charge or felony, federal criminal lawyer Jon Katz is ready to defend his clients to the hilt. To discuss your case with Jon, please call his staff at (703) 383-1100 for a confidential consultation.
PACER website for finding federal cases (not all federal misdemeanor cases are docketed)
Official website for United States District Court (Eastern District of Virginia)
18 U.S. Code § 3607 – Eligibility for first-time drug guilty finding ultimately to be dismissed