Greenbelt Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys

Defending Federal Criminal Charges in Greenbelt, Maryland

The Southern Division of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland is located in Greenbelt.  A wide range of federal criminal cases are brought in the Greenbelt courthouse, which covers alleged federal crimes in Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s, and St. Mary’s counties. 

Examples of recent cases brought in the Greenbelt US District Court include conspiracy, prescription drug distribution, health care fraud, embezzlement, tax fraud, child pornography, bank fraud, money laundering, false statements, obstruction of justice, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft.  As these examples show, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland aggressively investigates and pursues federal criminal charges, including white collar offenses, in the Greenbelt courthouse.  Because of this, it is essential to work with an experienced Greenbelt federal criminal defense attorney if you are facing criminal charges or investigation.

Experienced Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys in Greenbelt, Maryland

Partners Charles Burnham and Eugene Gorokhov have been recognized as “Rising Stars” by their peers in Superlawyers, for criminal defense in Washington, DC. Our firm also regularly represents individuals that have been charged (by complaint, information or indictment) with federal offenses in Greenbelt, Maryland.  A sample of our recent Greenbelt cases includes defending individuals charged with conspiracy, aggravated identity theft, embezzlement, and money laundering.

Federal criminal charges often involve complex facts and legal questions.  Many federal laws carry significant potential prison terms and fines.  It is important to speak with a knowledgeable Maryland federal criminal lawyer who can guide you through your case.  An effective attorney should help you do the following: work with the client closely to understand the case; ask the necessary questions and conduct a thorough investigation of the facts and a meticulous review of the evidence (or discovery); evaluate the legal merits of your case and effectively present the important issues to the court at pretrial hearing, trial, or sentencing; and, at all times, give you an honest, realistic and understandable assessment of your case and work closely with you to achieve the best results, taking into account your priorities and the facts and circumstances of the case.

As with any federal court in the United States, knowledge of the local practice and experience before the judges of a particular court can have a profound impact on the outcome of a case.  A Greenbelt federal criminal lawyer will have knowledge of the local practices that can prove invaluable in your case.

For example, the Federal Sentencing Guidelines play an important role in judges’ consideration of what sentence to impose in federal criminal cases.  The Greenbelt division is no exception in this regard.  It is important to work with a federal criminal attorney who is experienced to handle the complexities of federal sentencing and is prepared to advocate zealously and effectively for you.  In a recent Greenbelt embezzlement case, for instance, our client received a sentence of just 18 months in an where the government sought a sentence of 54 months, and the guidelines recommended a range of 46-57 months.  We filed extensive arguments on the Sentencing Guidelines as well as other sentencing factors, resulting in a significantly reduced prison term and restitution amount for our client.

Contact a Greenbelt Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

The attorneys at Burnham & Gorokhov, PLLC are prepared to speak with you.  If you believe you are facing criminal charges or federal investigation in Greenbelt, call us at 202-386-6920.