Federal Criminal Defense Attorney In Wilmington
Criminal matters handled in U.S. District Court differ in many vital ways from those heard in North Carolina state courts. Not only are all such cases very serious for the defendant, but specific rules of procedure that apply make it essential to have representation by an attorney with significant federal court experience.
I am Geoffrey W. Hosford, a defense lawyer in Wilmington who has tried more than 120 felony cases before juries, including many in federal courts serving the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina. I have maintained board certification from the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization in this area of law since 2001, and I receive many referrals from other attorneys and those I have helped in the past.
Zealous Protection Of Your Freedom And Future
My emphasis on exhaustive upfront case investigation and preparation is a critical asset for clients facing indictment or prosecution in federal court. I provide focused, highly interactive and responsive criminal defense advocacy for clients charged with:
- Drug crimes, often adjudicated in federal court when a large quantity of marijuana, heroin, cocaine, prescription drugs or other substances are involved — or when the accused has a prior criminal record
- Internet-based offenses such as possession of child pornography
- White collar financial crimes such as embezzlement, money laundering, bank fraud, mortgage fraud and tax fraud
Skilled Legal Guidance When You Need It Most
If you have been contacted in connection with a federal investigation, there is no time to lose in getting qualified counsel. Please do not wait for an arrest or subpoena. My clients receive dedicated attention throughout any pre-indictment proceedings and all the way through trial and sentencing when necessary and I have also represented numerous grand jury witnesses.
Federal prosecutors are highly skilled and determined. Mandatory sentencing guidelines may determine what you are up against and influence how you plead. Whether you are seeking aggressive representation in a drug case or defense against child pornography charges, I want you to have all the information you need to make solid, educated decisions.
To speak directly with a deeply experienced federal criminal defense lawyer in Wilmington, please contact me at Hosford & Hosford PC now by telephone or email.