Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with a crime in Federal Court, you MUST hire a Federal Criminal Defense Attorney.   Federal Criminal Defense is “night and day” different than Kentucky Criminal Defense.  There are Federal laws that change the burden of proof on bond eligibility.  The client’s prior criminal history makes a huge difference in the potential prison sentence.  The Federal Sentencing Guidelines, while not binding on the Court, are still used to determine an advisory sentencing range.

There are many frequently asked questions.  Will I be classified as a career offender?  What percentage of the sentence will I actually serve?  Am I safety valve eligible?  Are there drug treatment programs that can reduce my prison sentence?

Building the best defense against criminal charges relies on an attorney with extensive litigation experience, courtroom communication skills and devoted client attention. James M. West a Federal Criminal Defense attorney has more than 24 years of trial experience, which has benefited his criminal defense clients in Federal Court.

Covington Felony Defense Attorney Representing Northern Kentucky

We represent those who are facing Federal Criminal charges in the Eastern District of Kentucky (Covington, Lexington, London, Ashland and Pikeville).

  • Drug trafficking (heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana)
  • Possession of a handgun by a felon
  • Bank Robbery
  • Embezzlement and Theft
  • Fraud
  • Counterfeiting
  • Medicare Fraud and Medicaid Fraud
  • White collar crimes
  • Child Pornography
  • Arson

At The Law Office of James M. West, we offer thorough, experience-based case management and direct and consistent contact with our clients. Our law firm uses dynamic evidence presentation tools and software to present evidence on video projection screens in a way that makes it easy for the jury to understand. Our dynamic litigation methods are one of the keys to our success in these cases.

Contact a respected, reliable and results focused Criminal Defense Lawyer

You need a respected, reliable attorney who gets results. Call 859-341-0600 or send us an email to schedule a free consultation. We are located at 2045 Dixie Highway in Covington, Kentucky.  (north of I-75 at the Ft. Mitchell exist, across from Ft. Mitchell Avenue and the Mercedes Benz dealer)


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