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Our expertise in criminal defense litigation and federal criminal cases is noteworthy.

White Collar Crime

It is critical to work with an experienced white collar crime attorney.  Amy Austin has defended cases brought by the United States Attorney Office for over 16 years, including embezzlement, money laundering, forgery, wire fraud, mail fraud, bank fraud, and identity theft.

Capital Crimes

Amy Austin is capitally qualified in the Eastern District of Virginia and serves as “learned counsel” in capital cases.  She has represented individuals charged with capital crimes in the Alexandria, Richmond, Norfolk and Newport News federal courts.

Drug Offenses

Amy Austin represents individuals charged with drug crimes in state and federal courts.  She has defended college students throughout Virginia charged with drug violations both on and off of campus.

Whether you are concerned about staying out of jail or prison, protecting your reputation, or keeping your record clean, attorney Amy Austin can help. Contact us online or call 804-343-1900 and speak to Laura Latendress, Legal Assistant, to schedule your free initial consultation.

Contact A Richmond Drug And Gun Crime Lawyer

If you are facing drug or gun charges, you need an experienced lawyer who can help protect your rights and your future. Attorney Amy Austin fights for her clients at every step of the process. Schedule your free initial consultation please contact us or call 804-343-1900.

Drug Crimes

Some people think that a drug crime can be solved by agreeing with whatever the arresting officer says and paying a fine. In reality, a felony drug or gun conviction can stay with you the rest of your life. Employers routinely ask about drug convictions on applications, and it can even impact where you are able to live.

If you are considering pleading guilty, it’s important to consider your options first. The best way to protect your interests is to work with a lawyer who will fight on your behalf. Even if you are convicted, you need an attorney who won’t stop fighting. An experienced drug crime defense lawyer in Richmond can help present an accurate picture of the accused person, not just the person who committed a drug crime.

Amy Austin knows that sentencing proceedings are as important as other proceedings in the criminal justice process, and she will fight to understand what options exist for lowering the sentence or the punishment you may be facing. The Law Office of Amy L. Austin offers clients throughout Virginia the legal protection they need at every step of the criminal defense process.

Did A Drug Or Gun Arrest Violate Your Constitutional Rights?

Many drug or gun crime arrests are the result of cars or homes being searched. However, if the arresting officers did not have probable cause to search your car or home, they may have violated your constitutional rights.

Amy Austin knows Fourth Amendment violations can occur in drug and gun arrests, and she fights to suppress evidence that was illegally obtained in a variety of cases, including:

  • Drug possession
  • Drug possession with intent to distribute
  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm by a drug user
  • Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime

Don’t Let A Drug Arrest In College Ruin Your Future

When college students are convicted for possession of marijuana or cocaine, it can affect the rest of their lives. Students need someone who can fight for them and help them get the best possible outcomes.

The Law Office of Amy L. Austin can help college students mitigate the charges they are facing. Her office defends students throughout Virginia, including students at the following colleges:

  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • University of Richmond
  • Virginia Union University
  • Randolph Macon College
  • J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
  • South University
  • John Tyler Community College

Traffic Offenses

If you were arrested for a driving offense, you may already be aware of the impact it can have on your life. A drunk driving arrest could leave you with a suspended license, and several unpaid speeding tickets could cause you to lose your license.

Regardless of the severity of the traffic offense you are facing, it’s important to contact an experienced lawyer in Richmond who can fight the charges. Attorney Amy Austin has many years of litigation experience, and The Law Office of Amy L. Austin represents clients throughout Virginia who are involved in matters such as:

  • Driving without a license
  • Driving with a suspended or revoked license
  • Driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Habitual traffic offender

Protection For Out-Of-State Drivers

Some people think that all speeding tickets are the same. However, Virginia is tough on reckless drivers, and if you are caught speeding on Interstate 95, you may face reckless driving charges in addition to the speeding ticket. If you are driving to the beach and arrested for speeding on I-95 or I-64 where it passes through Richmond, you need an attorney who can protect your driving record.

After A DUI Arrest

After a drunk driving arrest, one of the most important things an attorney can do is gather all the information that is available and determine how the state may try to use that information against you. Did you submit to a blood alcohol or field sobriety test? What were the results? Attorney Amy Austin knows that learning the answers to these questions can help build a strong defense.

If you lost your license after the DUI arrest, Amy Austin may be able to help you get a temporary license. For example, if you need to drive to and from work, she may be able to help you get a restricted license so your job isn’t in jeopardy. Attorney Amy Austin also helps clients navigate the DMV and advises them about how to get their licenses reinstated.

When you contact The Law Office of Amy L. Austin, you’ll work with an experienced lawyer who can help you accomplish your driving goals. Contact us online or call 804-343-1900 to schedule your free initial consultation.