Criminal Law

The Firm represents clients in a variety of contexts including:


  • Criminal Investigations
  • Grand Jury Proceedings
  • Pre-Indictment Negotiations
  • Motions Practice
  • Trials
  • Sentencing Hearings
  • Appeals
  • Post-Conviction Proceedings


The Weatherspoon Firm routinely defends clients against a wide array of criminal charges, including:


  • Crimes of Violence – murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, rape, burglary, and kidnapping.
  • Driving Offenses – driving under the influence and driving while intoxicated.
  • Federal Drug Crimes – trafficking, manufacturing, distribution, cultivation, conspiracy, sale to a minor.
  • Money Laundering – often in connection with other charges, such as drug trafficking, gambling, racketeering and many types of fraud.
  • Racketeering – wiretapping and organized crime activities.
  • Sex Crimes – child pornography, aggravated sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of children, human trafficking sexual abuse of a minor.
  • Weapons Charges – felon in possession, sale to a juvenile or felon, weapons used in connection with drug trade.
  • White Collar Crimes – embezzlement, kickbacks, extortion, piracy, and wire and mail fraud.

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