Iowa Federal Defense Lawyer

Many attorneys shy away from federal court, and with good reason. The federal government has substantial resources and top-notch prosecutors, and there are fewer opportunities to "wheel and deal." You need a lawyer who can navigate you through the federal justice system to obtain the best possible outcome.

At the M. Victoria Cole Law Firm P.C. in Cedar Rapids, you are represented by a former prosecutor who can confront the government's case to avoid a conviction or minimize the fallout. We are equipped to handle serious felony charges, serving the accused throughout Eastern Iowa.

Cedar Rapids Federal Drug Crime Attorney
Experienced Criminal Defense For Any Federal Crimes

Criminal defense lawyer Victoria Cole has an extensive background in criminal law, including seven years as an assistant district attorney in Iowa City (Johnson County). She can take on any criminal offenses prosecuted under federal jurisdiction, including:

  • Drug crimes
  • RICO offenses and conspiracy
  • Violent crimes from assault to murder
  • Firearms or explosives
  • Sexual assault or kidnapping
  • Child pornography and human trafficking
  • Domestic violence or stalking
  • Bank robbery or burglary
  • Fraud and financial crimes
  • Wire fraud and mail fraud
  • Perjury or obstruction of justice
  • Extortion and threats
  • Malicious mischief, sabotage or terrorism
  • Illegal re-entry (immigration offenses)
  • Drunk driving on federal lands

Federal charges cannot be taken lightly, but too many attorneys simply roll over because they fear what will happen to their client under federal sentencing guidelines. Victoria Cole knows that federal sentencing guidelines are not mandatory but simply a starting point — a skilled defense lawyer can present solid arguments for a stayed sentence or downward departure. She knows your rights under federal court procedure and how to advocate effectively in motions, hearings, plea negotiations, trial and sentencing.

Eastern Iowa Federal Defense Attorney

The charges and potential penalties depend on the nature of the offense, prior convictions and aggravating factors. Whenever possible, we try to intervene to avoid federal indictment or to convince the prosecutor to downgrade the charges to a lesser offense. Ms. Cole is an experienced trial lawyer who has obtained acquittals and other favorable outcomes in these high-stakes cases. She understands that your freedom, your reputation in the community and your future employment prospects hang in the balance.

You can count on M. Victoria Cole Law Firm P.C. for a vigorous defense in federal criminal proceedings. You can also expect compassionate counsel and personalized attention to ensure that you understand your rights and make informed decisions in your own defense.

To arrange a consultation with our Cedar Rapids defense attorney, call our office at 319-313-2034 or contact us online. We accept credit cards, and we can arrange jail visits or after-hours appointments.