Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers

Our law firm has a reputation of zealous advocacy for our clients. If you have been charged with a federal crime, you need an advocate who is willing to leave no stone unturned in your defense. Call us today at 802-444-4357 to discuss your case and how we can help. Help is only a call away.

Federal Criminal Defense

If you are under investigation or have been charged with a federal crime, it is important to retain an experienced federal criminal defense attorney to manage the process and mount an effective defense. Contact us today for a free attorney consultation.

Federal Sentencing Advocacy

Federal criminal sentencing is unlike sentencing in state court. Our team of experienced attorneys are intimately familiar with the federal sentencing guidelines and federal sentencing procedures. Let us help you fight for the lowest possible sentence.

Federal Criminal Appeals

Whether you are looking for an attorney to handle your direct appeal or a 2255 motion, our team of experienced federal criminal defense attorneys can help. We can evaluate your case, identify issues at the trial level, and present a workable appellate solution. Our lead attorney Brandon Sample has even written a best selling book on habeas corpus petitions. Contact us today for a free attorney consultation.

New Report About Federal Youthful Offenders From U.S. Sentencing Commission

The U.S. Sentencing Commission, which is responsible for advisory federal sentencing guidelines, has issued a new report on federal youthful offenders.The report has some interesting factoids about federal youthful offenders, such as: There were 86,309 offenders (18.0% of the federal offender population) age 25 or younger sentenced in the federal system between 2010 and 2015.…

Federal Restitution Order Not Subject To Categorical Approach, Fourth Circuit Decides

The “categorical approach” does not apply to federal restitution orders under the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act (MVRA), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently decided. In addition, the court held that a successor lender is entitled to restitution in an amount equal to the original face value of the debt minus any…

Texas Injury To A Child Not A Crime Of Violence Under Mathis

A Texas injury to a child conviction under Texas Penal Code 22.04(a)(3) is not an aggravated felony under the sentencing guidelines any longer in light of Mathis v. United States. Raul Martinez-Rodriguez received an eight-level enhancement under § 2L1.2(b)(1)(C) based on a prior Texas injury to a child conviction. In determining whether Martinez-Rodriguez’ Texas injury…

Been Charged with a Federal Crime?

If you have been charged with a federal crime, don't wait. You need an experienced federal criminal defense attorney now to mange the process for you and ensure the best possible outcome. Call 802-444-4357 today to speak with an attorney today.

Our Client-Focused Philosophy

Brandon Sample PLC has a very client-focused philosophy. We don't just see a client or a criminal defendant, we see a person with unique needs and who needs a defense customized to the underlying facts of their specific case.

If you are looking for a vigorous defense to a federal criminal case, the attorneys at Brandon Sample PLC are an excellent choice.

Why Hire Us?

There are many criminal defense attorneys, but few who focus on federal criminal defense. When you hire our firm, you receive competent, experienced legal representation and will never be just another number. We fight for our clients day in and day out.

Turn to us in your time of need and we will do everything in our power to fight the charges and work towards the best possible outcome for you or your loved one.