Federal Criminal Defense

Hire a Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

Federal charges differ from state charges and can include harsher penalties, a different jail system, substantial financial consequences and massive harm to the reputation of the target as well as loved ones. When facing federal charges, you need an attorney who is familiar with the federal system.

By hiring us, you are putting an expert on your side who has extensive experience defending clients against federal charges.
You can count on us to work closely with you to protect your freedom, your reputation, and your property.

We’ve been prosecutors. We are now defense attorneys. Don’t hire a state criminal defense attorney for your case. Hire someone who knows what they are doing in federal court.

For representation in Dallas or Fort Worth, call (817) 203-2220. Federal Criminal Defense.

The Truth is Federal Crimes Are Often Harshly Punished …

That’s why you need an experienced federal attorney to defend you.

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Federal Courthouse in Fort Worth

Federal Courts operate differently than State Courts. The procedural rules are unique and require much training and experience to effectively represent clients. If you or a loved one finds themselves in a federal criminal case, that person will need a federal criminal defense lawyer who is not only licensed to represent him in federal court, but is also experienced with the federal system.

Another difference between federal crimes and state crimes is that federal crimes often come with much harsher penalties. This is in large part due to the fact that federal courts are still highly reliant upon the United States Sentencing Guidelines, which oftentimes fail to distinguish higher-level criminal actors from lower-level players.

For example, in cases involving allegations of narcotics distribution and child pornography, defendants typically face much higher fines and a longer term of imprisonment in a federal court than they would for an equivalent offense in a state court.

We are well versed in trying cases in federal court and in developing an intelligent defense strategy to achieve the best possible outcome. Having served on both sides of the bar, we have a unique understanding of how high the stakes are and how to interact with prosecutors, judges, and jurors to a client’s position.

You can count on us to thoroughly investigate the allegations against you and gather evidence on your behalf.

Federal Courthouse in Dallas

Common Federal Charges:


This charge involves interference with commerce using violence or threats, including extortion and robbery, and other crimes, such as money laundering (18 U.S. Code §1951-1960).


You may be charged with conspiracy if federal authorities gain evidence that you and at least one other person planned and took at least one overt act toward completing a specific federal crime. Many times the federal prosecutors allege that a person or persons conspired to defraud the United States Government under 18 U.S. Code § 371. If convicted of this type of conspiracy, you can be fined and imprisoned for up to five years.

However, conspiracies against the U.S. Government are only one type of conspiracy case that can be brought in federal court. Other conspiracies involve: agreements to violate federal drug laws under 21 U.S. Code § 841; agreements to commit money laundering under 18 U.S. Code § 1956 and 1957; or, conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud under18 U.S. Code § 1347 and 1349.

Federal Drug Crimes

Federal law 21 U.S. Code § 841-865 makes drug manufacturing, possessing, selling, and trafficking all illegal. In most situations, simple possession and sales are charged under state law. However, when a drug offense includes large quantities of controlled substances, trafficking allegations, or the drugs crossed state lines, then it is likely to be charged as a federal crime. Drug prosecutions in federal courts are particularly punitive in comparison to state courts.

Federal Gun Crimes

There are multiple federal firearm charges. Some of which are: Felon in possession of a firearm and/or Ammunition (18 U.S. Code § 922(g), Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person (18 U.S. Code § 922(g), and Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence or drug trafficking (18 U.S. Code § 924(c)).

Child Pornography and Explicit Material Offenses

Child pornography charges are prosecuted vigorously in federal courts under 18 U.S. Code § 2252 and 2252a.

Healthcare Fraud Allegations

Allegations that Medicaid, Medicare, or private insurers were cheated through false billings, or billings for goods or services without a medical necessity are frequently prosecuted in federal courts. In fact, most federal districts have prosecutors specifically assigned to handle such cases. These matters are typically handled under 18 U.S. Code § 1347.

Remember, all federal charges are aggressively pursued and convictions can result in harsh penalties, including lengthy prison sentences and costly fines. While any federal prosecution is a serious matter, drug cases are especially dangerous for persons targeted by the U.S. Government.

This means that if you or a loved one has been arrested for a federal drug crime it is critical to immediately arrange for proactive, sophisticated representation that will act to achieve the avoidance of unnecessary punishment and reach the best outcome possible.