Firm Overview

Firm Overview
Patrick K. Hanly cross examining a witness during a criminal trial. November 2012.

A Sacramento Criminal Defense Law Firm

Serving Clients throughout California in State and Federal Criminal Courts

A criminal prosecution is like a chess game. The government uses many different techniques and strategies in investigating and prosecuting criminal charges. Knowing these strategies—and how to counter them—is critical to the defense of your case. Make the wrong move at the wrong time, and your case is lost. Only through experience can you know what to do and when.

Since receiving his law degree from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1986, Sacramento criminal defense attorney Patrick K. Hanly has focused his practice on criminal law. He spent 15 years as a federal prosecutor in the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California, where he tried more than 60 cases and handled hundreds of appeals.

Knowing how the prosecutor thinks gives you the opportunity to develop an effective defense designed to counter the government's strategy. This puts you in the best possible position to defend your case.

Every prosecutor and every government agency is different. These differences affect the way your case will be handled. Drawing upon his extensive experience as a prosecutor, Mr. Hanly will construct a defense that uses these subtle differences to your advantage.

He thoroughly understands the appellate process and accepts criminal appeals cases on behalf of clients across the state.

Mr Hanly's practice focuses on criminal defense in state and federal court. He handles all types of cases including fraud and drug crimes. Mr. Hanly represents clients involving allegations of tax fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, computer crime, bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, health care fraud, SEC violations, drug trafficking, environmental criminal defense, Defense Criminal Elder Abuse Charges and public corruption to name just a few.

Experience Counts

It is your life and your future. Work with a defense lawyer you trust; someone with the experience to give you the best defense possible in your case.

Contact California criminal law attorney Patrick K. Hanly today to discuss your legal needs.