Defense in Federal Cases

Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer in Sacramento

Defense Strategies in California Federal Court

There are a number of federal agencies that conduct criminal investigations that ultimately lead to an indictment on charges in federal grand jury proceedings. The IRS, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the FTC, the SEC, the Federal Reserve Bank, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the FDA, and the Department of Defense are all involved in criminal or regulatory enforcement actions.

In addition to charges investigated by federal agencies, you could be tried in federal court for crimes investigated by state law enforcement, particularly in fraud and drug trafficking cases or when activities cross state lines (such as internet prescription fraud and internet based crimes).

Federal cases are different from state cases and require different levels of experience and a different skill set. Typically, federal sentences are much higher and there is less room to negotiate pleas as compared to the state criminal justice system. For this reason, it is especially important to trust your future to someone with federal criminal experience – like a former federal prosecutor. Don’t accept less. Don’t trust your freedom to someone who says they can handle federal cases; find someone who has that experience.

Experience Counts in Complex Cases

The stakes are very high in federal court. That’s why you need someone with federal criminal court experience—like a former federal prosecutor. Patrick Hanly has that experience and a proven track record. Don’t settle for less. Contact the Law offices of Patrick K. Hanly.

Defense attorney Patrick Hanly represents people dealing with an ongoing investigation by federal authorities, those facing criminal charge in federal court, and those seeking to appeal an adverse decision in federal court throughout California.

With more than 16 years of federal criminal trial experience and over 60 federal felony jury trials to his credit, Mr. Hanly can help you navigate the complex world of federal criminal court. He will assist you to understand the charges facing you, the potential consequences, and your potential defenses.

A former federal prosecutor himself, Mr. Hanly understands federal court and the prosecution team. He knows what it takes to win a case on both sides. He also knows when to negotiate with the authorities, how to appeal to them to persuade them to drop their investigation or case or reduce the charges. It all comes down to experience and Patrick Hanly has the experience to help you. Mr. Hanly defends people on any charge brought in federal court, including:

Contact by email or call to schedule a consultation: 916-773-2211.