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Federal Criminal Defense

Sophisticated Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys

Fitzpatrick Hagood Smith & Uhl LLP, in Dallas, Texas, is widely respected for effectively managing federal criminal matters. Our attorneys have handled hundreds of federal criminal trials for individuals and corporations in Texas and throughout the United States. Several of the lawyers at our firm formerly held supervisory positions as federal prosecutors. We understand how the government prepares cases, and we have the skill and experience to effectively represent our clients' interests.

Federal Criminal Investigation

Federal criminal investigations can be significantly different from state criminal investigations. In state investigations, a suspect is often arrested before the case has been thoroughly investigated. There are also often significant differences between state and federal offences in the use of the Grand Jury. When federal prosecutors brings charges, they have often already thoroughly investigated the matter. Agencies involved in federal criminal investigation include:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Criminal Division of the IRS (CID)
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)
  • United States Postal Service (Postal Inspector)
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • United States Marshals Service
  • United States Secret Service
  • Office of Inspector General – Various Agencies

Criminal investigations do not need to be initiated by a federal agency to be handled by a federal court. Often state investigations involving weapons violations, drug crimes, computer crimes, and white collar crimes such as mortgage fraud, healthcare fraud, tax fraud, conspiracy, banking fraud, securities fraud, bankruptcy fraud, and environmental crimes, end up in the federal courts.

Fitzpatrick Hagood Smith & Uhl LLP is prepared to fairly and aggressively challenge the government at every stage of a criminal prosecution. We regularly represent clients before federal grand juries, at trial, and any necessary appeals. Our attorneys recognize that our clients' reputation, freedom, and in some cases their lives are at risk. We spend countless hours analyzing the facts, interviewing, and preparing witnesses. We use experienced, credible investigators, experts, and specialists for support. We painstakingly review the law. At trial, the goal is simple: to win.

Contact our Texas Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys

Contact the attorneys at Fitzpatrick Hagood Smith & Uhl LLP regarding any federal criminal matter. Our attorneys represent clients in the state of Texas as well as nationally. We can be reached by phone at (214.504.1133, by e-mail, or by filling out the intake form on our Contact Us page.

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