Our Focus on Federal Criminal Defense

Criminal Lawyer Group recruits attorneys from the nation’s top-rated criminal practices around the country. Collectively, we comprise the nation’s largest most highly awarded and experienced criminal defense firm. The world’s major corporations, financial institutions, and corporate executives look to our attorneys for advice in regard to criminal litigation, government investigations, and compliance.

We have represent individuals and corporations from around the world in high-profile and high-stakes white collar criminal defense matters, government investigations, regulatory investigations, grand jury investigations, and internal investigations.

Our professional liability practice represents doctors, lawyers, accountants, bankers, investment advisers and all other professionals facing criminal investigations, disciplinary proceedings, and regulatory enforcement proceedings. Each of our attorneys has a deep understanding of their practice area and works closely with one another to provide our clients and their case with the specialized attention they deserve.

Our extensive experience with federal agencies like the FBI, SEC, DOJ and the U.S. Attorney’s Offices has given us clear insight into how these regulatory and enforcement agencies operate. This insight has allowed us to offer creative and sophisticated advice to our clients, which often makes a significant impact on the outcome of their case.

Path to Finding a Federal Defense Lawyer

The majority of criminal cases in the United States fall under state law. These cases are heard by a state court and defended by lawyers with experience and knowledge of the state court system. Crimes under federal law can, and often do, differ greatly from state charges.

Under the United States Code, there are over 200 federal crimes. These criminal offenses range from arson and robbery to economic espionage and genocide. A large number of federal offenses also fall under the broad category of crimes called white-collar crime. What all of these federal criminal charges have in common is the need for explicit and particular knowledge of the offense to build a successful defense. Many lawyers focus on New York, Connecticut, Wyoming, or California don’t handle federal criminal charges or lack this necessary knowledge. Where does that leave someone facing charges for a federal crime?

You need a lawyer that focuses on federal criminal defense. There are law firms with extensive experience handling criminal matters in federal court. These firms are staffed by lawyers already admitted to the necessary federal courts and ready to provide the best possible defense. These are law firms that understand federal procedure and the preferences of district court and circuit court of appeals judges. These are law firms that can provide the best federal criminal defense. Criminal Lawyer Group fits all of these qualifications and more.

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Insight Into Who We Are

Criminal Lawyer Group started in New York City. Founder of the law firm, Ryan Blanch, made an immediate investment in hiring the top legal talent in New York City. Our team graduated from the nation’s top law schools and previously worked for some of the United States’ toughest prosecutors’ offices. Criminal Lawyer Group became known for smart, creative, and dedicated criminal defense in New York.

Our team of dedicated criminal defense lawyers also built a reputation for criminal defense that was committed to every client and concerned with the outcome of every case. It’s a reputation we’ve carried across the country, as our federal defense practice expanded. Even though today Criminal Lawyer Group covers 50 states and all United States federal district courts, our legal team works hard to maintain an emphasis on communication and explanation that truly benefits our clients.

Understanding Your Federal Defense

Why is Criminal Defense Important?
Conviction of a federal crime has serious repercussions. You may face imprisonment, a substantial criminal fine, administrative punishments, loss of professional licensure, and much more. Your defense is the only opportunity to combat these negative ramifications and seek a dismissal or reduction of the charges.

Plus, criminal defense is essential for protecting your Constitutional rights. Whether or not you decide to work with a private defense lawyer, you are entitled to legal counsel in your defense and specific due process requirements. A federal defense lawyer ensures these due process rights are upheld for the duration of your trial.

Why Should I Hire a Defense Lawyer?
Federal criminal cases are substantively and procedurally complex. Unless you have extensive expertise in both of these aspects of the law, it is difficult to form a successful defense strategy. A federal defense lawyer will consider substantive and procedural arguments to dismiss the federal charges, diligently collect evidence and information on your case, craft a complete strategy to argue before the court, and ensure your case complies with all federal procedures.

Why Should I Hire a Lawyer with Federal Defense Experience?
Hiring a lawyer with federal experience is necessary under the rules of procedure for the federal courts. Not all lawyers are allowed to appear in federal court. Only attorneys admitted to the district or circuit court hearing your case can represent you in those matters.

However, hiring a lawyer from Criminal Lawyer Group with federal defense experience is equally important for the quality of your defense. Irrespective of the crime, you deserve a strong defense and opportunity to fully argue your case in federal court.

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Our Areas of Practice

Criminal Lawyer Group takes cases in all areas of federal criminal law, including white-collar crime and terrorism. In many of these practice areas, we have experience representing high profile clients and accepting complex cases.

Bank Fraud & Embezzlement

The federal government regulates bank fraud and embezzlement against the federal government. This includes actions by federal contractors, federal employees, and banks holding federal funds. There must be a nexus between the bank fraud or embezzlement for a federal prosecutor to successfully pursue the case.

Tax Evasion & Fraud

The intentional evasion or fraud of taxes owed to the federal government is a serious federal offense. In every federal jurisdiction tax evasion and fraud is subject to a term of imprisonment and hefty criminal fine.

Identity Theft & Fraud

Identity theft was a made a federal offense in 1998 to combat the rising level of theft involving Social Security Numbers, credit cards, driver’s license information, and other bank account information. Today, charges for identity theft and fraud are primarily used to target the use of computers and computer networks to commit the theft and subsequent misuse of personal data.

Corporate Fraud

Federal investigators focus intensely on suspected corporate fraud because there is a clear connection between these crimes and impact on the economy and corporate well-being. For this reason accusations of corporate fraud should be addressed swiftly and strategically through capable legal counsel.

Organized Crime & RICO

These federal criminal statutes were originally passed to target the Mafia, but are not applied to several types of complex criminal organizations, including drug cartels, gangs, and even legal organizations engaged in specific illegal activity. Still a priority for federal investigators, charges under the RICO statute are substantially serious for any individual involved in a large-scale enterprise.

Other White-Collar Crime

White-collar crime covers a broad range of unlawful activities involving business and financial schemes. The connection between these crimes including, intellectual property theft, money laundering, wire fraud, securities fraud, and phishing schemes, is the driving incentive behind the illegal activity is a financial incentive.

Espionage

The federal government has a vested interest in keeping classified and security-sensitive documents from public disclosure. The unlawful release or proliferation of classified documents falls under the federal criminal laws on espionage, and is the most common application of this federal crime today.

Trafficking of Firearms & Narcotics

The federal government has jurisdiction over the unlawful movement of any goods through interstate commerce or internationally. In particular, federal investigators are focused on the illegal trafficking of firearms and narcotics into the United States.

Cyber Crimes

Advancements in technology have increased the potential for cyber crimes, including frauds and thefts, through the use of computers, computer networks, and computer systems. Cyber crimes also cover the various offenses involving acts of terrorism, phishing scams, and information warfare perpetuated over the Internet.

Hire a Firm with Extensive Capabilities

At Criminal Lawyer Group, we see our size as a strategic and important asset to your federal criminal defense. Due to a nationwide presence, we can do more than just offer a single strategy or viewpoint on your case. Rather, we can tap into a plethora of shared knowledge and information that is inaccessible to other law firms.

Whether your case is complex or a new question before the federal court, our team will have someone experienced in that area of law. Through a team approach to federal criminal defense, Criminal Lawyer Group taps into this experience, no matter where you or your case are located. Essentially, you receive access to several of the United States’ top federal defense lawyers, without losing your point of contact and connection with a specific defense attorney.
Want to learn more about our nationwide network of federal defense lawyers? Contact us today.

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Hire a Firm with Local Knowledge and National Reach

Criminal Lawyer Group continues to expand and add new, highly capable lawyers to our team, but our focus on federal defense always accounts for individual clients. It’s a local approach to criminal defense that is ignored or forgotten by other national law firms.

We remain steadfastly committed to regular communication and careful explanation of any accusations against you. Our team is trained to be effective and efficient in every action, but never sacrifice the quality of your defense for any reason. We are familiar with the federal district courts and available to meet in-person, when needed.

These qualities continue to highlight our commitment to a local law firm mentality, even as we handle complex and high profile federal cases. This client-oriented approach to federal criminal defense leads to improved outcomes for our clients and better legal services along the way. As you face the challenges of a federal criminal case, we know our local mentality will make a difference in your defense.