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Top-Rated Federal Defense Firm in Dallas

Facing federal charges can be terrifying, especially if you aren’t entirely sure of the crime you’re being charged with or what you’re up against.

Uncertainty, and the thought of fighting against the extensive resources of the federal government, is a daunting prospect for anyone. But you don’t have to face this difficult time in your life alone. At Manual Diaz Law Firm, PC, we provide aggressive, results oriented representation from an award-winning team of federal criminal defense lawyers.

To help you understand the charges you’re facing and build a solid defense strategy, you need a skilled team of attorneys with a deep understanding of federal charges. We have the experience, a track record of proven results, and a commitment to providing each and every one of our clients the best defense in their federal cases.

If you or a loved one are under federal investigation or have already had charges filed against you, reach out today for a free initial consultation. Our friendly receptionists are standing by and ready to help connect you with a federal criminal lawyer who will treat you case as priority number one.

Targeted Defense Strategies in Your Federal Case

Federal and state felony charges often bring with them high stakes and potentially serious penalties. A guilty verdict can result in high fines you don’t know you’ll ever have the hope of paying, restitution, and lengthy prison sentences.

When it comes to the prosecution of federal cases in Dallas, the charges are often aggressively pursued by federal prosecutors who have the full backing of the federal government’s extensive resources. This means you don’t want to hire just any lawyer to defend you against these charges.

You need an attorney with the right experience and know-how to capably and vigorously defend you when it counts the most.

Why Choose Diaz Law Firm for Your Federal Defense

At Manual Diaz Law Firm, PC, we have years of experience representing our clients against a wide range of federal charges. Our local experience in Dallas provides us with unique insights into local practices and procedures, allowing us to better position your case for success.

Here are some reasons to choose us for your federal defense team in Dallas:

Experience You Can Rely On

Our team has successfully tried federal cases in courts all across the state of Texas, bringing our decades of experience, track record of results, aggressive defense strategies, and commitment to justice to every case we handle.

Aggressive, Professional Representation

When the chips are down, we don’t get discouraged. In fact, that just makes us work harder.

We don’t let bullying federal prosecutors or big-budget investigations scare us. Our team stands by your side, helping you get the results you deserve in your federal case. We stand toe-to-toe with the federal prosecution teams, not backing down until justice has been served.

Effective Legal Strategies

Let us put our decades of experience in the courtroom to work for you. We have a playbook full of proven, reliable defense strategies and tactics, and some out-of-the-box thinking, to help you get the best outcome in your case, giving you back your life. 

In some cases, our level of preparedness and skill causes the government to offer a reasonable, fair resolution pre-trial that’s worthy of your consideration. If this doesn’t happen, we’re prepared to take your case straight to trial, not stopping until we have done everything in our power to fight for your “not guilty” verdict.

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What Is Considered a “Federal Crime” in Dallas?

In the United States, a “federal” crime is one that involves an act deemed illegal under federal law. These crimes can be prosecuted at either the federal or state level, meaning you could be prosecuted by the state of Texas or by a federal agency if you are charged with a federal crime in Texas.

Some of the agencies with the powers to investigate federal crimes include:

  • Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
  • S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Secret Service
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
  • Homeland Security
  • FBI

Some examples of common federal crimes include:

  • Wire fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Carjacking
  • Murder
  • Drug trafficking, dealing, manufacturing, or distribution
  • Animal cruelty
  • Tax evasion
  • Kidnapping
  • Bank crimes
  • Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations act (RICO) violations
  • Damage to a public mailbox
  • Credit card fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Computer crimes
  • Child pornography
  • Bribery
  • Conspiracy

Sentencing Guidelines and Penalties for Federal Crimes

While the penalties if you’re convicted of a federal crime are laid out in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the judge does not have to hand down the maximum penalty.

In many cases, the right defense strategy can give you a reduced sentence in a plea deal.

Some of the penalties that are dependent on the specifics of the case include:

  • Imprisonment: Most federal crimes include penalties with the potential for federal imprisonment. If you are charged with multiple counts of multiple crimes, imprisonment can range from years to decades, all the way up to a life sentence.
  • Probation: As an alternative to a lengthy prison sentence, probation is an ideal outcome for many defendants.
  • Fines: You may be required to pay fines in your case, including court fees and other imposed penalties.
  • Restitution: This is meant to “make whole,” or pay back, those financially impacted by the crime.
  • Statutory penalties: You may face statutory penalties such as exclusion from Medicaid or Medicare, or other federal programs.
  • Forfeiture and seizure: The government may try to seize property or assets as part of the investigation in your case.

Start Your Defense Early in Your Federal Case

Data from the United States Department of Justice shows that more than 90 percent of federal cases end in a guilty plea. Only 2 percent of cases go to trial, and another 8 percent of cases are dismissed.

In many instances, federal cases involve months – even years – of investigation and evidence collection. This lengthy investigation and collection of evidence includes big budgets, with no expense being spared to gather dirt. Often, this investigation takes place before the alleged perpetrator is even informed they’re under suspicion of having committed a crime.

If you suspect you are under investigation for a federal crime, it’s essential that you consult with an attorney as soon as possible so you can begin working on your defense.

By contacting Manual Diaz Law Firm, PC early, we can better take advantage of opportunities that may result in us preventing charges being filed, getting those charges reduced, or your case being moved to a lower state court. Early intervention allows us more time to gather and prepare evidence that will work in your favor, giving you the best chance at a favorable outcome.

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Free Consultation with a Top Federal Criminal Lawyer in Dallas

If you or a family member have been charged with a federal crime, or you suspect you are the subject of a federal investigation, don’t hesitate to get experienced representation on your side.

The skilled team at Manual Diaz Law Firm, PC is ready to help you mount a solid defense helping you get the result you deserve. Call today to schedule your free consultation!

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