Diaz Law Firm

Fort Worth Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

Award-Winning Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

Have you been accused, charged or arrested for a federal crime in Forth Worth, TX?

Hire a law firm trusted by countless clients to provide them with the best legal defense for federal charges. Manual Diaz Law Firm, PC has extensive jury trial experience with a documented and time-tested track record of getting clients results in federal criminal defense cases.

Put a team of aggressive attorneys in your corner and let us fight relentlessly for your rights, freedom and innocence.

We bring a “can do” attitude, passion for results, and decades of experience to the table. Call or message today and schedule a FREE initial consultation.

Federal Crimes in Fort Worth

The majority of criminal offenses are prosecuted at the state level, but those that violate federal law are often tried in federal court. Federal crimes are considered serious offenses, and are often aggressively pursued by federal prosecutors leveraging the extensive resources and power of the federal government to achieve a “win”. This is why it is so important to hire a competent and capable federal criminal defense lawyer with extensive knowledge and experience navigating federal laws and courts.

Top-Rated Federal Defense Law Firm in Fort Worth

Known for results-driven representation, a demonstrated track record of earning clients successful outcomes in and out of court, and impressive client services, Manual Diaz Law Firm, PC ranks among the best criminal defense law firms in Texas.

We’ve successfully represented thousands of clients across the great state of Texas, providing access to high-quality legal representation that gets results.

We stand steadfastly committed to fighting for your rights and will be here for you during one of the most difficult times in your life.



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Extensive Trial Experience in Federal Court

Fort Worth federal criminal defense attorneys at Manual Diaz Law Firm, PC have represented thousands of clients, many of which have faced serious federal charges across Texas. We bring combined decades of experience to the table, utilizing proven and battle-tested legal strategies and tactics to position your case for success. We know the ins and outs of federal courts and the tactics federal prosecutors use against the accused, allowing us to take an aggressive approach to your defense.


Deep Understanding of Federal Law and Its Complexities

Our criminal defense lawyers have a deep understanding of the intricacies and complexities unique to federal law and procedure, as well as that related to investigation procedure by law enforcement, and prosecutorial tactics and strategy.

This depth of knowledge allows us to proactively stay one step ahead of the prosecution and ensuring your case is always in the best position to present and prove your innocence.

Winning Your Federal Criminal Case in Fort Worth

If you find yourself up against federal prosecutors, felony charges and a grand jury, you need a defense team as serious as the charges you face. Both state and federal felonies are charges with high stakes. Penalties range from restitution and fines to life in prison. They are also prosecuted with the full might of the US government and by federal attorneys eager to get a “win” for their record.

If you or a loved one find yourselves under investigation for an alleged violation of federal law, or have already been charged and arrested for a crime, you need a lawyer with the right experience and resources to effectively try your case in federal court.

Call or message today for a free initial consultation.

Federal Crime in Fort Worth and Across Texas

The federal government is a massive bureaucratic organized consisting of several branches, some of which is comprised of agencies and departments

A criminal offense is considered to be “federal” if it involves an act (or acts) that are defined as illegal under federal legislation. Due to “Dual Sovereignty Doctrine”, federal crimes may be prosecuted by either a federal agency or by the state of Texas.

Federal Agencies Granted with Powers to Investigate Crime

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

Examples of Common Federal Crimes

  • Murder
  • Anti-trust
  • Drug trafficking, dealing, manufacturing or distribution
  • Animal cruelty
  • Wire fraud
  • Securities fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Tax evasion
  • Bank crimes
  • Kidnapping
  • Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) violations
  • Credit card fraud
  • Damage to a public mailbox
  • Identity theft
  • Bribery
  • Computer crimes
  • Embezzlement
  • Child pornography
  • Conspiracy
  • Carjacking
  • And more…

Sentencing Guidelines and Penalties for Federal Crimes

Federal Sentencing Guidelines “guide” federal prosecutors and judges with regards to penalties sought and sentencing imposed. These guidelines are not legal mandates and federal judges are under no obligation to strictly adhere to them. This means that penalties for those found guilty can range both above and below those prescribed in the sentencing guidelines.

Because the guidelines are not set in stone, the right defense and strategy can result in reduced sentencing or a favorable plea deal for clients that is well below the recommended sentencing.

Penalties for Federal Crimes May Include

  • Fines: Fines are a common penalty imposed on those convicted of federal crimes. They often include court costs and other fees.
  • Probation: Probation is a form of supervised release, carrying with it unique stipulations and terms that must be adhered to. Given that federal crimes can carry stiff prison sentences, probation is often an ideal outcome.
  • Forfeiture and Seizure: Under civil forfeiture laws, federal prosecutors may seek to seize property or assets that are connected, involved in or gained as a result of the criminal activity.
  • Restitution: In cases where an individual or individuals have been financially impacted by the crime(s) in question, restitution may be ordered to pay back or financially restore those affected.
  • Statutory Penalties: Those convicted may face additional “statutory” penalties. For example, a conviction of healthcare fraud may also bar that individual from receiving Medicaid or Medicare.
  • Prison: Most federal crimes have penalties that include the potential for imprisonment. Sentences for federal crimes can range from months to life in prison depending on the crime, prosecution and judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyers with a Track Record of Success

We have a track record of providing top-tier legal representation for clients in Fort Worth and all across the great state of Texas. From white-collar corporate clients to individuals accused of federal crimes, we stand prepared to fight relentlessly for your innocence and a favorable outcome in court.

Don’t get bulled by aggressive and overzealous federal prosecutors looking for an easy “win”. Our firm is home to some of the finest criminal defense lawyers in Texas, eager to step up to the plate and fight for you day in and day out.

Our time-tested strategies have helped countless clients win federal jury trials, get charged dropped or dismissed, and obtain favorable plea deals.

Call or message today and get connected with a defense attorney who cares about you like family. We stand committed to providing you with the representation, service, and respect you deserve.

Time is NOT on Your Side: Get help sooner and position your case for a “win”

Federal cases are meticulously built over months to years, giving prosecutors a major head start and edge against unsuspecting individuals who have no idea that they are under investigation. Add to this the extensive resources of the government and you have one tough opponent.

Hire a law firm equally as tough and familiar with the challenges of trying a federal case in Fort Worth courts.

By contacting Manual Diaz Law Firm, PC sooner rather than later, we can often take advantage of opportunities to prevent charges from being filed, have them reduced, or get them kicked down to a lower state court.

Hiring a defense team as soon as possible results in more time to gather evidence and prepare your case to come out with an aggressive strategy from the start.

Types of Criminal Defense at Diaz Law Firm

Fort Worth Traffic Tickets and Violations

Drunk Driving, DUIs, and DWIs in Texas

Fort Worth Traffic Tickets and Violations

Tickets are some of the most common cases. In fact, if you receive a ticket, you may not think twice about it. However, tickets shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Many violations result in “points” on your drivers’ license. For each point, you have to pay an annual fine. These points can take years to fall off your record.

After receiving a ticket, you have two options: Pay the ticket or show up in court (the court date is specified on your ticket). If you do neither, you face additional, more serious charges.

Paying a ticket is considered an immediate admission of guilt.

Our attorneys can help you fight your ticket or advocate for lighter penalties. With the help of a criminal defense lawyer, you can minimize fees, exclude a ticket from your driving record, or even have your case dismissed.

Drunk Driving, DUIs, and DWIs in Texas

Drunk Driving, DUIs, and DWIs in Texas

Call us immediately if you’re facing DUI or DWI charges. Fort Worth regulations state that drivers must request a hearing within 15 days of their DUI to fight for their license.

If you’ve already waited longer than 15 days, you should still call an experienced Fort Worth criminal defense attorney. You might lose your license, but could still avoid high fines, jail time, and other impactful consequences.

A DUI or DWI in Fort Worth can result in a prison sentence (even if it’s your first offense). Even if you’re not facing jail time, you may be required to surrender your license or pay thousands in fines. Additionally, a DUI or DWI can limit your future employment opportunities.

At Diaz Law Firm, we understand the complexities of Texas driving laws. We’ve helped many clients reach a satisfactory verdict. We’ve also seen many cases dismissed without charges. We will listen to the details of your case to understand your specific circumstances. Then, we’ll plan a strategy for defending your rights and protecting your freedom.

Domestic Violence or Abuse

Sexual Assault, Public Indecency, & Other Sexual Offenses

Domestic Violence or Abuse

Unfortunately, domestic violence charges can seriously impact your life. At their worst, these charges can result in loss of child custody, jail time, and felony on your record, among other consequences.

At Diaz Law Firm, we understand that family matters are complex. Sometimes, domestic abuse accusations are attempts to gain child custody or take revenge for an offense. Other times, they’re caused by misunderstandings or emotional outbursts. These actions don’t always merit jail time or a felony record. However, these charges can be difficult to fight.

Our team of criminal defense lawyers is experienced in family violence charges. We understand the ways Fort Worth courts tend to approach domestic abuse cases. As a result, we hold a number of successful strategies for defending your rights. Our attorneys will help you present the truth of your situation regardless of the opposition’s claims.

We also grasp the emotional difficulties of defending yourself against accusations from a loved one. We’ll treat your case with sensitivity, empathy, and professionalism. We’ll stand by you step by step, day by day, until your case is resolved.

Sexual Assault, Public Indecency, & Other Sexual Offenses

If you’ve been accused of sexual crimes, contact a Texas criminal defense lawyer immediately. These charges can carry lifelong consequences. Jail time, sexual offender registration, and a felony record are all possible outcomes of a conviction on sexual charges.

When discussing your case, our criminal defense lawyers always work with professionalism. We understand investigations can feel embarrassing or violating. At our Texas law firm, our goal is to support you in retelling your experience of the circumstances accurately in order to reach a satisfactory solution.

Our firm understands that sexual charges are complex. We work with each client to truly understand their situation. Accusations can arise out of misunderstandings, mistakes, or different experiences of the same set of circumstances. For example, you may not be aware that your partner felt pressured or coerced into a sexual situation. Other times, sexual offenses arise because you were unaware of specific Texas laws (such as incest or public indecency). We’ll listen to your side of the story and help you fight for a satisfactory outcome.

Sexual offenses in Fort Worth, Texas can include:

  • Offering or receiving payment for sexual services
  • Engaging in sexual conduct in a public place
  • Pressuring another individual to engage in sexual activities
  • Engaging in sexual conduct with a minor

Not all sexual cases result in convictions. Some cases are successful in proving a client’s innocence. Other cases are simply dismissed, resulting in no conviction and no criminal record. Our attorneys will explain the best strategy for your particular situation.

When you’re facing sexual offense charges, you need an attorney with skill and discretion. Contact our office to find out how our experienced Texas criminal defense lawyers can protect you.

Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking, & Other Drug Crimes


Various Felony Charges in Fort Worth Texas

Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking, & Other Drug Crimes

Drug crimes can range from simple to complex, but most carry significant charges. In Texas, even a misdemeanor drug conviction can result in several months in prison and several thousand in fines. More serious charges carry up to hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and life sentences in prison.

It’s important to contact a lawyer immediately after a drug charge. With the help of an attorney, you may be able to reduce or avoid jail time, fines, and a criminal record. If you want to protect your freedom and your future, call our office today.

Various Felony Charges in Fort Worth Texas

Many of the crimes mentioned above can result in a felony. A range of other criminal charges can result in felony jail time and a criminal record.

Felonies are serious, life-changing convictions. A felony can affect many areas, including your:

  • Child custody
  • Employment
  • Admission to graduate schools
  • Right to own a firearm
  • Right to vote
  • Right to run for public office

In Texas, some of these rights can be contested in court or restored to you after a period of time. However, it’s important to take a felony charge seriously from the beginning. Some felony penalties include several years or decades in prison and thousands of dollars in fines.

It’s vital to start preparing your defense as soon as possible. Contact our office today to talk with a skilled Fort Worth attorney about the right strategy for protecting your rights.


Texas 3G Crimes

Texas 3G Crimes

3G offenses are some of the most serious criminal charges. If you or someone you love has been accused of a 3G crime, reach out to a Fort Worth criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

If you are convicted of a 3G offense, you face mandatory jail time. You will not be allowed parole until you have served at least half of your sentence. With a 3G charge, it’s especially important to have the right lawyer by your side.

In some cases, innocent individuals are falsely accused of 3G crimes. These cases mandate an aggressive approach. Our attorneys are skilled in exposing the truth in these situations.

Not sure whether your case qualifies as a 3G offense? Call our office. We’ll gladly answer your questions and help you determine the best next steps.

Federal Criminal Defense Attorney in Texas – our service areas

We proudly serve the greater communities of Dallas, Fort Worth, and San Antonio

Free Consultation with a Leading Federal Criminal Lawyer

Hire a federal criminal defense attorney with the grit and determination needed to pursue your innocence and win you a favorable outcome. Our trial lawyers are experienced navigating the Fort Worth criminal justice system and eager to provide you with exceptional legal defense and representation you can trust.

Put our years of experience and demonstrated track record of results to work for you. Call or message today for a free initial consultation.



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