A Former Prosecutor And Criminal Law Expert

Charged With Federal Crimes?

Federal crimes consist of those offenses which violate United States federal law, cross interstate lines or are committed on federal property. Hundreds of crimes may be charged and prosecuted as federal crimes. They may be investigated by such federal agencies as the FBI, DEA, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), the IRS, Secret Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Border Patrol, and others.

Federal Courts Are Different

Being charged with or investigated for a federal crime is a very serious legal matter. The federal government and its investigating agencies can bring immense and virtually unlimited resources to bear against an individual. Federal courts typically operate at a very accelerated pace, often placing great demands on the organizational capacity of defense counsel. Addressing a federal offense requires hiring an attorney with experience in the unique challenges of the federal arena and a person capable of preparing and presenting complex and sophisticated defenses. Areas of federal prosecution and/or investigation in which the Downey Law Firm has represented individual and corporate clients include:

  • Medicare Fraud
  • Mail/Wire Fraud
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Money Laundering
  • Conspiracy
  • Weapons/Firearm Offenses
  • Obstruction
  • Human Trafficking
  • False Statements to Federal Officers
  • Immigration/Passport Fraud
  • Narcotics Trafficking
  • Weapons Trafficking
  • Child Pornography/SORNA Violations

Protect Yourself From Federal Charges

Federal charges are typically the result of long and detailed investigations conducted by agents working alongside federal prosecutors. They are complex and typically require the review of hundreds or even thousands of documents. A client facing a federal allegation should hire an attorney who has worked extensively in federal court and who has experience handling complex federal criminal allegations. As a Texas criminal defense attorney, Mr. Downey has practiced in federal court since 1998. Our firm has defended corporations and individuals in federal investigations and in federal offenses. We have defended employees of multinational corporations on allegations of conspiracy, obstruction, violations of MARPOL, violations of environmental offenses, mail/wire fraud, money laundering and myriad other offenses.

Contact Us Today!

Our attorney has been recognized for our legal ability and experience. When it comes to federal criminal defense, you should consider nothing less. Request a consultation at our Houston office today to get a defense plan in place as soon as possible. Call our Houston office at 713-651-0400 or email us to schedule an appointment.