Federal Law

Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer, Irvine and Orange County, California

There are very important differences between being charged with a federal crime as opposed to a criminal charge filed in California state court. Not only are the investigations conducted differently, the rules of evidence are also different and the penalties are often harsher than those imposed by state courts. At the Law Office of David E. Swanson, we are experienced at defending clients accused of federal crimes.

Defense of federal crimes demands careful attention to detail and extensive knowledge federal criminal law and procedure. Attorney David E. Swanson has tremendous knowledge and experience dealing with federal statutes and handling trials in federal court. If you are being investigated for or have been charged with a federal crime, to schedule an appointment to discuss your legal needs with us.

Fraud as a Federal Crime

A common federal crime here in Southern California is fraud, which is considered a specific type of . The defends people charged with all types of federal crimes, including:

  • such as embezzlement and forgery
  • Fraud
  • RICO Act violations (racketeering)
  • Conspiracy

Our office routinely deals with the different federal agencies who conduct investigations that lead to charges of a federal crime. We know how to challenge evidence collected the federal rules and we are adept when it comes to negotiating with federal prosecutors for a reduction or dismissal of federal crimes.

Sentencing for Federal Crimes

The federal sentencing guidelines are also stricter, and often stipulate mandatory minimum prison terms for many federal crimes from drug offenses to white collar and other non-violent charges. We will strenuously argue to the judge for leniency, the absolute minimum or probation instead of time in a correctional facility.

Contact a Federal Litigation Attorney Today

Do not trust your freedom and your future to just any criminal defense attorney. If you want an experienced, confident attorney who will stand up for your rights, to schedule an appointment. Our office also welcomes your direct phone calls. Please dial 949-477-3030 to speak with one of our experienced lawyers today.