San Diego Federal Crimes Attorney
Supervising Attorney Daniel Smith started his career as a Federal Defender in the early 90's. Federal criminal defense is entirely different than state crimes and it is important to hire an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer if you are charged with any federal crime. While the most common may be the importation of a controlled substance 21 U.S.C. § 952 and § 960 at the Tijuana, San Ysidro and Otay Mesa Borders, much can be done to avoid the 10 year mandatory minimum sentence. Mail fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to distribute and all the federal offenses greatly depend on the lawyers knowledge of the system, magistrate judges, district court judges and the AUSA or Assistant United States Attorney assigned to the case. Plea agreements are common, however, the documents in support and the approach that each judge appreciates makes all the difference. Winning trial attorneys can sometimes leverage reputation for a good result. The “not guilty” result in Dan Smith and Jon Pettis’ last federal jury trial is believed to be the 3rd before the chief judge in over ten years. Experience and reputation matter. Call us today.