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Federal Criminal Defense

Pittsburgh Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer Federal Criminal Defense in Pennsylvania

The federal criminal justice system is different in many ways from the state criminal justice system. The proceedings and the rules are different, and — most important from the point of view of a federal criminal defendant — the potential sentences are often much more harsh.

If you have been indicted or charged with a federal crime, it is critically important to seek immediate legal advice — from an attorney with extensive federal criminal defense experience. Without early intervention from an aggressive and knowledgeable advocate, you may lose out on options to decrease the potential negative consequences of a conviction in the federal criminal system.

Downtown Pittsburgh: Farrell Weaver & Okun, Attorneys at Law

At the downtown Pittsburgh law firm of Farrell Weaver & Okun, Attorneys at Law, we focus our law practice almost exclusively on criminal defense. Our attorneys have extensive experience with federal criminal defense of crimes such as:

  • Drug crimes, including drug trafficking
  • Computer crimes, including possession or distribution of Internet child pornography
  • Wire fraud or interstate credit card fraud
Representation During Negotiations With Federal Prosecutors

Proceedings can move very quickly in federal criminal cases. Your defense lawyer should be on board as early as possible — before an arrest is made, whenever possible.

The time to consult a federal criminal defense attorney is as soon as you suspect that you are a subject or target of a federal criminal investigation.

Your attorney will serve as your spokesperson during any pre- or post-arrest negotiations with federal prosecutors, which is an extremely important stage of federal criminal proceedings. In the federal criminal system, a defendant may be penalized — e.g., given a longer prison sentence — if he or she refuses to cooperate with a federal investigation. Do not take matters into your own hands by attempting these negotiations on your own behalf. Consult experienced federal criminal defense lawyers who know the system and can make sure your rights are protected at every stage of the proceedings.

Free Initial Consultation at Farrell Weaver & Okun, Attorneys at Law

Farrell Weaver & Okun offers a free and confidential initial consultation to all new potential clients.

To schedule an appointment, call us at (412) 201-5159, or send an e-mail.

Our offices are in downtown Pittsburgh, one block from the Allegheny County Courthouse, near the First Avenue T stop. Ample parking lots are located in the area.

Client Reviews
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