Federal Crimes Attorney
David M. Dudley has been defending major criminal cases for more than 25 years. As a federal crimes attorney, he is admitted to the United States Supreme Court and seven federal circuit courts of appeal. He has also been admitted to practice in 44 federal district courts and 48 different state and county courts nationwide.
Mr. Dudley purposely decided not to practice in a large corporate firm, preferring to be able to devote his time and energy more fully to his individual clients. He is the only Harvard Law School graduate in the nation who has dedicated his practice to the defense of individuals that have been accused of serious crimes in federal and state courts across the country.
The court system in the United States divides cases into two primary types of crimes: federal and state. Federal criminal law is a specialized area of the criminal justice system; for your defense you should hire a lawyer who has a proven record of success in this specialized area.
Federal crimes are those crimes defined by federal laws. Those crimes not defined under this classification are tried in state courts. In general, there are three reasons a court case is tried in federal court:
- The crime allegedly violates a federal law (rather than a state law)
- The alleged crime occurred on federal property
- The alleged crime involves some interstate activity, thus transcending the law of a single state
Federal Crimes Defense
Mr. Dudley represents both state and federal defendants. The areas in which he practices include:
- White collar crimes
- Drug trafficking crimes
- Federal drug crimes
- Defense of murder and attempted murder
- Defense of robbery and kidnapping
- Defense against firearms allegations
- Sex crimes defense
- DUI defense
- Clients being criminally investigated
- Three-strikes and career offender cases
- Appeals and other help after a conviction is rendered
- Cases involving more than one legislative jurisdiction
- International extradition cases
- Advising clients about federal regulations
- Prescription drug abuse
Federal Crime Code
The federal criminal code, which is contained primarily in Title 18 of the United States code, has more than 120 categories of crimes which are arranged according to subject matter. In border states such as Texas and California, many crimes fall into the following categories: violations of controlled substances, immigration law violations, mail or wire fraud, bank larceny or robbery, gun law violations, offenses against the U.S. postal system, child pornography, counterfeiting, and any crime occurring on federal property.
Other areas Mr. Dudley practices in include defense of violations against federal agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Federal Trade Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission.
If you have been charged with a federal crime, you need the services of a specialized and experienced federal crimes defense attorney. Mr. Dudley has practiced criminal law for more than 25 years. Mr. Dudley is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, seven federal circuit courts of appeal, and he has also been admitted to practice in 44 federal district courts. He has the expertise you need to fight criminal charges and the experience of defending hundreds of federal crimes cases. Call 1-800-941-5986 to schedule a consultation.