About Whalen Law Office
If you are facing federal or state criminal charges, or a loved one is facing such charges, your freedom and future are at stake. It is essential that you have a highly experienced, knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who can defend you against a criminal justice system that has virtually unlimited resources. Criminal defense attorneys James P. Whalen and Ryne T. Sandel have a clear vision of what you and your family members are going through and know how to give you the best chance at a future that does not include a criminal conviction and all that entails.
Whalen Law Office is based in Frisco, taking on federal and state criminal cases and arguing appellate cases. Our firm is discreet, empathetic, experienced, and non-judgmental. We uphold the highest level of professionalism and integrity for every client, representing individual and corporate clients in every stage of criminal proceedings. When you choose Whalen Law Office, you will receive a comprehensive consultation. During that initial consultation, we will really listen to you as you describe your current situation. We will then comprehensively review your charges and the evidence against you, providing your likely options and clearly explaining the criminal justice process.
We will first examine the facts surrounding your arrest to determine whether mistakes were made or violated your Constitutional rights. Perhaps you were not properly Mirandized or asked for an attorney and were denied this right. Evidence against you may have been improperly or illegally collected. If this is the case, we will work to have the evidence excluded, with the goal of having your charges dropped entirely. If this is not possible—and when it clearly benefits you—we will work to secure a plea deal that will lessen the charges and potential penalties against you. If that is not possible, and a conviction is inevitable, we will persuasively argue for reduced penalties.
Many criminal defense attorneys are not equipped to defend against federal charges. Yet, many times—particularly for drug and white-collar crimes—you could be charged federally rather than by the state. It is essential that your criminal defense attorney is able to defend federal charges in the same way they defend state charges. Charges in federal court are entirely different—you are facing inflexible rules of procedure, more complex charges, and more severe penalties. If you are in federal prison, facing federal sentencing, or need help with post-conviction relief for a federal crime, the Whalen Law Office can help you.
Sometimes it can be difficult to determine whether you need a large firm’s extra resources or a small firm’s more personal touch. When you choose Whalen Law Office, you are effectively getting both. We have the resources and connections necessary to provide the very best defense on your behalf, yet we are small enough to remain personal. We know all our clients by name, and we answer your phone calls and emails in a timely manner. You will always receive smart, aggressive representation from a law firm that will stand solidly behind you from the beginning of your case to the end, and even to the appellate court, when necessary.
When you are facing criminal charges, your entire life can hinge on the verdict reached by the jury and on the decisions made by the judge. You need an attorney who can object to those decisions when necessary, preserving the issues for appeal while also being 100 percent focused on achieving the best outcome possible for your trial. Attorneys Whalen and Sandel are passionate about the rights of those they defend, with a deep understanding of what it takes to fight in both federal and Texas courts.