Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer – Practice Areas
Whalen Law Office is admitted to serve in each federal district in Texas and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. His criminal defense law firm brings the wide range of experience and resources of a large office, while offering the sincerity and detail of a smaller firm.
Many of Mr. Whalen’s clients are prominent members of their communities and others are simply hardworking individuals seeking to make honest livings for their family. The Whalen Law Office is committed to each and every client we represent.
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The federal government has unique jurisdiction for some drug offenses. Depending on the type and amount of drugs, a federal conviction could result in between five years and life imprisonment and large amounts of fine and restitution. If federal investigators have charged you with drug trafficking or conspiracy, call Mr. Whalen for the legal representation you need when facing sentencing or prison, including plea negotiations, federal sentencing, appeals and more.
White collar crimes are generally considered any crime that results in someone seeking illegal gain. The federal government implicates many people in fraud and white collar crimes, often with little evidence. Whalen Law Office initiates its own investigation to help our clients in cases relating to fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion, counterfeiting, perjury, forgery and conspiracy. Mr. Whalen gives his clients the laymen’s version of what the federal charges mean and how his firm can best serve you.
A firearms and weapons charge can carry hefty federal prison time, particularly if the charge is related to some other violent offense. Some charges stem from a person carrying a weapon years after a felony conviction, which dismantles one’s Second Amendment right to bear arms. In any case, Mr. Whalen will examine whether the federal government followed protocol in bringing the charge in the first place. Mr. Whalen will then work to build the best possible case in favor of his client.
Child pornography charges are a serious federal offense. The conviction of the possession, receipt, copying or distribution of child pornography can result in years in a federal prison and lifelong registration as a sex offender. Let Whalen Law Office help you today. It is absolutely crucial that a lawyer with extensive federal experience represent the suspect of a child pornography case. It may be that information that led to an arrest or conviction was illegally obtained, or there may be other strong lines of defense to pursue.
If you have been convicted of a crime at trial in federal court, you may wish to appeal your case. Mr. Whalen represents clients seeking to ask a higher court to review certain aspects of the case for legal error. He knows how to examine every necessary court document in a timely manner to determine what errors were made in the initial process. Appeals are one of many Post Conviction Relief options offered by Whalen Law Office.
Search and Seizure Issues
Search and seizure matters may be among the most common issues an experienced federal criminal defense attorney deals with. These cases involve intricate attention to detail and mastery of the law. Do not go through a search and seizure matter alone or without an attorney who knows what to look for in the evidence.
Grand Jury Proceedings
Whether you have been subpoenaed to appear before a federal Grand Jury as a witness or a business representative, or even if you have received a target letter, call Mr. Whalen today. There are specific regulations that must be followed and it is crucial you have a criminal defense lawyer who is able to uncover the exact purpose of the subpoena. It may be that Mr. Whalen can find something in the subpoena that renders it void.
Post Conviction Relief
It is possible to obtain relief after conviction of a federal offense and sometimes even after the direct appeal process has been exhausted. Mr. Whalen will work with his clients and their families to safeguard any substantial evidence that makes relief likely.
Supervised Release Violations
The best case scenario is for someone who serves federal prison time to avoid violating any supervised release conditions. However, accidents do happen and mistakes will be made. Mr. Whalen will review the terms of an alleged violation to determine the next route to keeping his client out of prison on probation or supervised release.
Initial Appearance and Detention
Mr. Whalen and his staff believe in standing by their clients every step of the legal process. We will be there for every necessary appearance and work to minimize the times in which our clients appear before a judge. Any detention will be heavily scrutinized by Whalen Law Office to determine its justification.
If you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges in Texas, contact us as soon as possible. Mr. Whalen defends clients facing all manner of criminal charges ranging from DWI to possessing or selling drugs to assault crimes. White collar crimes such as fraud and embezzlement may also be prosecuted at the state level. You will find no better representation from a Texas criminal defense lawyer than at Whalen Law Office. While state resources are limited, Mr. Whalen has a large team of experts he may call on to assist in every aspect of your case.
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