FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE
If a federal agency (DEA, FBI, ATF, IRS, etc.) has contacted you or arrested you, the time to call a lawyer is now. Every minute that goes
by puts you more at risk for serious consequences. Federal cases are not the same as other criminal cases, and you need a lawyer that
understands this. These cases move fast. By the time you understand how serious a federal charge is and what kind of lawyer you really
need to defend you in these cases, you could be on the eve of a trial.
Our firm understands the federal system. We are able to move as quickly as the federal prosecutors, insuring that you are never at a
disadvantage in a federal case. We understand the intricacies of the complex federal criminal procedure and the unique sentencing
system faced by federal defendants.
Perhaps what is most unique about our law firm is our experience in federal trials. Having tried federal cases involving drugs, guns,
robbery, white collar fraud, racketeering (RICO), and murder-for-hire, we understand how to try your case. When we negotiate on your
behalf, we are not bluffing. We are always willing to go to trial. With access to top private investigators and expert witnesses, as well as in-
depth knowledge of evidence rules and trial procedure, we can even the playing field in a federal case.
If you are facing federal prosecution, call us as soon as possible. The faster we are able to level that playing field, the better chance
you have of a fair result.
FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES
When the feds arrest you for drug charges, things are very different from the run
of the mill drug case. The prosecution moves quicker, the sentences are higher,
and the process is more unforgiving. You cannot afford to waste a single day. You
need experienced federal lawyers to immediately begin your defense. Don’t wait
until it is too late – call us now.
Federal drug cases have significant differences from what you may expect. They
are often built on a foundation of cooperating witnesses, hearsay, and rumors.
Even if the federal government cannot produce actual drugs, they will still attempt
to put you in jail for frightening lengths of time.
Defending these cases involves a series of quick and complex decisions. From the
day of your arrest, it is critical to begin evaluating your case and start determining
the best defense. We understand the decisions that need to be made. More
importantly, we understand the consequences of each decision we make. Our
extensive experience defending federal drug cases allows us to competently
guide you through one of these cases, start to finish.
Let us start helping you now.
The Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) was passed
decades ago. Congress intended it to address criminal organizations like
the mafia. It has now grown into one of the most powerful tools in a federal
prosecutor’s arsenal and is used against everyone from neighborhood gangs to
RICO cases are incredibly complex. There are far more witnesses. Trial takes much
longer. The amount of discovery provided prior to trial can be overwhelming.
The sentencing you face is much more complex. You cannot face a RICO charge
without an experienced federal lawyer.
We understand RICO. We understand how the prosecutors use it to strengthen
weak cases. We understand the sentence you face and the elements required to
convict you. But most importantly, we understand how to defend these cases.
We know how to manage massive amounts of discovery, navigate complex legal
rules, and present long and complicated cases at trial. We know how to even the
playing field. If you are facing a federal prosecutor, he has all of the advantages.
Hire us and face these prosecutors on an even playing field.
WHITE COLLAR CRIMES
“White collar crimes” involve a wide variety of conduct, ranging from fraud to
embezzlement to regulatory offenses. This type of prosecution is different. Not
only will there be a dispute over your actions, there will be a dispute over whether
you have even violated the law.
You need to contact a lawyer the second you suspect you are under investigation
by the federal government for any white collar crime. Not just any lawyer. It is
critical you contact a lawyer with experience handling federal investigations and
well-versed in federal procedure.
We know how to handle these cases. We know how to talk to agents and how to
advise you so that you do not make critical mistakes early in the process that will
come back to haunt you. We also know federal trial procedure. We know
how each move you make will affect the outcome of the case.
If the case goes on, we can try it, no matter how complex the matter. We have
access to investigators and experts that can equal the massive resources the
government will use against you. We understand the finances, the paperwork,
and the business practices that will become central to your defense. With the
ability to move quickly and intelligently, your defense is in the best hands possible
with Kendrick & Leonard.
The world of white collar crime has changed. The government is pursuing these
cases vigorously and courts are handing out serious sentences. You need lawyers
that understand these cases and can help you mount a real defense to this type
The federal government pursues crimes like bank robbery, Hobbs Act violations
(robbery and extortion), and firearms offenses vigorously. The federal sentencing
structure results in a wide variety of sentences. Understanding the importance of
each fact is critical throughout a defense to a federal violent crime.
These cases often start out simple with a single act the government begins
investigating. They become more complex as your co-defendants begin
cooperating and the federal prosecutors begin stacking charges against you. You
need experienced and able lawyers as soon as possible.
We have tried and resolved many of these cases. We understand what needs to
be done throughout each stage of these proceedings.