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California and Nationwide Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

Federal prosecutions can, and often are, some of the most serious cases facing a defendant. The penalties for violation of federal law are always heavy.

When you or a loved one is arrested and prosecuted in federal court, protection of your legal rights can only come from an effective and experienced federal criminal lawyer. In a federal criminal case, a federal criminal defense attorney who has successfully challenged federal law enforcement and prosecutors can mean the difference between freedom (or shorter sentences) and long, harsh sentences. Federal law enforcement and prosecutors are always aggressive. They will try to obtain statements from the arrested person long before you had a chance to talk to a lawyer. These tactics must be met with an intelligent and equally aggressive defense.

Established in 1976, our law firm has provided high quality, aggressive legal advocacy with outstanding results. In our criminal defense practice we have litigated against the United States government, and state and local agencies, in cases ranging from fraud to homicide to large drug conspiracies to extradition to foreign countries. Despite the large resources of the United States government, we have consistently provided skilled lawyering and leveled the playing field for our clients. The favorable results that we have obtained are the product of a simple philosophy: We truly care about our clients and defend their legal rights aggressively.

Since that time, we have handled hundreds of trials, appeals and writs in criminal law, including federal and state cases involving major felonies such as mail/wire fraud and other white collar crimes, drug crimes, conspiracy, homicide, computer crimes, sex crimes, theft and related crimes and post conviction relief in state and federal courts. Our firm has represented clients in federal cases across the United States.

We have also represented clients in federal court in extradition proceedings, that is, persons who are sought in foreign countries for criminal prosecution.

In 2006, Michael Severo was selected as a criminal defense Super Lawyer. Can you trust your defense (actually your life!) to a lawyer with less experience? We offer you more. We give you a full defense team. In addition to experience, our firm hires veteran investigators and experts who can readily and effectively assist clients at any time.

If you or a member of your family is charged with a federal crime, choosing the right federal criminal defense lawyer may be the most important decision you will ever make.

Call us at (626) 844-6400. We will accept emergency calls 24 hours a day. We will evaluate your situation, give you a no-nonsense legal opinion and set a fee that will be fair and reasonable.


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Law Offices of Michael V. Severo, APC
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