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Federal Criminal Defense Attorney – Austin, Texas

Though the majority of criminal cases filed in Texas are filed in Texas State Courts and prosecuted by Texas District and County Attorneys on behalf of the State of Texas, some cases are filed in United States Federal Courts and prosecuted by the United States Attorney on behalf of the federal government.  In addition to being certified as a criminal law specialist, Scott Smith is an experienced federal criminal attorney licensed to practice in U.S. federal court.  As an experienced federal criminal defense attorney, Scott Smith has defended a multitude of criminal cases in federal court involving accusations of conspiracies, high level drug crimes, federal weapons offenses, matters involving national security issues, computer offenses, child pornography crimes, and large scale financial crimes involving mortgage fraud, bank fraud, and visa fraud. 

It is important to have a respected federal criminal lawyer when facing  these types of accusations.

Federal prosecutors tend to focus on fewer cases and more serious accusations. They also have more resources available to do so. Therefore, all federal accusations and investigations should be taken especially seriously. When accused of an offense in federal court, it is extremely important to be represented by a federal criminal defense attorney familiar with federal criminal laws and procedures which differ greatly from those of state courts.  If you are accused of a federal offense or have reason to believe that you are the target of a federal investigation, please feel free to contact our office for assistance.