Federal Criminal Defense

Federal criminal lawyers with over 20 years of success in serious cases

Page Pate is one of the top federal criminal lawyers in the country with a proven record of success in federal cases in courts all across the United States.

For many years, he has been nationally ranked as one of America’s top federal criminal lawyers. He has been winning federal jury trials, obtaining pretrial dismissals, and successfully resolving many difficult federal criminal cases over the past 24 years.

In this video, Page Pate explains what happens in a federal criminal case.

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Our law firm has the experience and resources necessary to defend clients in even the most complex federal criminal cases. We have successfully represented elected officials, judges, lawyers, police officers, doctors, pharmacists, pilots, senior business executives, professional athletes and many other individuals who were charged with federal crimes. Our clients are diverse, but share the same goal of winning their federal criminal case.

Our twenty plus years of experience proves that we can obtain the best results for our clients by preparing every case we accept for trial. That may mean we spend more time working for our clients than other law firms, but we have found that the results we are able to obtain make the extra work worthwhile.

Preparing each case for trial shows the government that we are serious and will fight every issue if it will help our client win. Our pretrial work usually results in a very favorable resolution of the case for our client. If the government does not offer our client a reasonable resolution, then our hard work early on in the case makes us well prepared to win if the case goes to trial.

Federal criminal lawyers who get results.

FEDERAL DRUG CONSPIRACY – NOT GUILTY
Won a federal criminal jury trial for a client charged with being in a large-scale drug conspiracy. The client was facing mandatory life in prison if convicted. The jury found him “not guilty” on all counts, despite wiretap evidence and the testimony of alleged co-conspirators.
(U.S. v. V.W.)

FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS CHARGES – NOT GUILTY
Won a federal jury trial for a prison guard falsely accused of civil rights and obstruction offenses. Our client was facing 20 years in prison if convicted.
(U.S. v. T.G.)

FEDERAL CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CASE – DISMISSED
Convinced federal prosecutors to dismiss a child pornography case a week before the trial was scheduled to begin. Our client was facing a minimum of 10 years in prison.
(U.S. v. M.K.)

FEDERAL DRUG CASE – NOT GUILTY
Won a federal criminal jury trial for a client indicted on federal drug charges in Macon, Georgia. The judge granted our motion and dismissed all charges.
(U.S. v. T.S.)

FEDERAL IMMIGRATION CRIMES – DISMISSED
Convinced federal prosecutors to dismiss two separate felony immigration smuggling charges against our client after finding a constitutional violation in the way police searched our client’s vehicle.
(U.S. v. J.K.)

FEDERAL DRUG CONSPIRACY – NOT GUILTY
Won a federal jury trial for a pilot falsely charged with importing several hundred kilos of cocaine into the U.S. from Mexico. Our client was facing life in prison if convicted.
(U.S. v. D.F.)

FEDERAL GUN CHARGES – NOT GUILTY
Won a federal criminal jury trial in Atlanta, Georgia for a client indicted for possessing illegal firearms. He was facing up to 10 years in federal prison.
(U.S. v. M.H.)

FEDERAL DRUG CONSPIRACY – DISMISSED
Convinced federal prosecutors to dismiss a federal drug case against our client in Macon, Georgia. We argued that the search of our client was unlawful and the government dismissed all charges. Our client would have been sentenced up to 30 years if convicted.
(U.S. v. G.D.)

FEDERAL GUN CHARGES – NOT GUILTY
Won a federal criminal jury trial for a U.S. soldier charged with firearm offenses in Savannah, Georgia. The federal judge granted our motion and dismissed all charges. Our client was facing up to 10 years in prison.
(U.S. v. N.D.)

FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS AND OBSTRUCTION – NOT GUILTY
Won a federal criminal jury trial for a deputy sheriff who was indicted on multiple federal charges in Georgia. He was found not guilty on all counts by the jury after a high-profile criminal trial.
(U.S. v. R.G.)

FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES – DISMISSED
Successfully resolved a federal drug case in Atlanta when we helped convince prosecutors to dismiss an indictment against our client after he was arrested, but prior to the trial. The client was facing up to 20 years in prison.
(U.S. v. H.W.)

FEDERAL FRAUD CASE – DISMISSED
Convinced the federal government to dismiss a multi-million dollar fraud case against our clients in Atlanta a week before trial. Our clients could have been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
(U.S. v. V.R.)

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Learn more about federal crimes:

Are federal criminal cases different than state criminal cases? Yes, in many important ways.

Federal criminal investigations and prosecutions are handled very differently than similar criminal cases in state courts. First of all, the law enforcement agencies that investigate federal crimes are generally well-funded and staffed by the most experienced agents and investigators. The federal prosecutors who conduct federal criminal trials and sentencing hearings are also usually very experienced, and have virtually unlimited resources at their disposal. The judges who preside in federal courts have lifetime appointments and their dockets are generally not as crowded as those of most state court judges who handle many different types of criminal offenses.

More importantly, federal crimes generally carry stiffer sentences than state crimes, especially in the areas of drug trafficking and conspiracy. Federal criminal penalties are also more severe in cases involving child pornography and other sexual offenses prosecuted in federal court. Interestingly, white collar cases (like fraud, embezzlement and corruption) usually do not result in as steep a sentence as one might get if prosecuted for the same offense in state court. For the most part, however, the mandatory minimum penalties and federal sentencing guidelines usually result in very lengthy sentences for people convicted of federal crimes. That’s one of the main reasons it is so important to retain a lawyer with a record of success in federal court if the case is being prosecuted by the federal government.

If you want to know how to get the lowest possible sentence in federal court, watch our video on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Our federal criminal lawyers have won dozens of “not guilty” verdicts and pretrial dismissals. 

Given the severity and complexity of federal criminal investigations and prosecutions, anyone charged with a federal crime should retain an experienced federal criminal lawyer. If you hire our firm, you will have the personal attention of Page Pate.

Although we will often hire other qualified federal criminal lawyers to assist us in some jurisdictions (at no additional cost to the client), Page Pate will personally handle all the important court dates and discussions with the government. That way, our clients get the benefit of the relationships and knowledge of a lawyer close to the courthouse and the federal criminal law expertise of Page Pate.

As an experienced federal criminal defense attorney, Page Pate can also review a person’s case and provide a “second opinion” about the strength of the government’s evidence or the viability of certain defenses before the person pleads guilty or decides to go to trial. Page can step in and assist the lawyer who is currently representing the client, or take over the case entirely if that’s what is best for the client. In addition to our successful trial practice, we also assist clients in appealing wrongful convictions in federal court.

If you need a federal criminal defense attorney with decades of successful results, contact our firm and discuss your case with Page Pate in complete confidence. You will not find federal criminal lawyers anywhere in the country with more recent successful results, better credentials, or a deeper commitment to pursuing justice for people who need help in federal court.

A recent review:

“Page Pate is a sincere, caring, outstanding attorney.  

who was passionate about my case from the beginning to the successful end. He is very professional and involved in every aspect of the case, always keeping me and my family advised as the proceedings progressed and quickly responding to all our concerns. His obvious knowledge of the Federal judicial system was crucial in allaying our fears and giving us hope and confidence in the future. We will always be grateful that he gave us our lives back and highly recommend him to all."

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