Dallas Federal Defense Lawyer

Attorney Peter Barrett can Fight for You

Federal criminal law differs substantially from Texas state law. Under federal law, sentences are determined largely by the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. This means that the starting point for determining a sentence is calculated by the level of the alleged offense. Criminal history is also taken into account to determine your sentence in federal cases.

Peter Barrett is a highly experienced federal criminal defense attorney in Dallas who has represented numerous persons under investigation or charged with violations of federal law. With over 20 years of experience, he knows the unique situations that may lead to a conviction, and can help if you’ve been accused or arrested.

Peter Barrett has worked extensively with various federal agencies including:

  • The United States Department of Justice
  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • The Secret Service
  • The Drug Enforcement Administration
  • The Securities and Exchange Commission
  • The Internal Revenue Service
  • The United States Postal Service
  • The Department of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement

If you have been contacted by a federal law enforcement agency, or if you believe that you are under investigation, be sure to contact our office to speak with our Dallas federal crime attorney.

Federal Cases Our Firm Handles

Not every firm is capable of properly taking on a federal criminal case. These cases tend to be complex, large in scope, and require a comprehensive, incisive grasp of federal statutes. Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney Peter Barrett is well-versed in federal criminal cases and can bring assured navigation of your defense.

Just some of the cases we are ready to handle include:

  • Arson
  • Asset forfeiture
  • Bank fraud
  • Bank robbery
  • Child pornography
  • Corporate fraud
  • Counterfeiting
  • Delivery of a controlled substance
  • Drug conspiracy
  • Embezzlement
  • Environmental crimes
  • Health care fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Illegal alien smuggling
  • Insurance fraud
  • Kidnapping
  • Money laundering
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Organized criminal activity
  • RICO violations
  • Securities fraud
  • Tax offenses
  • Weapons charges
  • Wire fraud

At the office of Peter Barrett, we always start by determining whether you are considered a target of an investigation or merely a collateral witness. The answer to this question is usually not known until the case agent in charge of the investigation has spoken to you. For this reason, we often seek a proffer letter from the United States Attorney’s Office before having you submit to questions. This letter typically states that anything truthfully said by a suspect or defendant may not be used against them and is a useful way to protect your rights.

Call (214) 307-8667 to schedule a free initial consultation.