Dallas Federal Defense Lawyer

Attorney Peter Barrett can Fight for You

Federal criminal law differs substantially from Texas state law. 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 determining whether or not it would be in a client’s best interest to cooperate with the federal government. This letter typically states that anything truthfully said by a suspect or defendant may not be used against him or her and is a useful way to protect your rights.

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 of federal offense.

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. Peter concentrates heavily on white collar crimes and drug conspiracy cases but also handles other federal crimes including the following:

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

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

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 has vast experience in the favorable application of the United States Federal Sentencing Guidelines. This knowledge can sometimes make the difference in determining whether or not someone is sentenced to federal prison.

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