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Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer in Texas

If you or a loved one has been charged with a federal crime in Texas, not just any lawyer will do — you need a federal criminal defense lawyer on your case if you have any hope of walking away with your life intact. Donald Flanary is an experienced, aggressive federal defense lawyer who is not afraid to fight for his clients in a federal court.

Because federal offenses are prosecuted aggressively, and often carry steep penalties, it is imperative that you don’t waste any time. 

Contact a federal defense lawyer to start building your case today, the prosecution is building theirs.

What Are Federal Offenses?

Federal crimes typically incur much harsher penalties than crimes prosecuted in a state court. Federal prosecutors have less discretion in making sentencing decisions and federal judges often follow strict sentencing guidelines set by the federal government. Additionally, not only do federal crimes have a higher maximum penalty than state crimes, but most federal crimes come with additional punishment enhancements.

Federal crimes, which are defined by statutes enacted by the United States Congress, often include drug crimes, white collar crimes that affect interstate commerce or defraud the federal government, serious sex crimes, and immigration offenses. Some criminal offenses violate both state and federal law. In these cases, the United States Attorney’s Office will work with local and state law enforcement agencies to determine whether a case will be filed in state or federal court.

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Client Success Stories Hear From Our Happy Clients

At Flanary Law Firm, PLLC, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "Very Professional!"
    Don and the entire are professional, courteous, respectful, and highly knowledgeable of the law and circumstances surrounding complex case issues and legal maneuvering!
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    "A Great Experience!"
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    Great experience with this firm. Don Flanary is amazing at what he does.
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    In the end, they are and feel will always be awsome. Because they truly love what they do and the proof is within the actions they take to care for you within your possibly life changing situation.
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    Outstanding experience with this firm!! Amanda is a phenomenal attorney with remarkable dedication and expertise.
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    "She Is Excellent!"
    Amanda is excellent, timely, and efficient. I felt like all my questions were dumb, but she was gracious and gave me the right info to make good decisions based on the best info available for my case.
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    "The Best!"
    Amanda is the best. I was falsely accused of not scanning all my items at a store causing my wife of 53 years and my family much distress.
    - John F.
    "Extremely Professional!"
    If you're looking for an attorney, then look no further! Don and Amanda will fight for you and guide you through the process.
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Federal Immigration Crimes

Federal immigration crimes, because of the way in which immigration law and federal laws intersect, are some of the most complex cases tried at the federal level. Immigration related federal offenses carry steep penalties for all residents of the U.S. The most common federal immigration crimes include:

  • Unlawful entry into the United States
  • Remaining in the United States without authority
  • Human smuggling charges
  • Trafficking in passports or entry documents
  • Failure to surrender naturalization certificates
  • Fraudulently acquiring passports
  • Fraudulently acquiring entry documents

Why Choose Flanary Law Firm, PLLC?

  • Constant Communication
    At our firm, we always want our clients to feel empowered when defending against criminal charges. We aim to constantly communicate with our clients, answering questions and taking feedback as we progress through the case. We are always here to answer your questions or adjust your legal strategy as needed.
  • A History of Results
    With multiple decades of experience between our attorneys, we have a history of proven results and happy clients. We always aim to get a criminal case dismissed or have the charges lowered to reduce any penalties our clients are facing. We are confident we can get you the results you deserve.
  • Experience You Can Count On
    At our firm, we pride ourselves on the diverse range of criminal cases we have worked on. From federal felony charges to state misdemeanors, we know exactly how to build a defense strategy that's right for you. Our team can handle even the most complex cases and are willing to be flexible with our strategies.
  • Advice on Your Timeline
    We understand that all criminal cases work at different paces. Whether you are just looking around for a lawyer because you're under investigation or you need immediate representation, our team can help. We will work with you no matter where you are in the process to protect your rights.
  • Free Initial Consultations
    We understand that hiring a criminal defense attorney is a big decision that many people need time to make. That's why we offer all our potential clients a free consultation to see if we're the right legal team for them. We will review your case and begin building a legal strategy to defend your rights.
  • Personalized Legal Defense Strategies
    All criminal cases are different, so our dense strategies are too. We would never re-use a legal strategy from one client to the next because your case is too unique. We will always build a defense strategy that's personalized and effective for you to get the outcome you deserve.

Federal Firearm Crimes

Weapons and firearm crimes account for a large portion of federal charges because weapons and firearms are so strictly regulated by federal law. Some of the most common federal firearm charges include:

  • Possession or use of a firearm in connection with a crime of violence or drug trafficking crime
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Use of firearms or ammunition during a crime
  • Use of fire or explosives to commit a felony
  • Possession of guns or explosives in a federal facility, a school, or on an aircraft
  • Unlawful trafficking in explosives
  • Unlawful possession or transportation of firearms or ammunition

According to the United States Sentencing Commission, in the fiscal year 2015, drug, fraud, firearm and immigration crimes accounted for 81.6 percent of all federal cases reported to the Commission.

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