Federal Defense Attorney in Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City criminal lawyer

If you have been charged with a federal crime, you need an experienced attorney familiar with federal court in Utah. Attorney Darwin Overson has represented criminal defendants for over twenty years, providing high-quality representation in defending the rights of the accused in Utah’s federal courts.

Federal criminal practice is different from state practice. There are different rules of evidence and criminal procedure in federal courts. There are also different policies regarding federal investigations. If you are facing federal criminal charges, you may have been the subject of a criminal investigation. Your rights are best protected by an attorney who understands the tactics of federal investigators and the criminal justice system, backward and forward. There are frequent violations of a criminal defendant’s rights in the course of federal investigations. When this happens, you need an attorney who will not stand for abusive and illegal investigative practices.

With his extensive experience representing federal criminal defendants, Darwin Overson is a skilled federal practitioner with thorough knowledge of federal criminal laws. He is known for handling complex questions about search and seizure law, and he understands the intricacies of federal sentencing guidelines. Darwin has a reputation for aggressively fighting for the rights of his clients and protecting them against injustice. Call (814) 867-3115 today to schedule a free and confidential consultation.

Federal Criminal Defense Areas We Handle

Facing criminal prosecution in a federal court is a frightening experience.  Quality legal representation makes a significant difference in the outcome of a criminal case. Sometimes the outcome of your case depends on your lawyer’s skills in effective plea bargaining, and in their ability to negotiate a reduction or dismissal of some or all charges. High-quality federal criminal defense representation includes fighting for the rights of criminal defendants, but also preserving these rights for an appeal. The work of a skilled Salt Lake City criminal defense attorney is multifaceted in that the criminal defense involves the application of constitutional law, criminal law, and practical legal skills gained through experience.

Fighting Improper Federal Investigations

You want a criminal defense attorney who will not stand for improper investigatory practices. Investigators frequently lack the evidence needed to establish all the elements of a crime. With the intimidation tactics that federal investigators frequently employ, criminal defendants can get into complicated situations, including making inaccurate or falsely incriminating statements. A skilled federal criminal defense attorney can review and exclude this type of evidence against you. There are times when problems with the investigation arise at a point early on where challenging and seeking dismissal of the charges is possible.

If you have been the subject of a federal investigation, you should talk to an attorney who can guide you through this potentially complicated situation. Depending on the circumstances behind your investigation, an attorney can help you understand the implications of being the subject of a federal investigation.

Fighting Faulty and Poor Investigations

There are instances when the federal inquiry shows bias or other problems, and it becomes apparent that a more thorough investigation of the facts is necessary to challenge the evidence against you. Many criminal defendants may lack the resources to conduct such investigations. With our twenty years of criminal defense experience, we have the resources to conduct investigations and to expose the mistakes made by federal investigators.

Filing Timely Motions and Court Documents

The Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure require the filing of certain motions at specific stages in the proceedings. Failure to meet deadlines can affect the outcome of your case. When attorneys miss these deadlines, this can compromise your case at many levels. Attorney Darwin Overson is known for his proactive approach to criminal defense representation, and for thoroughly pressing the issues that must be promptly raised to question the government’s case.

High-Quality Representation at Trial

It would be best if you had an attorney who is strategic and thoughtful in his representation. With his substantial trial experience, Darwin Overson knows the importance of timely and proper objections.

Focusing on Protecting and Preserving Your Rights

Criminal legal representation often requires a focus on the most relevant issues about your case. When a criminal case goes to trial, it will typically be decided by a jury. Your attorney should be able to preserve your rights during jury selection as well as with regard to jury instructions and other significant issues that can impact your rights.

Common Types of Criminal Cases

Darwin Overson has experience in a wide range of criminal areas. Some of the federal charges he can represent you on include:

  • White collar crimes
  • Conspiracy
  • Mail and wire fraud
  • Tax fraud
  • Federal fraud
  • Drug
  • Robbery
  • Tax fraud
  • Health care fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Internet crimes
  • Grand jury investigations

Negotiating Bail and Release Terms

If you are arrested for a federal charge, don’t lose hope because your bail is too high, or because the charges are too frightening. If this happens, you need an attorney who can negotiate your release with the judge until a trial is held.

Call a Federal Criminal Defense Attorney You Can Rely On

Attorney Darwin Overson has the ability, resources, and experience to handle complicated federal criminal cases. He is a skilled criminal defense advocate and will negotiate favorable terms on your behalf through every juncture of your case. Darwin stands out above other lawyers because he will not stand for abusive practices that can ruin the lives of criminal defendants and their families. He can also make visits to detention centers. To schedule a free and confidential consultation, call us today at (814) 867-3115.