Federal Criminal Defense

If you are looking for advice about resolving such federal charges as drug crimes, fraud or criminal tax offenses, contact a defense attorney at Conner Riley Friedman & Weichler in Erie. We represent people accused of federal crimes in the U.S. courts for the Western District of Pennsylvania and New York and in other jurisdictions around the country.

We Can Level The Playing Field

People charged with federal crimes face some serious disadvantages. Federal investigators and prosecutors usually have considerably greater resources to work with than their counterparts at the state or local level. Federal investigations can go on for months or even years, especially in complex conspiracy cases. You'll have fewer opportunities for compromising the charges or diverting them from the criminal justice system.

At Conner Riley Friedman & Weichler, our focus on federal criminal defense can help even the odds against the FBI, DEA, IRS or Secret Service. Especially if we get the chance to represent you before a grand jury returns an indictment, we can pursue strategies to redefine or lessen your role in an ongoing investigation, negotiate reduced charges with the U.S. Attorney's Office, and advise you about the best ways to minimize your exposure to a serious federal felony indictment.

Our lawyers advise clients about the best ways to resolve such federal charges as:

  • Drug crimes, including trafficking, importing or distributing illegal drugs
  • White collar crimes from bank fraud or mortgage fraud to public corruption
  • Threats against public officials
  • Money laundering
  • Weapons offenses such as felon with a firearm charges
  • Criminal tax charges
  • Internet crimes involving fraud, false statements, unauthorized access to secure data or child pornography
  • Obstruction of justice

Attorneys Philip Friedman and William Weichler are experienced with the high stakes and complex procedures that characterize federal criminal defense practice. Not only have they achieved outstanding results for clients in Pennsylvania and New York, they have successfully defended people charged with federal crimes in other federal circuits.

Call 814-240-3339 To Learn More About Your Options

For additional information about our ability to protect your interests against serious federal charges, contact Conner Riley Friedman & Weichler in Erie.