Top Notch Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer in Tampa and Chicago

Michael J. Petro is a federal criminal defense attorney that gets top results in defending individuals or entities accused of violating federal criminal laws for over 34 years. Attorney Petro’s main responsibility is to protect the legal rights of his client throughout the criminal justice process, including the investigation, grand jury, trial, sentencing, and appeal phases.

Here are the key duties and responsibilities of a federal criminal defense attorney Michael J. Petro:

  • Case assessment: Attorney Petro will carefully review your case details, including the charges, evidence, and potential witnesses, to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution’s case and identify any possible defenses.
  • Legal strategy: Based on his assessment, Attorney Petro will develop a legal strategy that is tailored to the unique circumstances of your case, with the goal of achieving the best possible outcome for you the client.
  • Plea negotiations: If appropriate, Michael J. Petro may negotiate with the prosecution to reach a plea bargain that minimizes the potential consequences of a conviction.
  • Trial representation: If the case goes to trial, Attorney Michael J. Petro will represent you in court, presenting evidence, cross-examining witnesses, and arguing on your behalf.
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  • Sentencing advocacy: If the client is convicted, Attorney Petro will advocate for a fair and just sentence, taking into account mitigating factors that may reduce the severity of the punishment.
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  • Appeal:  If you are convicted and the Trial Judge made serious mistakes that denied you a fair trial or a fair sentence, Attorney Petro will Appeal your case to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

Overall, federal criminal defense attorney Michael J. Petro will use his smarts and experience to protect your legal rights and ensure that you receive a fair and just outcome in the criminal justice system.

Attorney Petro Can Defend You Against These Federal Crimes

There are numerous federal crimes listed in the United States Code, but here are some of the most frequently charged federal crimes that Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Michael J. Petro defends:

  • Drug crimes: These include drug trafficking, possession with intent to distribute, and conspiracy to distribute drugs.
  • Political Corruption:  Taking Bribes and Embezzlement.
  • Fraud: This can include wire fraud, mail fraud, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, and securities fraud.
  • Immigration offenses: These include illegal entry, smuggling, and visa fraud.
  • Firearms offenses: This can include possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during a crime, and illegal sale of firearms.
  • White-collar crimes: This can include embezzlement, insider trading, money laundering, and tax evasion.
  • Cybercrimes: This can include computer hacking, identity theft, and cyberterrorism.
  • Terrorism: This can include acts of terrorism, providing material support to terrorists, and conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism.
  • Espionage Act and Top-Secret Documents Cases.
  • Securities fraud, insider trading, and other violations of antitrust laws.
  • Government fraud, including Medicare fraud and tax evasion.
  • Organized crime, including money laundering and extortion.
  • Police Officer Defense.  Attorney Petro has successfully represented many police and law enforcement officers.

Attorney Petro’s 34 years of experience shows that the frequency of these charges can change depending on various factors, including changes in law enforcement priorities and the overall crime rate. Additionally, the severity of the charges and the potential consequences can also vary widely depending on the specific circumstances of each case.

As a federal defense attorney, Petro has significant experience with grand jury proceedings and responding to Subpoenase for Testimony and Business Records.

Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer has significant experience and knowledge of the Federal Asset Forfeiture laws and the DOJ’s Asset Forfeiture policies.

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