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Palm Beach County Federal Criminal Law Firm

Federal criminal law involves the defense of individuals accused of violating a federal law of the United States. A carefully devised and methodical approach to the defense of these types of cases is essential. The Palm Beach County Federal criminal law firm of Christopher A. Haddad, P.A. is prepared and ready to defend you in these cases. Oftentimes, these cases involve intense pre-indictment investigation. Our approach is to work proactively whenever possible to gain information and organize an approach to defending your case. If charges are filed, we will work to secure your release under the Bail Reform Act, if possible.

The district court has numerous alternatives available to consider whether to order a pretrial release and our Wellington criminal lawyers explore all available opportunities. In some cases, you may be expected to testify before the Grand Jury. If this is the case, we will prepare you for your testimony so that your case can be presented in a truthful and positive light. If you are charged with a crime in federal court, we will aggressively utilize the rules of discovery to obtain access to any evidence that the government intends to use against you. This method allows us to adequately address these matters through the creation and presentation of a defense tailored at refuting these allegations. If appropriate to the case, we will file challenges to illegal searches and seizures. This evidence can include tangible items (such as drugs, firearms or papers illegally obtained) and, in some cases, statements that are illegally obtained. In formulating your defense, as Palm Beach criminal lawyers, we will also address any mental health issues or other evidence that may help exonerate you in the case.

One of the most important decisions to be made in a federal criminal prosecution is whether to take your case to trial or to accept a plea agreement. Our systematic approach to your defense will help you make an informed decision with Mr. Haddad’s counsel and advice on which is the better option for you.  West Palm Beach criminal lawyer, Christopher A. Haddad, has extensive experience defending cases in the federal courts. He is a member of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He has also handled cases in other districts throughout the nation.

The following are some examples of successful outcomes that Mr. Haddad has obtained on behalf of his clients in the federal criminal courts:

Federal Drug Charges
Client originally facing five-year mandatory minimum sentence for trafficking in over 300 marijuana plants received sentence of one year and one day as part of plea agreement to reduced charges.

Federal Drug Charges
Client received significant reduction in charges and reduced two-year sentence for trafficking in one kilogram of cocaine.

Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine
Mr. Haddad persuaded Court to reduce sentence by applying safety valve provision of Federal Sentencing Guidelines over government objection resulting in reduced sentence. 

Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana
Client originally faced mandatory minimum prison sentence. Mr. Haddad successfully negotiated a dismissal of several counts and persuaded the District Court to impose probation with home confinement for client with no prior record.

Conspiracy to Distribute Hashish
Client charged with conspiracy to import hash from Middle East. Case dismissed after Mr. Haddad filed a motion to dismiss based on Speedy Trial violation under U.S. Constitution. 

Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine
Client charged with involvement in selling large quantity of cocaine to undercover informant. Client received downward departure from the sentencing guidelines resulting in significant reduction in sentence.

Possession of Cocaine With Intent to Distribute
Client charged after being pulled over for alleged traffic stop. Trooper conducted search of vehicle and found two kilos of cocaine hidden in the rear panel. Mr. Haddad successfully argued motion to suppress all evidence on 4th Amendment grounds. All charges dismissed.

Possession of Sawed Off Shotgun
Client allegedly received illegal gun parts in mail. Other guns found inside house. After hard fought trial, client was convicted.

Cultivation of Marijuana
Client received sentence of home confinement instead of incarceration for charges that client operated a grow house with more than 100 marijuana plants.