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Case Results

Federal Criminal Case Results

At Premier Federal Criminal Defenders, we have over 100 years of combined experience in handling cases involving sexual violence, murder, drug-related offenses, fraud, corruption, racketeering and serious federal offenses.  Our criminal defense attorneys are some of the best in the business, and have worked several high-profile cases, including the “Watergate” trials.  All of our attorneys are well-versed in defending even the most complex of criminal cases, and pair practical knowledge with real-world experience that’s unparalleled in the industry.

Here are some of the tougher cases we’ve worked on, as well as the favorable outcomes we were able to get for our clients.

CASE: A commercial truck driver was arrested following an accident and charged with vehicular manslaughter.

RESULT: Defense motion successful and case dismissed before trial


CASE: The defendant was caught having sex with street walker in his Rolls Royce and charged with lewd conduct in public.

RESULT: Found not guilty by a jury


CASE: A pharmacist for a VA Hospital was charged with diverting more than 100,000 Dilaudid tablets for sale, and facing years in federal prison.

RESULT: Sentenced to minimal time in custody, and a supervised release


CASE: Or client was charged in federal court for downloading child pornography on his personal computer.

RESULT: Prosecutor asked for 8 years in prison, but was only sentenced to 18 months.  


CASE: Our client was charged with 14 counts of insurance fraud in federal court.

RESULT: The case went to trial and our client was acquitted on all by 2 counts.  He spent 6 months in a halfway house and avoided prison time all together


CASE: The leader of outlaw motorcycle gang was prosecuted in federal court for racketeering, RICO, and narcotics violations.  The prosecutor in the case was seeking 10 years prison.

RESULT: The judge granted the defense’s request for a shorter 2-year sentence


CASE: In the heat of passion, our client shot a man four times in the groin. The prosecutor sought a lengthy state prison sentence.

RESULT: Our client only served 365 days in jail.


CASE: Our client was arrested in a narcotics conspiracy involving 84 kilos of cocaine and 7 firearms, including a semiautomatic assault rifle.

RESULT: All charges were dismissed prior to trial  


CASE: A Canadian citizen was charged by federal prosecutors as being the leader of a drug conspiracy that swapped 34 kilos of cocaine for 300,000 hits of ecstasy. The defendant was caught on tape talking with undercover agents. The government initially sought prison sentence of 14-17½ years.

RESULT: The defendant will serve less than 3 years


CASE: A woman was caught helping her boyfriend operate sophisticated marijuana growing operation with more than 800 plants.

RESULT: She was sentenced to probation with no jail time


CASE: Our client sold heroin in plain view of an undercover vice officer. We filed pretrial motions alleging that the defendant was deprived of exculpatory witnesses.

RESULT: The defense motions were granted and the case was dismissed


CASE: A 32-year-old woman was arrested for operating a house of ill repute

RESULT:  We got the charges reduces from felonies to misdemeanors.  Our client finished her probation early, and the conviction was expunged from her record


CASE: A 28-year-old woman was charged with vehicular manslaughter with alcohol, in an accident in which a passenger in her automobile died.

RESULT: She was sentenced to probation with no jail time


CASE: Our defendant was arrested with more than $200,000 worth of cocaine.

RESULT: The charges were dismissed before trial


CASE: Our client was charged in a sophisticated bank fraud conspiracy alleging more than $1 million in losses. Federal prosecutors were seeking over 5 years in prison.

RESULT: The judge sentenced our client to less than 2 years in prison


CASE: Our client was caught up in multi-million dollar real estate fraud.

RESULT: He was sentenced to probation and avoided prison time


CASE: A woman was caught at the border with more than 100 pounds of marijuana.

RESULT: She was sentenced to time served and is at home with her family


CASE: A woman was charged as a lieutenant in a credit card fraud ring.

RESULT:  She avoided incarceration and was sentenced to probation instead


CASE: A Certified Public Accountant embezzled more than $200,000 from his employer, which he gambled away in casinos.

RESULT: Our client was ordered to make restitution as part of his probation. He did not have to serve any jail time.


CASE: A father and son were charged with felonies for their part in a ring that was making counterfeit CD’s.

RESULT: The charges were reduced to misdemeanors and their records were expunged.  Neither defendant spent a single day in jail.


CASE: A 24-year-old man was charged with rape in a parking garage after leaving a nightclub at 2:00 a.m. He was facing a sentence of more than 10 years in prison.

RESULT: Our attorney and private investigator conducted an exhaustive investigation and were able to identify a key eyewitness who testified that the sex was consensual, which was consistent with our theory of defense. All charges were dismissed and the client was freed, with nothing on his record.


CASE: Our client was under investigation for shooting at an inhabited dwelling and attempted murder.  

RESULT: No charges were ever filed.


CASE: Our client was arrested for drunk driving, and felony hit and run. The victim had extensive injuries with medical costs in the hundreds of thousand of dollars. The prosecution wanted prison

RESULT: The felony charges were dismissed and the client was sentenced to community service and probation.


CASE: A federal conspiracy involving multiple tons of marijuana and fifteen defendants.

RESULT: Our client was acquitted at trial, even though he had made a full confession to the agents who arrested him


CASE: Our client was charged with battery.

RESULT: He was acquitted of all charges by a jury, even though he confessed to the police officers who had arrested him.


CASE: A female defendant was accused of being heroin addict.

RESULT: She found not guilty at trial, after our attorney successfully persuaded the jury that marks on her forearm were cat scratches and not needle tracks.


CASE: Our defendant, who had been represented by another lawyer at trial, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison on federal charges alleging hundreds of kilos of cocaine and weapons. We were hired for the appellate and habeas process.

RESULT: The client’s sentence was vacated and he is free at home, with his family.


CASE: Our client was a defendant in federal mortgage fraud prosecution.

RESULT:  Felony charges were dropped to misdemeanors.  Our client was sentenced to probation and community service.


CASE: Our defendant was arrested at the scene of the crime and charged with residential burglary.

RESULT: We negotiated a “civil compromise,” which lead to a dismissal of all charges.


CASE: Our defendant was arrested for distribution of marijuana.

RESULT: A dismissal of all criminal charges based on a violation of his right to a speedy trial.


CASE: Our defendant was arrested in a multi-state federal conspiracy.

RESULT: He was sentenced to house arrest and probation, and avoided any prison time.


CASE: Our client was charged with FEMA fraud for claiming federal relief funds following a natural disaster.

RESULT: Federal felony charges reduced to misdemeanors and client received grant of probation. Client served no time in jail.


CASE: Two clients were arrested driving on an interstate highway with $980,000 in cash that was allegedly linked to international drug trafficking. Both clients were charged with narcotics money laundering.

RESULT: All charges were dismissed.

If you or someone you love is facing criminal charges, you need an experienced lawyer on your side.  At Elden Law Group, we genuinely care for our clients and are committed to getting them the best possible outcome for their cases.  Contact us today at (800) 455-6200 for a complimentary consultation.