Practice Areas - Criminal Defense

 FWHL’s criminal defense attorneys provide comprehensive legal services for individuals and businesses that are accused of serious economic crimes or are involved in criminal investigations, including representation in grand jury proceedings; plea bargain negotiations; trials of federal and state crimes; sentencings; and appeals. They practice in federal trial and appellate courts in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and other federal courts nationwide upon local admission. Their state practice encompasses all trial and appellate courts in Philadelphia, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Bucks County, and Allegheny County.

 

 It is vitally important for a defendant or a target of a criminal investigation to obtain legal representation as early as possible. It is equally important to engage criminal defense counsel in civil actions that have the potential to develop into criminal charges. FWHL’s experienced attorneys advocate intensely on behalf of clients from the earliest stages of a grand jury or other investigation, demanding all of the rights and protections provided by the law. Their “white collar” defense practice encompasses a wide range of criminal charges, including:

 

  • Bank Fraud
  • Mail and Wire Fraud
  • Conspiracy
  • Receipt of Stolen Property
  • Counterfeiting
  • Money Laundering
  • Perjury and False Statements
  • Public Corruption
  • Tax Evasion
  • Hobbs Act Violations

 

Attorneys:

F. Emmett Fitzpatrick