As discussed in my 2005 article "Post-Booker Task: Reform Criminal Code," the number of federal crimes, as defined by the federal code and accompanying regulations, has increased by more than 40% since 1968. As of 2008, there were nearly 4,500 federal crimes, and the current federal code spans 50 titles and more than 72,000 pages; nearly 10,000 federal administrative regulations impose additional civil and criminal penalties. These federal crimes now encompass areas such as fraud, larceny, and other white collar crimes, drug and firearm offenses, immigration offenses, as well as areas typically reserved for the states, such as child support and domestic violence offenses. Not surprisingly, as the number of federal crimes has dramatically increased, the federal prison population has nearly tripled over the past 30 years.
During my 38 years of practicing federal criminal defense, I have achieved exceptional success in securing justice for my clients by way of acquittals, dismissals, exonerations, grants of immunity, reversals, nolle prosequi agreements, and grand jury no bills. I have maintained this track record despite the expansion of the federal criminal code and the extremely high rate of convictions and guilty pleas in federal criminal matters, which was estimated at 91% for 2010 by the United States Sentencing Commission. In fact, I have attained full acquittals or dismissals for my clients in the last three high-profile, highly contentious federal criminal cases in which I have served as counsel. I have also argued before the United States Supreme Court as well as other federal courts throughout the country.
Given the high stakes involved, it is imperative that individuals facing federal criminal charges choose an attorney with the knowledge and experience necessary to defend such a case. I have chosen to focus my practice on Federal Criminal Defense; I fight hard to enforce the rights of my clients, and I believe in the integrity of that fight.
If you have questions or concerns about a federal criminal matter, I invite you to contact me directly to discuss it at (212) 639-1600 or Patrick@MullinDefense.com. You will discuss your concerns with me personally—never an associate or a paralegal. In addition, you should know that your contact with me, and with my firm, is privileged under the law, regardless of whether or not you decide to retain my firm to represent you.