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Experienced Houston Criminal Law Attorney Defends You in Federal Court

Knowledgeable Texas lawyer represents defendants in felony cases

If you are accused of a crime that violates a statute passed by Congress, you will be tried in federal court. If you have been charged with a federal crime, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. The Law Offices of John S. Cossum fights to defend the rights of clients. I have built my reputation on getting results. I am intimately familiar with all facets of the federal criminal justice system. I have have the knowledge and skill to make sure you understand your legal options and to guide you through the legal process.

Federal prosecution requires an attorney with federal defense experience

There are many ways to end up in federal court. If you are accused of breaking a federal law, you will be tried at the federal level. Crimes against federal agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (e.g., securities fraud), the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Treasury (e.g., counterfeiting or tax fraud), the Environmental Protection Agency (e.g., toxic waste dumping), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (e.g., gun-running) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (e.g., drug smuggling) are federal crimes prosecuted exclusively in United States District Court. Attorney John S. Cossum helps clients defend against even the most serious federal charges.

Additional federal crimes

Defendants are also charged federally when they are accused of crimes that cross state lines, such as moving a kidnapping victim from one state to another. Crimes that use a federal agency, such as the U.S. Postal Service, to perpetrate an illegal act are likewise federal. Attorney John S. Cossum understands federal criminal law and all aspects of criminal procedure including:

  • Federal Bail
  • Discovery Obligations and Abuses
  • Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Don’t give the federal prosecutor an added advantage by failing to have qualified and diligent representation. Attorney John S. Cossum handles all types of criminal cases, from white collar crimes to accusations of homicide. No matter what obstacle has been placed in your way, rest assured that The Law Offices of John S. Cossum will strive diligently to help you overcome it and work tenaciously to attain the best possible result for you.

Going the extra mile to defend your freedom

Nothing is more important than your freedom. Attorney John S. Cossum makes use of all available evidence and procedural tools to ensure that you  receive the best possible defense to the charges pending against you. Through meticulous preparation and firm attention to detail, Mr. Cossum’s efforts are always focused on achieving that goal. Attorney John S. Cossum will personally  interview witnesses, comb through all discovery and thoroughly examine the alleged crime scene, if necessary. Attorney John S. Cossum will also bring in experts to challenge the evidence intended to be used for the prosecution and help to prepare trial strategy.

Trust an experienced federal defense attorneys to represent you.

When you have been charged with a crime, choose a federal criminal defense attorney with the experience and dedication to make a difference. Call 713-222-6134 or contact Attorney John S. Cossum online to schedule a free consultation. With offices conveniently located in Houston and Phoenix, I handle cases throughout Texas and Arizona.

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  • Houston Office
    440 Louisiana St
    Suite 900
    Houston, Texas 77002
    Phone: 713-222-6134
  • Kingwood Office
    1412 Stonehollow Dr
    STE B
    Kingwood , Texas 77339
    Phone: 281-359-1800
  • Phoenix Office
    2415 E. Camelback Rd.
    Phoenix, Arizona 85016
    Phone: 602-553-1175