Federal Crimes - Sherlag Attorney at Law Portland, OR
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Federal Crimes

Contact Sherlag | De Muniz Attorneys at Law for Federal Crimes Legal Services in Portland, Oregon. We will Protect your Rights and Freedoms.

My Portland law firm provides comprehensive and committed federal criminal defense representation. I understand the significant differences between litigating your criminal case at the federal court level and the state level. I look forward to a good courtroom battle, and I do not back down from a fight.

At the law office of Steven J. Sherlag, I provide aggressive defense strategies and have earned numerous awards for my dedicated advocacy, including being named as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer. As a former public defender, I have defended individuals against a wide range of serious criminal charges. I understand the extreme consequences you may be facing, as well as the social stigma attached to criminal convictions.

With more than 20 years of experience, I have earned a substantial reputation in the legal community for my professionalism, zealous advocacy and unwavering pursuit of justice. I will evaluate your federal criminal case from every angle to determine the best course of action. Contact me today to discuss how I can protect your rights.

Tenaciously Defending Against A Broad Range Of Federal Charges

Federal criminal cases are often large in scale, requiring a legal team with the skills and resources available to investigate every aspect of your case. I have handled a broad range of federal cases, including:

  • Marijuana grow operations
  • Drug distribution
  • White collar fraud
  • Identity fraud
  • Bank robbery
  • Wire fraud
  • Mortgage and home lending fraud
  • Racketeering
  • Felons in possession of weapons

Challenging Government Witnesses

I have been conducting thorough character evaluations and investigations of government witnesses for years, and know how to use this strategy to support your defense. These large-scale cases tend to involve government witnesses who can be your close friends or family members. Additionally, federal criminal investigations can involve informants. These co-defendants are usually provided significant sentencing concessions for testifying on behalf of the government.

The manner in which informant testimony is influenced is not often readily apparent. I have extensive experience uncovering the scope of an informant’s deal. I review informants’ testimonies to see if and how they changed over time to prove they are not credible witnesses. My diligence helps discount-biased testimonies and bolsters my clients’ defenses.

Sophisticated Approaches For Search And Seizure Review

Oftentimes, police step outside the boundaries of the law in their zealous attempt to obtain evidence. When police don’t follow correct search and seizure laws, your civil rights are in jeopardy. I know how to effectively fight cases on search and seizure grounds. When I suspect improprieties, I will challenge the:

  • Stop
  • Search
  • Search warrant
  • Arrest
  • Identity of my client as the accused

I am committed to protecting your rights at every stage of your case.