Houston & Dallas Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer
About ArdoinLaw, PLLC
ArdoinLaw, PLLC is a small firm where you can expect to receive personal, one-on-one attention from your federal criminal lawyer but where you can also find the skill and resources that you would expect from a large firm. Our dedication to client service and our commitment to excellence in practice have earned us numerous honors and recognitions from our peers in the legal profession. For example, founding attorney Jimmy Ardoin was included in the Texas Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ lists for 2012, 2013 and 2014 based on his success in
white collar criminal defense. The
Rising Stars℠ list is based on an exhaustive process of nominations and peer review; it features
no more than 2.5% of attorneys in the state.
Attorney Ardoin was also nominated to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 lawyers list, and was featured in their
Top 40 Under 40 list, an invitation-only assembly of attorneys who possess "superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership." Jimmy has also earned a rating of
10.0 Superb on attorney rating website Avvo. ArdoinLaw, PLLC has been involved in many high-profile cases, including those involving Enron, Stanford Financial, and the River Burch Landfill investigation in New Orleans. We recently obtained the reversal of a number federal
money laundering counts in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals and had a 60-year sentence vacated. When you come to us for help, you can have confidence that your case is in good hands.
Defending Against Federal Criminal Charges in Texas
The vast majority of federal criminal charges - approximately 95% - do not go to trial. Instead, nearly everyone who is charged with a federal crime opts for a plea bargain in hopes of avoiding time in jail or prison. Federal prosecutors have vast resources at their disposal and will often invest months or even years' worth of work into developing a case against a suspect. They then typically pile on numerous charges with the toughest sentences available for the offenses, all in an effort to intimidate the defendant into accepting a plea bargain. At the conclusion of such a case, the prosecutor can chalk up another easy victory and move on to the next case. You do not have to let this happen to you.
Options for Fighting Federal Criminal Charges
When you come to our firm for your free case evaluation, we will listen to your side of the story and review your options for defense. If a plea bargain is the best outcome that you can expect, we will be ready to negotiate with the federal prosecutor, using any available leverage to work out a deal that works in your favor. Alternatively, we may be able to persuade the U.S. Attorney to drop the charges based on showing that there has been a misunderstanding; that there is not enough evidence to support prosecution against you; or that you have been a victim of civil rights violations in the course of the investigation. If, however, it appears that a full trial will be necessary to achieve the best result for you, we will not hesitate to take aggressive action in your case to defend your rights and freedom.
Client-Focused Federal Criminal Defense in Houston and Dallas
We recognize that the client is the most important person in the case. You know the most about the case against you, and the outcome of the situation will affect no one more than it will affect you. The biggest difference between ArdoinLaw, PLLC and other firms is that we take a hands-on approach with our clients. We make a point of having regular meetings and maintaining contact with our clients at every stage of a case. You will play an integral role in our preparation of your case because we believe that it is not possible to defend a client unless you know and understand them as a person. We know how much is at stake for you and we leave no stone unturned during our investigation and preparation of your case. We track down every lead, analyze every document, and interview every witness we can find. The core of our philosophy is the conviction that you can only win at trial or obtain the most favorable plea bargain if you are fully prepared to tackle any challenges that might come up.
Let Us Begin Fighting for You Now
As soon as you retain our services, we will get straight to work on developing your defense. The clock is ticking toward a trial date. The government has had months or years to investigate and build the case against you, so it is imperative to identify as quickly as possible the critical documents and key witnesses who will come into play to provide you with the defense that you deserve. Whether you are being investigated for espionage or have been charged with
identity theft or any other federal crime, do not hesitate to seek our help.
Contact us now for a confidential consultation with a federal criminal defense lawyer from our Dallas or Houston office.