There are few things more daunting than taking on the United States Government. But when a crime has been committed across state lines, international borders or federal land, the government may take action. If you have been charged with a federal crime, the stakes are high. The best way to protect your interests is to consult with an experienced Salt Lake City federal offense attorney. My name is Catherine Cleveland and I use more than 15 years of experience to represent people facing charges in the United States District Court for the District of Utah.
When I take your federal criminal case, I explore all your options at trial as well as other possibilities, including plea agreements. I am a skilled negotiator and a strong advocate for my clients, which often helps me work out favorable deals with federal prosecutors. Contact me to learn more about your options in a free consultation.
Federal Drug Crimes
Federal government agencies — including the DEA and the FBI — expend tremendous resources prosecuting people for drug crimes. So it is imperative that you work with an experienced Salt Lake City federal offense attorney when you have been accused of a federal drug crime.
I represent people facing federal drug charges in Salt Lake City, including those related to alleged drug conspiracy and distribution of narcotics. I also handle related federal charges including money laundering:
- Drug conspiracy charges
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Sale and purchase of narcotics
- Drug trafficking
Salt Lake City White Collar Crimes
When a business action is alleged to be a white collar crime, I offer a strong and effective criminal defense that takes your needs into account. I represent people accused of a wide range of white collar crimes, including the ones listed below.
- Money laundering
- Child pornography
- Computer and Internet crimes
- Fraud charges
Salt Lake City Gang Crimes
Many crimes can be charged in either state or federal court. But, when alleged gang activity is involved, defendants find themselves facing federal charges. The federal government has extensive resources to spend on prosecuting your crime, so it is especially important to work with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney in cases such as:
- Felons possessing a firearm
- Crimes across state lines
- Enhanceable crimes, like multiple-offense retail theft and DUI
Contact a Salt Lake City Federal Offense Attorney
Criminal defense is all I do
My exclusive focus as a Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyer has helped me perfect successful legal strategies that are proven to be effective in Utah Courts. Throughout the years, I have achieved a history of favorable results by helping hundreds of people successfully reduce or avoid criminal charges. My clients’ positive testimonials tell their stories.