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Seattle Federal Crimes Defense Attorney


If you're facing federal criminal charges, you need a trusted defense attorney by your side. Guadagno Law, PLLC is here to help you navigate the system. Our goal is to help preserve your innocence and fight the charges against you.

Our firm has a successful track record of defending clients against a range of federal charges, from drug crimes to white-collar offenses. We take a proactive, client-centered approach to every case, working tirelessly to protect your rights. Our lawyers are committed to building a strong defense strategy tailored to your circumstances. 

With Guadagno Law, PLLC on your side, you can trust that you'll have the knowledge, support, and advocacy you need to fight for your freedom and your future.

For help defending against federal crime allegations, contact us online and set up a consultation with our attorneys.

Federal Drug Offenses

Drug offenses are a serious matter, especially at the federal level. 

These offenses typically involve drug trafficking, distribution, or manufacturing on a large scale, and the consequences can be life-changing. 

A federal drug conviction can lead to lengthy prison sentences and steep fines. Additionally, these crimes carry a strong social stigma, and suspects can suffer interpersonal problems with their loved ones.

Federal law enforcement agencies are constantly working, trying to dismantle drug trafficking organizations. Those who are caught up in the system will likely face a tough legal battle ahead. 

If you or a loved one is facing a federal drug offense, reach out to us right away. The right attorney can help protect your rights and fight for your future. Let us be that team for you.

Repeat DUIs as a Federal Crime

Federal law mandates that DUI crimes will be elevated with each new offense. Second or subsequent DUI convictions come with a harsh penalty: mandatory license suspension for at least one year. 

This suspension can either completely revoke your driving privileges, or it could force a 45-day suspension followed by restricted driving privileges for the rest of the year.

Furthermore, the federal government can get involved depending on where an alleged crime takes place. You can be charged with a federal DUI if you are accused of drunk driving on federal property. Such locations include military bases or national parks.

Whether you have been charged by the state or by the feds, our team is here to help you fight any DUI accusations.

Federal Misdemeanors

Many people assume that misdemeanors are “minor” crimes. Make no mistake, federal misdemeanors are serious matters, and they can lead to lengthy jail sentences. Federal misdemeanors typically carry a sentence of at least one year in jail and a fines up to $5,000.

You should not take any misdemeanor allegations lightly, especially when they are federal. Even a misdemeanor criminal record can have a serious impact on your life. 

Examples of Federal Misdemeanors

  • Theft of public property
  • Assaulting a federal officer
  • Failure to comply with federal regulations
  • Speeding on certain government property, such as the George Washington Memorial Parkway

Federal Firearm Offenses

These offenses can involve the possession, use, or sale of firearms in violation of federal law. 

Examples Include

  • Trafficking firearms
  • Falsifying or forging firearm records
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Using a firearm while committing a violent crime
  • Possession of a firearm in a prohibited location, such as federal facilities, schools, or airports 
  • Straw purchasing (buying firearms on behalf of someone who is prohibited from owning them)

State vs. Federal Criminal Penalties

The law treats criminal acts as threats to society or the government itself. Each state has its own laws and establishes penalties for those laws.

A federal crime is a violation against the United States government. 

Generally speaking, federal criminal penalties are more severe than state penalties, particularly in cases that involve white-collar crimes or threats to national security threats. 

When convicted by the U.S. government, you face time in federal jails or prisons. Penalties are much steeper, and your record takes a giant blow. People automatically assume that a federal record makes someone a greater threat, even if that crime is as minor as speeding.

Don’t try to fight federal charges yourself, and don’t take your allegations lying down. Our team has experience defending clients against both state and federal crimes, and we can work tirelessly to help you beat your charges.

For help defending against federal criminal allegations, trust our team of lawyers in Seattle. For help, you can call our office now at (206) 895-6800.

Our Satisfied Clients

  • “I was able to win my case due to him.”
    After having experienced one of the most difficult times in my life after being charged for a crime, I contacted Albert at Guadagno Law. Albert was able to help me in this difficult time and was able to take a very stressful situation and put me at ease. Albert promised that he would work hard and diligently for me, and he did. I was able to win my case due to him. Albert was gracious, direct, and honest about my case and what he was going to do to help me win. I will highly recommend Guadagno Law if one needs to seek legal advice.
    - Ben
  • “Impressive defense attorney”
    I have never had to hire an attorney before and Albert was just amazing. He took on my case quickly and was incredibly efficient and professional. He spent hours with me on the phone over several months, helping to ease my fears and worries and offering words of encouragement and advice. Albert is kind, thoughtful and generous with his time and I consider him a friend. He was very supportive to me during such A difficult time in my life. He fought tirelessly for me and my family with great success. He truly went above and beyond to fight for a full dismissal. I highly recommend his services.
    - Coral
  • “Puts his heart & soul into protecting his clients”
    I have been a client of Alberts for going on 3 years, he has been there for me during a very difficult time in my life. Never was there a time when I was not able to be in contact him, weekday or weekends. He has given his all to go to bat for me and defend me in every possible way. He is very educated in his profession! I have again and again recommended him to anyone I know who is in need of representation.
    - Jay M.
  • “Albert was incredible!!”
    Albert was absolutely amazing! He quickly took my case on short notice and helped me immensely. I highly recommend him. If you are hesitant or feeling apprehensive, DONT!! He is worth every penny
    - Tracy
  • “The best and professional lawyer”
    Mr.Guadagno is very professional, friendly , attentive and very supportive when you face a difficult situation. Gave you support and comfort makes you feel you have someone who really cares and is there to help you. Always available to reach regardless if it is week days or weekend. Response to you immediately and works with you. We really really appreciate his support in a time we were stressed out he gave us so much comfort. Really recommend him to others. Grateful to know him .
    - Adiba
  • “Excelente”
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    - Mamá feliz
  • “Albert Guadagno truly cares”
    Albert really goes above and beyond to not only treat you as a client - but as a human. He listens to your situation, tries to understand from different sides, and lets you know what to expect honestly without sugar-coating. His year’s of experience in law really helps you navigate a, sometimes, convoluted legal system with confidence affordably and with careful attention to detail. Highly recommend.
    - Kienan
  • “110% in your corner”
    Albert is 110% in your corner. His prior experience as a prosecutor is what drew me to hiring him. He knows the process from all sides and will fight for you as well as explain outcome possibilities in great detail. He is also a tremendous listener who empathizes and puts your mind at ease (without giving you false expectations) He is a consummate professional of whom I would hire again if needed. Go with someone that not only has the knowledge and skills to help you through your case, but will also be a human being by listening to your concerns. Go with Albert.
    - CS

Why Choose Guadagno Law, PLLC?

  • I offer affordable payment plans to focus on what matters.
  • I have over 17 years of criminal defense experience.
  • I have a sole focus on criminal defense law.
  • I am on call for 24-hour emergency counsel.
  • I have handled thousands of cases over the years.
  • I have worked on both sides of the criminal courtroom.