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Criminal Defense Attorney Mark Satawa In Michigan

Criminal Defense Attorney Mark Satawa Has The Experience And Unique Skill Sets Needed To Succeed In Federal Criminal Cases

My experience started when I graduated from law school in 1992. My first job was as an assistant attorney general for the state of Michigan, prosecuting civil tax fraud.

After that, I went to the Wayne County prosecutor’s office and worked there for five years, from 1994 to 1999, prosecuting violent crimes, cell phone fraud, and other complex conspiracy-type cases. I left the Wayne County prosecutor’s office in 1999 and worked for what’s commonly referred to as a “silk-stocking” law firm for a year until 2000.

Then in 2000, I left to go out on my own. I have been the principal attorney in my law firm ever since. Ninety-five percent of my practice has been in criminal defense for the last 22 years, and about half of that practice has been in federal criminal defense.

The cases range from guns and drugs charges, to child pornography, internet solicitation of a minor, production of child pornography, child exploitation enterprise cases, and complex conspiracy cases. The complex conspiracy cases include racketeering, medical and Medicare fraud, and many other conspiracy-type racketeering cases. These racketeering cases take the form of both violent and white-collar conspiracy’s. The cases I’ve handled include Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) allegations, as well as racketeering in Medicare and Medicaid fraud. I have represented folks from everyday citizens, businesspeople, doctors, other medical providers, and everyone in between.

In the last 20 years, half of my practice has been in federal court, and I have successfully defended the gamut of federal criminal offenses. My successful defense of federal criminal cases includes several significant wins at trial, dismissals through motions practice (such as motions to dismiss), and very favorable plea negotiated resolution when appropriate.

My federal criminal practice is significant, and it makes up, at any one time and for the last 20 years, approximately 50% of my practice.

Only Qualified Attorneys Can Represent Clients In Federal Court

Not every attorney is qualified to represent clients accused of crimes in Federal court. Federal criminal law is an incredibly unique and focused practice area of law. Unless you are a specialist in federal criminal defense, these cases are not the kind of work you should do on the side or dabbling.

Federal criminal cases are complex and have very targeted and specific rules relating to things like discovery, the procedure of a criminal case, and the way it moves through the system. In addition, very tight deadlines under the Speedy Trial Act must be navigated.

The pleading and motion practice is unique in federal criminal cases, and the trial practice has its own evidentiary rules and procedures that differ from state court. The federal sentencing guidelines are as complex, detailed, and thick as the income tax code. They should not be navigated by anyone who doesn’t have a significant amount of knowledge and experience in federal criminal case guidelines.

The bottom line is that federal criminal cases are a minefield of potential problems that can easily blow up if you do not have the requisite experience, expertise, and specialty in navigating them.

With the guidance of a skilled attorney for Criminal Law Cases, you can have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that we’ll make it look easy. For more information on Criminal Defense Attorney Mark Satawa In Michigan, a free initial consultation is your next step. Get the information and legal answers you seek by calling today at (248) 509-0056.

Mark Satawa

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