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Brian Andritch

516 W. Shaw Ave., Suite 200
Fresno CA 93704
(559) 355-4709

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Law Office of Brian C. Andritch

Please call : (559) 355-4709


Fresno Criminal Defense Lawyer & DUI Attorney

Exclusively Practicing Criminal Defense in Fresno

If you are in Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, or Tulare County and have been charged with a crime, or may be charged with a crime, and you are seeking an attorney to represent you, it is crucial that you choose one who is proven, experienced in defending criminal cases, and prepared to aggressively defend you in court.  Not all attorneys have the requisite courtroom experience to fight aggressively and effectively for your rights.  Attorney Brian Andritch is a veteran trial attorney who is extremely knowledgeable in the area of criminal law, very familiar with court procedure and proceedings, and comfortable in the courtroom and in front of a jury. Mr. Andritch is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Criminal Law Specialist.  Fewer than 400 lawyers statewide are certified as Criminal Law Specialists.  Mr. Andritch is a former Deputy District Attorney who prosecuted 1000s of felony cases, including more than 200 felony DUIs, in the almost 8 years he worked for the Fresno County District Attorney's Office.  Mr. Andritch was also a Deputy City Attorney for the City of Fresno, during which time he acted as a legal advisor to the Fresno Police Department and prosecuted municipal code violations.  Named as a Superlawyer "Rising Star" in 2009, Brian Andritch was raised in the Central Valley and now dedicates himself to fighting for the rights of those charged with crimes in the Fresno and surrounding areas.  If you are currently fighting a criminal charge in Fresno County or a neighboring county, or are concerned that charges may be filed against you, it is to your strong advantage to retain a local criminal defense attorney who is well versed in the area of criminal law, and who is familiar with the practices and procedures of Central Valley law enforcement agencies, including the District Attorney's Offices for Fresno and neighboring counties.  Brian Andritch has specialized in the area of criminal law for almost a decade, and has the advantage of having been a seasoned prosecutor prior to dedicating himself to defending the rights of those charged with crimes.  Mr. Andritch's knowledge, experience, and skills enable him to fight aggressively to protect your rights.

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Fresno

At the Law Office of Brian C. Andritch , each case is given the full and personal attention of Mr. Andritch.  All types of criminal cases are accepted, including the following:

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney: Brian Andritch

Facing criminal charges is frightening and stressful.  How the pending charges against you are resolved directly impacts your future, and the consequences can be very serious, even life altering.  In the State of California, the penalties for criminal offenses are extremely severe, and can include application of the Three Strikes law against you.  It is critical that the lawyer you choose to represent you has the skills and experience to fight for your rights.  In choosing Brian Andritch to represent you, and to prepare and present your case in a court of law and in any necessary administrative hearings, you will have the support and advice of a skilled, experienced criminal defense lawyer.  Every case is reviewed carefully, and the defense strategy employed to protect your rights is specifically tailored to your individual situation.

Whether you are facing a misdemeanor DUI charge or a serious felony charge, your case will be a priority and will receive the skilled, personal attention that is required to initiate and pursue a strong defense on your behalf.  Each case is different and involves unique circumstances and evidence.  After a thorough review of the potential or existing charges and the case against you, you will be advised on the best defense options available to you and how the defense of your case will be pursued.  There are often many more defense options available than those charged with crimes realize.  For example, in some cases, errors made by the police open the door to evidentiary challenges in court, which may result in the suppression of some or all of the evidence against you.  Brian Andritch will fully explore the possible defense options with you and undertake to safeguard your rights in all types of criminal cases.

Please Call : (559) 355-4709

Attorney Profile

Brian C. Andritch

Brian C. Andritch is a Fresno area criminal defense attorney who represents those accused of crimes in both state and federal court. Mr. Andritch was born and raised in California's Central Valley and has practiced criminal law in Fresno County since 2000. Mr. Andritch was a Deputy District Attorney for Fresno County for almost eight years and served as the President of the Fresno County Prosecutors Association.

As a Deputy District Attorney, Mr. Andritch prosecuted a wide range of criminal cases, from misdemeanor
DUI's to serious felonies including  sex offenses and three-strikes cases. For two years, he was assigned to a special prosecutions position in which he was responsible for prosecuting repeat-offender DUIs and DUIs resulting in injury or death.  During the course of that assignment, he prosecuted more than 200 felony DUI cases.

Mr. Andritch is also a former Deputy City Attorney for the City of Fresno, during which time he prosecuted municipal code violations and served as the Assistant Legal Advisor to the Fresno Police Department.

Mr. Andritch was recently honored as a "Rising Star" in criminal law by the Northern California edition of Superlawyers magazine, which recognizes the accomplishments of attorneys under 40 years of age. Mr. Andritch was the only criminal law attorney in Fresno County to receive this honor.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Criminal Law - Felony, Misdemeanor Cases
  • Violent Crimes - Assault, Sexual Crimes
  • White Collar Crimes - Theft Offenses, Drug Cases
  • Three Strikes Cases

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • State of California, admitted in 1999
  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the State Bar of California 
  • United States District Court Eastern District of California, admitted in 2008

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
  • Juris Doctorate, 1998
  • California State University, Fresno, California
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business, 1995

Honors and Awards

  • "Superb" rating by AAVO
  • Northern California Superlawyers Rising Stars, 2009 - Present
  • Outstanding Service Award, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of Jeffery T. Hammerschmidt, Associate, 2008-2009
  • Fresno County District Attorney's Office, Deputy District Attorney, 2000-2008
  • City Attorney's Office, City of Fresno, Deputy City Attorney, 2001



Office Location:
516 W. Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93704

Contact the Law Office of Brian C. Andritch to speak with a Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney without delay if you have been arrested and charged with a crime in the Fresno area.

Please Call : (559) 355-4709

FAQS

Criminal Defense FAQS

Do I need a lawyer for a first DUI charge?

If you want to reduce the potential damage to your future and your life from a DUI conviction, it is strongly advised that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for assistance in defending you.  If you do not defend yourself and simply plead guilty, you are at the mercy of the court regarding the sentence you receive.  Attorney Brian Andritch can assist you by fighting the charge, seeking to reduce the charge, or pursuing alternative sentencing options, depending on the circumstances of your case.  DUI cases are a high priority for law enforcement agencies in the Fresno and surrounding areas, and they are taking a hard stand against anyone cited for or charged with driving while intoxicated.  However, this does not mean that you cannot successfully fight the charge, depending on the circumstances of your case.  Your choice of attorney can be critical to the outcome of your case.

What if I already have a previous DUI conviction and am arrested again?

This is potentially a very serious situation.  In California, the penal code provides for enhanced penalties against repeat offenders, and if convicted, you may face jail time and a steep fine, in addition to community service and a court ordered alcohol treatment program.  It is advised that you contact attorney Brian Andritch for a consultation and to obtain legal assistance in fighting this potentially serious charge.  Your first call after your arrest should be to an experienced criminal defense attorney, who can begin taking the legal steps necessary to protect your rights and minimize the potential for serious damage to your future and life.

What if I am being investigated for a serious crime, but have not been arrested?  

If you are under investigation for committing a criminal offense, you will most likely be arrested at some point.  Do not speak to any state or federal investigators without first retaining an attorney to protect your rights.  That seemingly friendly investigator is definitely not on your side.  He or she is looking for information to use to arrest you.  If you have been contacted by a law enforcement investigator or otherwise become aware that you are under investigation, you need to contact an experienced
Fresno criminal defense lawyer without delay. 

Do I still need an attorney if I am not guilty of the crime?

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, you cannot assume that you will not be convicted even though you did not commit the crime.  If you have been charged with a crime, the District Attorney's Office believes that there is sufficient evidence to convict you of that crime.  You would not be the first person found guilty of a crime you did not commit.  The failure to obtain legal counsel increases your risk of being convicted, regardless of your innocence.  If you have been arrested and charged with a crime in Fresno County or a neighboring county, it is critical that you obtain legal representation to protect your rights, and that you do so as quickly as possible after you are arrested.  A strong defense begins immediately after arrest.

I have an earlier felony conviction and have been arrested again.  What will happen?

If you have a past felony conviction on your criminal record and are convicted of a new criminal charge, you may face enhanced penalties at sentencing.  This is potentially a very serious situation that exposes you to the possibility of being sentenced under California's Three Strikes law.  Attorney Brian Andritch will review and evaluate your case, and advise you on how to best proceed to protect your rights and minimize your risk of facing harsh penalties, including prison time.  It is imperative that you seek the assistance of a skilled lawyer with the experience to properly assess your case and present the best defense possible against the charges.

What can the Law Office of Brian C. Andritch help me with?

The firm assists clients charged with all types of criminal offenses, from misdemeanor DUIs to serious felonies, including the following:

DUI Defense:

Criminal Defense:

Contact a Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney from the Law Office of Brian C. Andritch if you have been arrested and charged with a DUI or criminal offense in the Fresno area.

Brian C. Andritch

 

Brian C. Andritch is a Fresno area criminal defense attorney who represents those accused of crimes in both state and federal court. Mr. Andritch was born and raised in California's Central Valley and has practiced criminal law in Fresno County since 2000. Mr. Andritch was a Deputy District Attorney for Fresno County for almost eight years and served as the President of the Fresno County Prosecutors Association.

As a Deputy District Attorney, Mr. Andritch prosecuted a wide range of criminal cases, from misdemeanor
DUI's to serious felonies including  sex offenses and three-strikes cases. For two years, he was assigned to a special prosecutions position in which he was responsible for prosecuting repeat-offender DUIs and DUIs resulting in injury or death.  During the course of that assignment, he prosecuted more than 200 felony DUI cases.

Mr. Andritch is also a former Deputy City Attorney for the City of Fresno, during which time he prosecuted municipal code violations and served as the Assistant Legal Advisor to the Fresno Police Department.

Mr. Andritch was recently honored as a "Rising Star" in criminal law by the Northern California edition of Superlawyers magazine, which recognizes the accomplishments of attorneys under 40 years of age. Mr. Andritch was the only criminal law attorney in Fresno County to receive this honor.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Criminal Law - Felony, Misdemeanor Cases
  • Violent Crimes - Assault, Sexual Crimes
  • White Collar Crimes - Theft Offenses, Drug Cases
  • Three Strikes Cases

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • State of California, admitted in 1999
  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the State Bar of California 
  • United States District Court Eastern District of California, admitted in 2008

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
  • Juris Doctorate, 1998
  • California State University, Fresno, California
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business, 1995

Honors and Awards

  • "Superb" rating by AAVO
  • Northern California Superlawyers Rising Stars, 2009 - Present
  • Outstanding Service Award, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • California DUI Lawyers Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of Jeffery T. Hammerschmidt, Associate, 2008-2009
  • Fresno County District Attorney's Office, Deputy District Attorney, 2000-2008
  • City Attorney's Office, City of Fresno, Deputy City Attorney, 2001

Criminal Defense

Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney

Individuals who have been arrested and charged with a criminal offense are usually suffering from extreme stress and are fearful about the effect on their future, understandably so.  Criminal charges are very serious and the ramifications following a conviction can be life changing.  Never consider dealing with serious criminal charges without proven legal representation by an experienced attorney who has the skills to launch a strong defense on your behalf.  Attorney Brian Andritch has the skills and experience to defend his clients against all types of criminal charges, or potential criminal charges, including the following situations and offenses: 

Experienced and Proven Criminal Defense:  The Law Office of Brian C. Andritch

Attorney Brian Andritch spent almost eight years as a Deputy District Attorney, and has extensive experience in handling serious felony charges.  The value of this experience cannot be overstated.  Most criminal charges are resolved by plea bargain or trial, and the level of experience your attorney has working within the justice system and in the courtroom in front of judges and juries directly impacts the resolution of your case.  Extensive knowledge of the system and comfort in the courtroom are not attributes possessed by every attorney.  Your case must be presented with skill, knowledge, and professionalism.  Mr. Andritch has the skill, knowledge, and professionalism to guide you through the system from start to finish.  You will be advised regarding the significance of what has already happened, and informed of what to expect in the future as your case makes its way through the justice system.  It is very important that those accused of crimes be guided and supported, and be kept fully informed regarding the case against them.  Mr. Andritch is readily available to his clients, and believes that better results are achievable through close, personal attention to each case.

If you or a loved one is facing serious criminal charges, contact the Law Office of Brian C. Andritch.  Mr. Andritch will review your case, and evaluate the charges and evidence against you.  Following that review and evaluation, Mr. Andritch will advise you what to expect and what the next steps are in moving forward with the fight for your rights.

Contact Brian Andritch, a Fresno area criminal defense attorney if you have been arrested or charged with a crime. 

Drug Crime

Charged with a Drug Crime in Fresno?

Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney

When facing drug crime charges, most individuals are frightened and concerned about their future.  A conviction for a serious drug crime can result in years spent in state prison with the most hardened criminals in the state.   If you are charged with a serious drug crime, do not attempt to navigate the justice system without obtaining experienced legal representation by a Fresno drug crime defense attorney.  Brian Andritch will conduct a thorough review of the case against you, advise you what various defense options are available to you, and recommend the best course of action to take in defending against the charges.  Mr. Andritch has worked in the criminal justice system as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney for almost a decade and will provide you with a straightforward assessment of the case against you in all drug crime areas, including: 

  • Possession
  • Distribution
  • Manufacture
  • Transportation
  • Cultivation
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Drug crimes involving children
  • DUI with Drugs
  • Importation

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Fresno

Drug crimes vary in levels of seriousness, and some have extremely significant repercussions if you are convicted.  Crimes involving highly addictive drugs such as heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamines are examples.  You may face time in jail for merely possessing even a small quantity of one of the drugs in this category.  If law enforcement suspects that you are trafficking or manufacturing one of these drugs, you will face serious felony charges.  Brian Andritch has handled countless cases involving felony drug charges, and has the skill and experience to evaluate the case against you and advise you on the best defense strategy based on the case against you. 

Sometimes the constitutional rights of the accused were violated during the search and seizure phase of the case.  The importance of these rights is so great that if they were violated during the course of a search and seizure, the evidence is usually excluded and cannot be used against you in court.  This often results in the prosecution being unable to prove its case against you.  In his almost eight years as a Deputy District Attorney for the County of Fresno, Mr. Andritch handled hundreds of felony drug cases and as a result, he has the knowledge and experience to accurately evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution's case against you.  To safeguard your rights to the fullest extent possible, it is critical that you contact Mr. Andritch immediately after your arrest and prior to answering any questions from law enforcement.

Contact Brian Andritch, Fresno Drug Crime Defense Lawyer, if you have been arrested and charged with a drug crime in the Fresno area.

Sex Crime

Charged with a Sex Crime in Fresno?

Fresno Sex Crime Defense Attorney

Sex crimes are extremely serious and if you have been charged with a sex crime, it is imperative that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.  If convicted of a sex crime, you may spend time in jail or prison, where convicted sex offenders are looked upon unfavorably by inmates convicted of other types of crimes.  As a result, time spent in jail or prison is potentially much more dangerous than for other crimes.  Further, many sex crimes convictions make you ineligible for probation, and most sex crime convictions require registration as a sex offender.  This will subject you to difficulty in finding a place to live in general and may result in restrictions against where you can reside.  In addition, under California's version of Megan's Law, which is the penal code applicable to registered sex offenders, your name, address, and photograph are available to the public.  A sex crime conviction is a life altering event.  It is crucial that you take action and seek legal representation by a Fresno area criminal defense attorney with experience in sex crimes cases.  Brian Andritch has the experience and skills to assess the charges against you and evaluate the options available to defend you against these very tough charges.

Sex Crime Defense Lawyer in Fresno

Brian Andritch is a former Deputy District Attorney for Fresno County.  Mr. Andritch's last assignment during his almost eight years with the District Attorney's Office was as a prosecutor on the Sexual Assault Team, which is the team responsible for prosecuting felony sex crimes.  Mr. Andritch has experience in handling tough felony cases, and is prepared to aggressively defend clients who are charged with all types of sex crimes, including:

  • Rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Lewd acts
  • Prostitution
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual assault
  • Child sex crimes
  • Date rape
  • Spousal rape
  • Indecent exposure
  • Failure to register

Conviction of a sex crime can result in grim, lifelong consequences for the defendant.  Due to the severe penalties that attach to many sex crime charges, the importance of initiating a strong defense against the charges as soon after arrest as possible cannot be overstated.  It is critical that you seek representation by an experienced, skilled criminal defense attorney.  Each case is unique and will be thoroughly reviewed by Mr. Andritch, who will evaluate the facts and the evidence, and advise you on the best course of action to protect your rights and minimize your exposure to the harsh penalties that attach to sex crimes. 

In some situations, bitter divorces or break-ups have led ex-partners to make serious accusations that sex crimes were committed against them.  Sometimes those accusations are exaggerated and sometimes they are completely false.  The laws were written with great care and strength to protect victims of sex crimes, and as a result, even those falsely accused find themselves firmly in the grip of and at the mercy of the criminal justice system.  It is a frightening situation, and if charged, you must defend yourself as strongly and aggressively as possible in an attempt to shield yourself from consequences which can have a devastating and permanent effect on your life.

In the decade he has dedicated himself to working within the criminal justice system, Mr. Andritch has handled all types of sex crimes cases, and has the experience and skills to protect your rights to the fullest extent of the law. If you are being investigated for a sex crime or have been charged with a sex crime, it is critical that you contact Mr. Andritch as soon possible. Do not, under any circumstance, answer any questions from law enforcement or agree to meet with law enforcement without obtaining legal representation. The sooner you act, the sooner Mr. Andritch can evaluate your case and begin protecting your rights.

Contact Brian Andritch, Fresno Sex Crime Defense Lawyer, if you have been arrested and charged with a Sex Crime in the Fresno area.

Hit and Run

Fresno Hit and Run Lawyer

Criminal Defense Attorney for Hit and Run Cases in Fresno, California

If you are being investigated for or have been charged with a hit and run in the Fresno area, it is extremely important that you seek capable legal representation in your defense. To do so, contact the Fresno hit and run attorney at the Law Office of Brian C. Andritch as soon as possible to discuss the circumstances of the allegations against you. Mr. Andritch is a Criminal Law Specialist, certified by the California State Bar. He is also a former Deputy District Attorney who has prosecuted thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases. With his extensive experience and knowledge in criminal law, his proven track record in both federal and state courtrooms, and his dedication to providing the highest quality of legal service to his clients, your case will be in superior hands. He serves clients throughout Fresno County and the surrounding counties of Kings, Kern, Madera, Mariposa, and Tulare.

Hit and Run Cases in Fresno

Under California law, two types of hit and run cases exist, misdemeanor and felony cases. A misdemeanor hit and run occurs when you leave the scene of an accident in which there has been property damage caused to the other party without identifying yourself. A felony hit and run occurs when you leave the scene of an accident in which another party was injured without identifying yourself. These laws apply to every accident case regardless of who was at fault, how much damage was caused, or how little or extensive the physical injuries may have been.  

 If convicted of a hit and run, the penalties you may be facing include up to 3 years of informal probation, up to 6 months in a county jail, up to $1,000 in fines plus further court-assessed fees, restitution to victims for any property damage you may have caused in the accident, and 2 points on your driving record.

Let an Experienced Fresno Hit and Run Lawyer Help

As in any criminal case, your first and most important task is to engage the services of a reliable and effective attorney. By contacting Mr. Andritch, you will be taking an important step in protecting your rights and building a strong defense.

Accused of a hit and run? Contact the Fresno Hit and Run Attorney at the firm for a consultation about your case today!

Theft Crimes

Fresno Theft Crime Defense Lawyer

In any theft crime case, you want to seek out and retain a Fresno theft crime defense lawyer who is knowledgeable about the criminal justice system and experienced in the courtroom.  Brian Andritch has both prosecuted and defended those accused of theft crimes for almost a decade, and has the experience and skills necessary to defend all types of misdemeanor and felony theft crime charges, including: 

  • Petty theft, including shoplifting 
  • Grand theft (theft of items or services valued at more than $400.00)
  • Grand theft auto
  • Carjacking
  • Robbery
  • Armed robbery
  • Burglary

Theft Crime Defense Attorney in Fresno

Criminal charges of any type carry the potential for very serious consequences.  Alternative sentencing or probation may be successfully negotiated for some lesser charges while jail or prison time may result from a conviction of a more serious theft crime charge.  Law enforcement and prosecutors in Fresno County and the surrounding counties are dedicated to obtaining convictions against those charged with any and all crimes, from misdemeanors to the most serious felonies. Given the potential seriousness of theft crime charges, ensure that your rights are protected by contacting an experienced defense attorney immediately.

Attorney Brian Andritch will immediately review the charges and the case against you, and advise you on the strategies available to defend against the theft crime charges you are facing.  Individuals charged with crimes are often unaware of all the available options, and with his years of experience as a prosecutor, Mr. Andritch can ably assess the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution's case against you. To safeguard your rights and protect against being unfairly and harshly treated by the system, call Mr. Andritch as soon after your arrest as possible.

Contact Brian Andritch, Fresno area Theft Crime Attorney, if you have been arrested and charged with a theft crime in the Fresno area.

White Collar Crimes

Fresno White Collar Crimes Attorney

Criminal Defense Lawyer for White Collar Crimes in Fresno, California

If you are facing criminal charges of a white collar crime in Fresno or the surrounding counties of Kings, Kern, Madera, Mariposa, or Tulare, it is strongly advised that you seek professional legal representation from an attorney who is experienced is defending such cases and who will aggressively represent you in court. Fresno white collar crimes lawyer Brian Andritch is such an attorney, who has proven himself repeatedly throughout his successful career as a criminal defense attorney in the Fresno area. As a former Deputy District Attorney, he prosecuted thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases. Because of this, he knows intimately how the criminal justice system works on both sides of courtroom. With his extensive knowledge and skills, he can provide a defense strategy that will best suit the circumstances and facts of your particular case.

White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes are generally nonviolent crimes involving theft, fraud, deception, and misrepresentation. These crimes may be highly technical, involving a complex use of the internet and computers, and a specialized knowledge in a financial or business field. Those accused of white collar crimes are often business professionals, managers, accountants, and politicians. Examples of white collar crimes are embezzlement, bribery, identity theft, money laundering, investment scams, extortion, and tax evasion. These crimes may be prosecuted at both the state and federal level.

The penalties for a conviction of a white collar crime may be prison time, hefty fines, probation, and restitution of monies lost to victims, often with interest. The severity of the penalties will depend on the facts of the case, including the amount of money or property illegally obtained and how many victims were involved. Aside from these penalties, a conviction will give you a permanent criminal record which will follow you through your adult life, which can be accessed on a simple background check.   

Consult with a Fresno White Collar Crimes Attorney

The most important step you can take in your defense lies in your choice of an attorney to represent you. As a Criminal Law Specialist and veteran trial attorney, you will find Mr. Andritch to have an impressive and highly effective command of criminal defense. Contact his offices today to schedule a consultation about your case.

Accused of a white collar crime? Contact the Fresno White Collar Crimes Lawyer at the firm for experienced legal assistance today!

Federal Crimes

About Federal Crimes

Fresno Federal Crime Defense Attorney

If you are being investigated for a federal crime or have been charged with a federal crime, the situation is potentially very serious.  Federal crimes are taken very seriously by law enforcement and are prosecuted aggressively by federal government.  Federal crimes usually carry penalties much more severe than their criminal counterparts under California law, and can include lengthy sentences in federal prison.  The federal court system is completely different than the state court system, and federal prosecutors often have more resources at their disposal and are much less inclined to offer plea bargains.

If you are contacted by federal law enforcement, do not answer any questions or agree to any meetings without contacting a
Fresno federal crime defense lawyer. Attorney Brian Andritch has practiced in both federal and state court, and has the experience and skills to advise you regarding the charges, or potential charges, against you, and guide you through the often complex and frightening federal system. Mr. Andritch will evaluate your case and advise you on the options available to you. It is not advisable that you to attempt to proceed in the federal system without legal counsel. The consequences are simply too great to take that risk.

Federal Crime Defense Lawyer in Fresno

Serious crimes that are usually charged as federal crimes include the following:

  • Bank Robbery
  • Bank fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Drug crimes, including importation of drugs
  • Kidnapping
  • Crimes committed on federal property
  • Crimes involving commerce that cross state lines
  • Mail fraud
  • Child Pornography

When fraud is involved with financial institutions, the federal government usually gets involved.  This can be a frightening experience for the accused, and if you are under investigation and have not yet been arrested, you can expect an arrest will shortly occur.  In such cases it is absolutely vital that you do not answer questions from the FBI or other investigatory unit without first getting legal representation from a defense lawyer from the Law Office of Brian C. Andritch.  Your rights must be relentlessly protected, and your defense should begin at once, whether you are under investigation or have just been arrested.

Contact Brian Andritch, Fresno Federal Crime Defense Attorney, if you have been arrested and charged with a Federal Crime in the Fresno area.


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