You may have become comfortable with representing your clients from charges brought in state court, even when it involves complicated legal issues or hard-fought litigation. But if you do not yet have any federal criminal experience, the same cases, if brought in federal court, may appear daunting. They shouldn’t. With a little bit of understanding of the procedure in federal courts, and some experience, you can quickly become comfortable representing clients accused of federal crimes. This course will cover some of the basic hearings federal practitioners will confront, and steps they should take during typical criminal cases in federal courts, with a particular focus on the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas.
The course is presented by Andres Sanchez, an attorney with Foreman, DeGeurin & DeGeurin, in Houston, TX. Andres previously worked as an assistant district attorney in Galveston, TX, before becoming an assistant federal public defender in Houston. As an assistant public defender, Andres represented over 400 individuals accused of crimes in federal court. His practice today still focuses on defending individuals and business entities in federal courts.
Andres Sanchez represents clients in a wide variety of legal matters. Andres focuses on assisting international clients with domestic matters, as well as providing domestic clients with legal solutions in foreign jurisdictions. His clients are often individuals or small businesses who need assistance with legal matters abroad. Andres represents clients through extraditions, international investigations, foreign depositions, and assists domestic clients in hiring the right foreign counsel.
Prior to joining Foreman, DeGeurin & DeGeurin, Andres worked in the Federal Public Defender’s office in Houston. There, he represented clients in cases ranging from complex white collar offenses, such as mortgage and securities fraud, to violent crimes, such as armed bank robberies and drug trafficking offenses. Andres was also a successful prosecutor for the Galveston County District Attorney’s office. Immediately following law school, Andres worked in the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, in conjunction with a Croatian legal team representing a client accused of war crimes.
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