The vast majority of criminal trials take place in state courts, which can make trying a federal criminal case seem daunting for many criminal defense attorneys. Added to this is the fact that more than 90% of federal criminal matters are resolved by way of a plea bargain rather than trial. However, the number of federal criminal statutes is increasing every year, and with it, the number of federal criminal defendants. Because of this, it is prudent for criminal defense practitioners to become acquainted with federal criminal trial procedures.
This course, presented by Patrick A. Mullin, Esq., will introduce practitioners to these procedures and familiarize viewers with the various phases of a federal criminal trial, from investigation through sentencing, and highlight some of the main differences between federal criminal trial procedures and various state court trial procedures.
Patrick A. Mullin is a veteran New York City criminal and tax defense attorney, specializing in complex, high-stakes criminal defense, and federal criminal and civil tax defense. He has a 40 year track record of relentlessly and successfully pursuing justice for the accused. His boutique law firm focuses on criminal and tax law. He has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Fort Lee, NJ, and is admitted to practice in thirty-one federal and state courts. He handles cases across the country and internationally.
Mr. Mullin holds an LLM in Taxation from New York University School of Law, and was honored as a Special Student of Harvard Law School's Graduate Program focusing on International Legal Studies. He began his career as a Law Intern to the Honorable Henry R. Bramwell in the Eastern District of New York (1978), and then served as Senior Law Clerk to the Honorable Dickinson R. Debevoise in the United States District of New Jersey (1979-1980).
Mr. Mullin presented oral argument before the United States Supreme Court in Melendez v. United States, a major federal criminal sentencing case. He served for 14 years as a member of the United States Sentencing Commission, Practitioners Advisory Group, (1995 - 2009), and he has consistently been selected for inclusion to Best Lawyers in America, Best Law Firms in America, Super Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Association's Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel's Top One Percent, among others. He is also a graduate of and served as an instructor at legendary Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, (2001 - 2006).
During the course of his 40-year career, Mr. Mullin has represented federal criminal defendants in countless notable cases, including:
Presenter's experience enabled him to speak to the listeners in an understandable way with practical anecdotes.
Well organized - nice to have comparison between state and federal to get some idea of complexity
The written materials will be an excellent resource. The lecture was informative and well organized. My favorite part was the advocacy and opinions. Too many attorneys (especially baby attorneys) don't grasp the reality of the practical aspects of criminal proceedings. I think the specific example of the man who lost his home even though he didn't do anything criminal (and that things like that are not uncommon) is extremely important for us to keep in mind.
This course provided information on some otherwise obscure matters of law.
Excellent, thorough presentation.
Materials were particularly good.
Best CLE this year.
Interesting information and well done and thought out presentation.
Enjoyed that. Have practiced in Texas and California.