Federal Criminal Defense

In federal crimes it’s particularly important to have a skilled federal criminal defense attorney like Robert Richman as your advocate. While state court crimes are investigated by the local police, federal crimes are investigated by the FBI, SEC, IRS, ATF, DEA, and others. These agencies have almost unlimited investigative resources and access to the most sophisticated crime labs in the world.  Drug cases may make use of wiretaps or other electronic surveillance. Cases may rely on sophisticated DNA evidence or other forensic techniques. Robert Richman has been handling federal criminal cases for over 30 years.

Mr. Richman has represented individuals charged with drugs, murder, assault, sex crimes, firearms offenses, bank robbery, burglary, and immigration offenses, to name only a few. Drug and firearm offenses often trigger harsh mandatory minimum sentences in the event of a conviction, sometimes resulting in punishments more severe than in a homicide.

Robert Richman’s recent cases include the following:

  • He won a “not guilty” verdict for a defendant charged with illegal possession of a firearm, convincing a jury that the DNA evidence was unreliable and that the police lied.
  • He represented a defendant in the largest bank robbery in the history of the FBI.  In pretrial litigation, he was successful in preventing the government from using mitochondrial DNA evidence.
  • He convinced the Court that the search was illegal in a case involving illegal possession of a firearm found by the police during a search of the defendant’s vehicle. The court suppressed the gun and dismissed the charge.
  • He represented a highly decorated Navy veteran charged with bank robbery.

If you’re in need of representation for federal criminal charges, contact Mr. Richman to discuss your case today.

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ENDORSEMENTS

Federal Judge

"You are a very fine lawyer with great skills. Lawyers with your talent and ability, especially given your approach to zealous advocacy for your clients, truly make the criminal justice system better."

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Federal Prosecutor

"I rank him among the top 5 lawyers against whom I have worked.  He is a supurb writer, an impassioned advocate, and a great trial lawyer who has worked his whole career almost exclusively in federal court."

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Client

"I have had relationships with many attorneys over the years, and Mr. Richman has one of the finest legal minds I have ever encountered — a fact which has made many of his associates refer to him as scary smart."

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Federal Defense Lawyer

"Each time Robert tried a case, the first call I got was from the presiding Judge, complementing, and sometimes even raving about his performance.  That was followed by the jury's verdict, often in Robert's favor."  

Federal Judge

 "You are an ace in the deck." 

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Client

"At the end, when the verdict came in for full acquittal of all charges, Robert was as emotionally drained as I was.  I truly believe, that if not for his unshakeable belief in my innocence, his dedication and determination to represent me to the absolute best of his abilities, I would never have walked out of that courtroom a free man."

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Federal Prosecutor

"Mr. Richman is clearly one of the best defense attorneys against whom I have litigated.  He is a tremendous advocate on behalf of his clients, both in the courtroom, and in his written work.  In the courtroom, he combines passion and zeal with an incredible attention to detail.  Whether in arguments to the court or jury, or in questioning witnesses, he invariably identifies and exploits every possible weakness in the opposing case."

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Client

"When the trial finally started, Robert was consistently the calmest, best prepared and attentive lawyer in the courtroom.  He seemed to live and breathe my case for three months."

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Federal Defense Lawyer

"I can recall at least two specific instances when Robert's intellect and creativity led to solutions that no other member of the legal team envisioned.  On these occasions, his calm influence brought others to see the wisdom of his approach and he correctly persuaded members of the legal team to adopt what turned out to be the correct path."

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Client

"Mr. Richman did a great job by proving I was innocent.  He goes out of his way to understand all circumstances in an equal manner.  He will do all what's needed to get the job done."

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Federal Prosecutor

“Boy, did you have an uphill battle.  It’s really hard to believe your client was not convicted.  You did a fabulous job.”

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Federal Judge

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"He is an effective advocate who has a reputation among my colleagues on the federal bench as being extremely bright and creative and one of our very best criminal defense attorneys."

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Client

"Mr. Richman was not just a good lawyer in representing me; he is the best lawyer that I have ever known.  Prevailing was no small task as it was the only habeas corpus proceeding of its type that was successful in Minnesota Federal District Court in about 50 years."