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When you face serious criminal charges, you deserve a serious defense. Conaway & Strickler, P.C. is a top-rated criminal defense firm. Our Atlanta criminal defense lawyers possess nearly 30 years of combined experience defending individuals facing an array of serious criminal charges, from white collar offenses to cybercrimes to federal drug offenses.

Protection During Every Stage of The Legal Process

We are trial lawyers, and victory is our goal. We protect our clients during every stage of the legal process, from the beginning of a criminal investigation to final resolution of the case. Each and every client will benefit from:

  • Informative and straightforward legal counsel
  • Independent forensic investigations and expert collaboration
  • Protection and guidance with federal and state criminal investigations
  • Protection of rights, freedom, liberty and reputation
  • Preparation for litigation and trial

If you or someone you love is being accused of a crime, do not try to take on the situation alone. When you are facing serious criminal charges, you deserve a serious defense. If you are arrested, receive a subpoena from the government, a search warrant is executed on your home, business, or computer, or if you are being investigated for a federal or state crime, you need the legal team at Conaway & Strickler, P.C. Our criminal defense attorneys in Atlanta have over 25 years of experience defending individuals facing an array of serious criminal charges, ranging from white collar crimes—such as wire fraud and bank fraud, money laundering, RICO, cybercrimes, computer trespass, embezzlement, health care fraud, Medicare/Medicaid fraud, IRS criminal tax offenses (tax evasion, filing false tax returns, underreporting income, etc.), SEC investigations and prosecutions such as insider trading—to vehicular homicide, federal and state drug offenses, DEA investigations, sex offenses, burglary, arson, and many more. Our attorneys also assist companies who are victims of embezzlement, insider data theft, and cyber attack.

Atlanta White Collar Crime Attorneys

"White Collar” crimes include a wide variety of crimes and situations. If you are searching for an experienced white collar crime attorney, look no further. We have obtained successful resolutions for alleged fraud schemes related to billing Medicare for unnecessary durable medical equipment (DME), genetic testing (PGx and CGx), and even COVID-19 tests in the wake of the pandemic. Another emerging type of fraud the feds are cracking down on created by the pandemic is Paycheck Protection Plan (“PPP”) loan fraud. We are extremely versed on fighting both PPP loan and economic injury disaster loan (“EIDL”) fraud allegations.

White collar and complex regulatory enforcement actions can lead to devastating consequences for individuals and businesses. In addition to potential prison sentences, these matters can ruin a reputation, shutter a business, and have long lasting and negative impacts on an individual and his or her entire family. For that reason, you must select an Atlanta criminal defense attorney with the expertise and experience to get the job done.

It is key to call upon Conaway & Strickler, P.C. at the early stages to effectively handle white collar litigation and aim to resolve before criminal charges are even brought.

If you are facing a “target letter,” if the federal authorities have seized any of your property or records, or if you are facing an indictment, you need help now. The government has the power to seize your bank accounts, effectively shutting down your business, even if they do not have a solid case. These cases are heavily reliant on expert testimony. The criminal defense attorneys of Conaway & Strickler, P.C. in Atlanta can investigate in-house or refer to you industry-leading experts to effectively combat your case at trial.

If you need assistance, please call Conaway & Strickler, P.C., your white-collar crime attorneys at (404) 816-5000, and we can help!

Federal Crimes

Criminal cases that are investigated or prosecuted at the federal level are extremely consequential. The invasive power of the federal government brings nearly limitless resources and legal talent to the case against you, so consulting with a lawyer who is experienced and has a successful track record defending clients against federal charges is crucial to the favorable resolution of your case.

At Conaway & Strickler, P.C., our skilled criminal defense attorneys have experience in federal courts throughout the U.S., including district courts and appellate courts. We have represented U.S. citizens charged with crimes abroad and foreign nationals who face federal charges and international extradition. Our collective resources enable us to counter the aggressive tactics of federal prosecutors and federal agencies, including the FBI, IRS, FDA, USPS, DEA, ATF, Customs, Secret Service, Homeland Security, U.S. Marshals and other Department of Justice agencies.

With nearly 30 years of combined criminal defense experience in Georgia and at the federal level, our criminal defense lawyers based in Atlanta can guide you through every stage of the federal criminal justice system. Your rights deserve to be vigorously protected.

Georgia Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers

Contact us to speak with one of our Atlanta based criminal defense lawyers at (404) 816-5000. We can protect you in any stage of a federal criminal investigation or trial period, and all conversations are completely confidential.

What Crimes Are Federal Crimes?

The types of crimes that may be prosecuted in federal court are similar to those that are prosecuted in state courts, but they usually involve very strict consequences and at least one of the following four criteria:

  1. Alleged crime committed on federal property.
  2. Alleged crime in more than one state such as a kidnapping, drug trafficking or illegal merchandise transport across state lines.
  3. Alleged criminal activity that affects interstate commerce such as using USPS or an express mail service to transport fraudulent checks, counterfeit money, illegal merchandise or drugs.
  4. Federal official or agency is the victim of an alleged criminal act.

If you or a loved one is under investigation, or being charged with a federal crime, it is critical to retain the services of a highly influential criminal defense attorney at the Atlanta-based firm Conaway & Strickler, P.C. immediately. Federal investigators and prosecutors will take advantage of your unfamiliarity with federal procedures and scare you into thinking you have no options besides absolute submission.

We can intervene on your behalf today. We can negotiate for custody release and reduced charges, and we can possibly prevent arrest in even the most dire of situations.

Federal Criminal Defense Cases That We Handle

Our Atlanta-based criminal defense lawyers employ extensive resources as necessary through the investigation, development and defense of your customized case. We work with other experts who are among the best in their respective fields, and we take on the most challenging of cases, including:

Federal sentencing guidelines are strict. Federal prosecutors are relentless and resourceful, and federal law enforcement officials are some of the best trained agents in the world. Don’t take a chance when your future is on the line. Call our criminal defense lawyers in Atlanta today at (404) 816-5000 for an immediate response to your questions and prompt legal service. All discussions are completely confidential, and we offer free initial consultations.

Cyber Crimes

Cybercrimes are among our nation’s most common — and complicated — legal issues. Local police departments and federal agencies have created special “cyber units” to hunt down potential suspects online. These authorities also lure likely suspects into taking action that results in criminal charges and prosecution.

If you’re facing cybercrime charges, such as those stemming from identity theft, online stalking, cybersex offenses, or cyberterrorism, among others, you can be certain that prosecutors and investigators will prosecute your case aggressively. The penalties are serious. Those convicted find themselves facing heavy fines and prison sentences.

We can help. The attorneys at Conaway & Strickler, P.C. are recognized among the field’s leading cybercrime defense lawyers. Founding attorney Meg Strickler is co-chair of the iTechlaw Cybercrime Committee, a panel charged with developing guidance on cybercrime matters for lawyers around the world; she has lectured on cybercrime in Bangalore, Brussels, Tokyo, Paris and other global locales. Indeed, our firm understands the severity of cybercrime charges, and is prepared to defend its clients in state and federal court.

Professional Licensure

Whether you are a licensed attorney, teacher, realtor, insurance agent, doctor, nurse, chiropractor, or other medical professional, a strong defense and representation before the Board is crucial. Do not speak with the licensing board before hiring an attorney to consider all angles of your case. You worked hard for your license, and it is important to protect your investment. Any arrest can affect your license, so if you are under investigation or have been arrested, even if the allegation does not relate to your job, call a skilled criminal defense attorney at the Atlanta-based firm Conaway & Strickler, P.C. to ensure your rights and livelihood are protected. All consultations are completely confidential.

Drug Crimes

State and Federal drug crimes can range from a misdemeanor possession charge to charges of trafficking methamphetamines, heroin, cocaine, and marijuana. A vigorous defense focusing on the validity of a stop and search or execution of a search warrant, as well as a chain of custody and testing of any substances confiscated can change the entire case. At Conaway & Strickler, P.C., we are also experienced at helping clients with drug charges get the help they need and avoid jail time.

If you or a family member or friend has been accused of a drug crime, the Atlanta drug crimes lawyers at Conaway & Strickler, P.C., are here to work with you. Our goal is to clear your name and restore your freedom. We look forward to sitting down with you to discuss your case.

Tax Fraud

Criminal tax cases can begin with an investigation or civil penalty and lead to serious criminal charges if not vigorously defended. Criminal charges can result in a lengthy prison sentence, huge fines and restitution. Such charges are usually the result of an extensive, years-long investigation. As such, prosecutors rarely bring a case to trial unless they are certain they can win.

Accordingly, you need an experienced tax fraud lawyer who understands the federal tax fraud laws and can get up to speed quickly on your case. The attorneys at Conaway & Strickler, P.C. have the skills and resources necessary to take on the federal government in these complicated cases. We work with skilled investigators and forensic accountants to build a strong defense against these charges. In addition, we can help protect your assets from seizure. We are based in Atlanta, but serve clients throughout the U.S. and have developed a record of successful results.

We are Ready to Fight for You

Dedication to our clients is the touchstone of our practice philosophy and winning is always our goal. We investigate and consider all aspects of a case to ensure all available defense strategies are pursued to obtain the best resolution possible for our clients. We strive to prevent an arrest and protect our clients’ reputations during investigations. If an arrest cannot be prevented, we fight to mitigate the charges to the greatest extent possible by using our negotiation skills, with the ultimate goal being to either have the charges dismissed or negotiating a reduction in the charges and a favorable settlement before trial. We also use our extensive experience in drafting and arguing motions and zealously litigate the issues in the courtroom. If a trial becomes necessary, our clients know they are in excellent hands. We are trial lawyers, and have ample experience trying cases. At Conaway & Strickler, victory is always our #1 goal. We walk our clients through every stage of the legal process, from the beginning of a criminal investigation to final resolution of the case, to ensure that their constitutional rights are protected. To successfully fight the government, you need our firm’s dynamic courtroom and trial skills. Call our Atlanta criminal defense lawyers, 24/7, at (404) 816-5000 for your free, confidential case consultation.

National and International Recognition
One of America's Best Criminal Defense Firms - Newsweek

Our law firm is nationally and internationally recognized for handling challenging cases in the U.S. and abroad. We have represented clients and businesses both in and out of the courtroom:

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Locally, throughout the Atlanta metro region and Georgia
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Out of state, in federal jurisdictions throughout the U.S., including Florida, California, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Alabama, Virginia, Arkansas and others
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Outside the U.S., in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Cyprus, Dubai, Singapore, Indonesia, Argentina, Canada, Mexico and others
Client Reviews
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I am so very grateful to all of you for working diligently for him. I prayed Conaway & Strickler would have the skill to prove him innocent. And you did. God bless all of you, and thank you again. Liz
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Thank you for your magnificent representation of our son in court today. It seemed like everyone in the courtroom was against him, and you were his champion. My wife and I will never forget how you stood up in court for our son today. Thank you for saving him from jail and getting him a second chance at life. Peter and Darcy
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Our family wants to thank Conaway and Strickler for their professional and hard work in this case. We never thought this nightmare was going to be over so soon. With receiving a No Bill from the Grand Jury, my employer has given me my job back. This has been by far a true miracle. The R. Family
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Protection During Every Stage of The Legal Process

We are trial lawyers, and victory is our goal. We protect our clients during every stage of the legal process, from the beginning of a criminal investigation to final resolution of the case.

Each and every client will benefit from:

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Informative and straightforward legal counsel
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Independent forensic investigations and expert collaboration
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Protection and guidance with federal and state criminal investigations
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Assistance with jail bonds
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Protection of rights, freedom, liberty and reputation
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Preparation for litigation and trial
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Let Our Criminal Law Experts Help You

Dedication to our clients is the touchstone of our practice philosophy, and winning is always our goal. We strive to prevent an arrest and protect our clients’ reputations during investigations. If an arrest cannot be prevented, we fight to mitigate the charges to the greatest extent possible or get the charges our clients face dismissed.

Do NOT speak with law enforcement agents or detectives until you have consulted with and retained a criminal law attorney who can provide guidance on your rights.

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