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Federal Criminal Defense

Our office defends federal criminal cases in the Northern District and Eastern District of California.

Our office handles the defense of federal white-collar crimes, including criminal labor law violations, environmental crimes, and workplace related fraud or theft matters. We also handle drug crimes, DUIs occurring on federal land or on federal property like in the Presidio of San Francisco, and other federal criminal law violations. Any offense occurring on federal land, like in the Presidio of San Francisco, National Park Service Land, or at places like the Veterans Hospital, can be prosecuted in federal court. We have defended clients facing prosecution for minor federal law violations, and clients accused of being part of more serious federal law violations.

Prior to opening his own law office, Mr. Sullivan worked in state court as a deputy public defender and also worked in a law firm in San Francisco for 2 years that handled a large variety of federal criminal law matters.

During his time working for a private law firm in San Francisco, prior to opening his own law office, Mr. Sullivan was regularly tasked in his associate role to work on large drug conspiracy matters. These matters required the review of dozens of hours of video or audio evidence. Some federal drug prosecutions will require defense counsel to review and evaluate massive amounts of discovery provided by the government. Mr. Sullivan also assisted during his time at prior law firm on an international extradition matter involving a request by the Republic of Ireland to the United States to extradite an Irish citizen to Ireland to face serious criminal charges. He also assisted on a complex federal bank robbery matter that involved extensive mitigation due to the medical condition of the defendant.

We offer a free initial consultation on all criminal law matters. Call today to discuss your matter.

Client Reviews
Mr. Sullivan helped me out during a very difficult time for me personally, and I am very satisfied with the outcome. He, unlike other attorneys that I spoke to, wasn't dramatic or falsely enthusiastic, and that was reassuring. He was savvy and realistic, experienced, a listener, flexible and affordable. D. Client
Over the past two years I have experienced extreme legal difficulties. We were unable to get help from anywhere. Within 24 hours of contacting Matt, I felt that I had finally found someone who could assist me in working towards resolving our situation. I highly recommend Mr. Sullivan. B. Client
I hired Mr. Sullivan to represent me in my DUI trial. He fought hard for me in a very difficult case, which we won. I was very happy with his services. It was obvious he cared about me and my case. He is a real attorney who will stand up for you. M.R.