High-Profile Criminal Defense Attorney in Sacramento, CA

More than 20 years’ combined legal experience as both a prosecutor and defense attorney has given Allen Sawyer a unique advantage. His  courtroom experience ranges from the U.S. Supreme Court to the State of California; Attorney Sawyer knows precisely what it takes to win a case. If you live in the Sacramento area and are presented with potentially facing criminal charges, even at a federal level, Allen Sawyer will bring his lengthy experience, coupled with an impassioned and knowledgeable defense, and deliver one goal: the best possible outcome.  

Practice Areas

Federal Crimes Defense Attorney

Federal crimes accusations come with severe penalties and challenging circumstances. Make no mistake about it: There’s no room for error when it comes to your defense. Allen Sawyer routinely defends clients accused of the most complex and serious federal crimes, including but not limited to:

  • Federal tax fraud
  • Drug trafficking
  • Weapons violations
  • Money laundering
  • Forgery and kiting
  • Bank and securities fraud

If you or a loved one has been accused of a serious federal crime in Sacramento, contact Allen Sawyer right away. Time is of the essence, so the sooner you reach out, the sooner a legal defense strategy can be mounted, which could help you reach a favorable outcome or settlement as well as avoid jail time.

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Criminal Defense Attorney

Whether the accusations against you are violent in nature or white collar, hiring an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Sacramento, such as Allen Sawyer, is paramount when it comes to ensuring you get a fair, even trial. Routinely immersed in high-profile cases, Allen Sawyer has defended his Sacramento-based clients against a wide range of criminal charges, equipping him with a special skillset and expertise upon which he can tap for your legal matter. 

Mr. Sawyer’s criminal defense practice includes but is not limited to: 

  • Embezzlement
  • Assault, Homicide and other Violent Personal Crimes
  • Aiding and Abetting, Conspiracy, and other Inchoate Crimes
  • Real estate fraud
  • Burglary, Larceny, and other Property Crimes
  • Drug charges, including reduction or expungement of marijuana-related offenses

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Drug Crime Defense Attorney

Drug charges range in severity, from simple possession to intent to sell. In any case, you have the right to a fair trial. Having spent considerable time as a prosecutor in California, Allen Sawyer has witnessed the devastating impact to the accused’s family, career, and finances, all resulting from a drug conviction. As Sacramento criminal defense attorney, Allen Sawyer looks beyond the stigma associated with drug crime charges and makes sure you receive equitable treatment.

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Embezzlement Crimes Defense Attorney

Embezzlement usually is considered a white-collar crime; however, it differs from fraud and standard theft in that it implies the breaching of a trusted relationship. As such, creating a defense against embezzlement charges entails a well-earned knowledge base, which Allen Sawyer has accumulated from his time practicing on both sides of the court. As with any criminal charge, Attorney Sawyer will work closely with you to ensure a winning outcome. Embezzlement charges rely on early action; the sooner you employ a legal expert negotiating and preparing a defense strategy, the earlier you can reach a favorable settlement. If you have been accused of embezzlement and need a Sacramento criminal defense attorney, please contact Allen Sawyer today!

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White-Collar Defense Attorney

White-collar crimes span a large number of offenses. The common denominator is with your legal defense: Hire the right counsel and start early. Allen Sawyer has spent decades on both sides of the aisle in a variety of high-profile white-collar cases. From preparing your favorable defense to negotiating settlements, Attorney Sawyer will guide you every step of the way with the goal of reaching the most favorable outcome and avoiding jail time entirely. As a Sacramento white-collar defense attorney, Allen Sawyer has worked with a wide variety of cases at the state and federal levels. You can rest assured that he will advocate for you as aggressively as possible.

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Hardworking and Caring

Mr. Sawyer is extremely hardworking and compassionate. He truly cares about what’s best for his clients and goes the extra mile to make sure you get the best possible outcome.



Sacramento, CA

High-Profile Criminal Defense in Sacramento, CA

Allen Sawyer has had the privilege of serving in the Sacramento area for years now, and is proud to also call this diverse and vibrant city home to one of his office locations. In fact, his reputation as a legal expert in the community has even afforded him the opportunity to serve as a criminal law expert on several local TV stations, including NBC affiliate KCRA-TV and CBS-13. Allen has had many legal successes in the Sacramento community, including securing an early jail release and admittance to home confinement for a client at heightened risk of contracting COVID-19, and can bring the same passionate defense to work towards a favorable outcome in your case.