High-Profile Criminal Defense Attorney in Sacramento, CA

With over 20 years of legal experience as both a prosecutor and defense attorney, in courtrooms ranging from the State of California to the U.S. Supreme Court, Allen Sawyer knows what it takes to win a case. If you live in the Sacramento area and find yourself facing criminal charges, even at a federal level, Allen Sawyer will bring impassioned and knowledgeable defense with one goal in mind: bringing you the best possible outcome.

Practice Areas

Federal Crimes Defense Attorney

When it comes to federal crime accusations, the penalties can be incredibly severe, and there’s no room for error when it comes to your defense. Allen Sawyer has successfully defended many clients accused of the most complex and serious federal crimes, including:

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

If you’ve been accused of these or any other serious federal crime in Sacramento, contact Allen Sawyer right away and let him know the details of your case. The sooner you reach out, the sooner a legal defense strategy can be mounted – one that 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 white-collar or violent in nature, an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Sacramento, CA is critical to making sure you get a fair, even trial and that you can work towards the best possible outcome for yourself. With a focus on high-profile cases, Allen Sawyer has defended his Sacramento-based clients against a wide variety of criminal charges, equipping him with a unique cache of legal knowledge and expertise that he can draw on in your case. His areas of practice in criminal defense include:

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

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Drug Crime Defense Attorney

No matter the level or severity of your drug charges, from simple possession to intent to sell, you have the right to counsel and a fair trial. Having spent considerable time as a prosecutor in California, he’s seen firsthand the devastating impact to your career, family and finances that can come from a drug conviction. As a drug crime defense attorney in Sacramento, Allen Sawyer looks past the stigma associated with these charges to make sure that you receive equitable treatment.

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Embezzlement Crimes Defense Attorney

Typically considered to be a white-collar crime, embezzlement differs from standard theft and fraud charges in that it specifically implies the breaching of a relationship of trust. As such, mounting a defense against embezzlement charges requires a unique and well-earned knowledge set, one which Allen Sawyer proudly possesses from his time on both sides of the court. As with any criminal charge, white-collar or otherwise, he will work closely with you to ensure a favorable outcome. When it comes to embezzlement charges, early action is key – the sooner you have a legal expert negotiating and preparing a strategy on your behalf, the sooner you can stage an adequate defense or reach a favorable settlement, so if you’ve been accused and need an embezzlement crimes defense attorney in Sacramento, contact Allen Sawyer today!

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White-Collar Defense Attorney

While a large number of offenses fall under the umbrella of “white-collar crime,” two common threads run through all of them: the importance of beginning your legal defense early, and the even more crucial matter of making sure that you hire the right counsel. With a career that has seen him on both sides of the court in a variety of high-profile white-collar cases, Allen Sawyer is the man for the job. From preparing a case in your favor to negotiating settlements, he’ll be by your side every step of the way with the goal of reaching the most favorable outcome and avoiding jail time entirely. As a white-collar defense attorney in Sacramento, Allen Sawyer has seen it all locally and up to the U.S. Supreme Court. He will advocate for you to the fiercest extent 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.