High-Profile Criminal Defense Attorney in Stockton, 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, Stockton Criminal Defense Attorney Allen Sawyer knows what it takes to win a case. If you live in the Stockton, California, 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 Stockton, contact Allen Sawyer right away and let him know the details of your case. The earlier you reach out, the sooner a legal defense strategy can be mounted – one that could assist in reaching a favorable outcome, 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, hiring an experienced Stockton criminal defense attorney (such as Allen Sawyer) is critical to making sure you get a fair, even trial to ensure the best possible outcome for yourself. With a focus on high-profile cases, Allen Sawyer has defended his Stockton-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, Allen Sawyer has seen firsthand the devastating impact to your career, family, and finances that can come from a drug conviction. As a Stockton drug crimes defense attorney, 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, Mr. Sawyer will work closely with you to ensure a favorable outcome. When it comes to embezzlement charges, early action is key – the earlier 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; therefore, if you have been accused and need an embezzlement crimes defense attorney in Stockton, please 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 placed Mr. Sawyer on both sides of the court in a variety of high-profile white-collar cases, you can rest assured he is the man for the job. From preparing a case in your favor to negotiating settlements, Attorney Sawyer will 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 Stockton, 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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Conscientious, Ethical & Diligent

“I have consulted and hired Mr. Sawyer on numerous occasions. I have always found his performance to be impeccable. His is extremely informative and well versed in numerous aspects of the law. His advice has always been insightful and most importantly, useful! I have found him to be most trustworthy and ethical.”



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High-Profile Criminal Defense in Stockton, CA

Allen Sawyer has been delivering impassioned legal defense for residents of the Stockton area for much of his legal career, and has reaffirmed that commitment to this city not only through the clients he’s represented, but by establishing his primary office here. You might have heard of Allen Sawyer’s high-profile work representing former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silvia, and he’s also had the opportunity to work on a diverse range of criminal defense cases in other areas. Notable examples include securing an early jail release for a prisoner at high risk of contracting COVID-19, and getting drug charges against a client dismissed for violation of fourth amendment rights. Regardless of the exact nature of the charges against you, if you’re looking for a defense attorney who’s tough, experienced and diligent, contact Allen Sawyer today!