Federal Bank Robbery

Have you been charged with a Federal Bank Robbery?

Federal Criminal Charges can Cost You Your Career and your Freedom.

You need a Criminal Defense Lawyer that you can Trust to Fight to get you the Best Possible Outcome.

Being investigated or charged with any Federal offense can be shocking. You may feel angry, upset, or scared. All of these reactions are normal. I have represented over 275 clients in Federal Court. I understand what you are going through. I know how important your freedom and career are to you and your family. With so much at stake, you want a lawyer who understands what you are going through. You also want a lawyer who knows how best to fight the Federal Government. Finally, you want a lawyer who will do everything in his power to achieve the best possible result for you and your family. That is what I do in every case. I work hard to get the best possible outcome for my client and their family.

Federal Bank Robbery is a serious Federal offense.
All Federal crimes are serious. Federal law enforcement authorities have vast resources at their disposal to investigate and prosecute. Federal sentencing is often harsh. There is no parole in the Federal system. Those who are sentenced to do Federal prison sentences have to serve most of their sentence before they are released. Federal probation is very difficult to obtain. People under investigation or charged with any Federal offense must fight to protect their liberty.

Houston criminal defense lawyer Robert Fickman has been defending clients in federal court for over 30 years. He has handled over 275 federal cases. He has stopped federal charges from being filed. He has gotten federal charges dismissed. He has tried and won federal jury trials and federal bench trials. His longest federal trial lasted 9 weeks and his client was acquitted on all charges. Houston criminal defense lawyer Robert Fickman has spent his entire career defending people. Robert Fickman is proud that during his career he never prosecuted a single soul.

Here are some of my recent successful Federal case outcomes:

2019 Charge: Federal Kidnapping, (United States v. L.S.)
Result: Not Guilty

2019 Charge: Federal Theft of Public Money & Healthcare Fraud (United States v. S.N.)
Result: Probation, No Jail time

2018 Charge: Federal Income Tax Evasion, (United States v. T.J.)
Result: Probation, No Jail time

2018 Charge: Federal Terroristic Threat, (United States v. J.M.)
Result: Stopped charges from being Filed

2017 Charge: Federal Bankruptcy Fraud, (United States v. D.R.)
Result: Probation, No Jail time

2017 Charge: Impersonating a Federal Agent, (United States v. T.L.)
Result: Stopped Charges from being Filed

2014 Charges: Drug Conspiracy & Possession of a Firearm by Illegal Alien, (United States v. A.R.F.)
Result: All charges Dismissed

Federal Bank Robbery Defense Lawyer Robert Fickman will fight for you

Bank Robbery is a crime under Federal Law. The Offense is found in 18 United States Code Section 2113. This section provides in pertinent part as follows:

Whoever, by force and violence, or by intimidation, takes, or attempts to take, from the person or presence of another, or obtains or attempts to obtain by extortion any property or money or any other thing of value belonging to, or in the care, custody, control, management, or possession of, any bank, credit union, or any savings and loan association; or

Whoever enters or attempts to enter any bank, credit union, or any savings and loan association, or any building used in whole or in part as a bank, credit union, or as a savings and loan association, with intent to commit in such bank, credit union, or in such savings and loan association, or building, or part thereof, so used any felony affecting such bank, credit union, or such savings and loan association and in violation of any statute of the United States, or any larceny-

Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.

Successfully Defending Federal Bank Robbery Charges

I have defended individuals charged with bank robbery or conspiracy to commit bank robbery. There are several potential defenses to these charges. Knowing people who engaged in a bank robbery, does not make one guilty of participating in a conspiracy to commit bank robbery. One can know someone without conspiring with them to break the law. One can be around a person who is conspiring to break the law, without joining in the conspiracy. Under the law, Mere Presence is not enough to make someone guilty of participating in a federal conspiracy to commit bank robbery.

The Government has a vast array of tools that they use to try to prove someone is guilty of a bank robbery. They may attempt to use surveillance video, eyewitness identifications, and cellular phone tracking. All of these law enforcement tools can be challenged. For instance, eyewitnesses are often mistaken. Robberies occur very quickly, witnesses are under stress and it is more than possible that they might identify the wrong person as having participated in the robbery.

In almost every Bank robbery case, the Government will charge the accused with Bank Robbery and with Use of a Firearm during a crime of violence. In other words, the Government will charge the accused with Robbery and with a separate gun count. The gun count is very serious. If one is convicted of the gun count the sentence for the gun count is stacked on top of any sentence for the robbery county. The amount of potential time a person can get depends on whether the charge involves possessing, brandishing or discharging the firearm. These charges are very serious.

If you or a loved one are charged with Bank Robbery or Conspiracy to Commit Bank Robbery and you want an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer who will fight for you and your family, contact Houston criminal defense lawyer Robert Fickman today. Schedule an appointment today with Houston criminal defense Lawyer Robert Fickman. Call him at 713-655-7400.

Client Testimonials As Posted at AVVO.com

God bless Robb Fickman
5.0 stars
Posted by anonymous
January 15, 2020

Mr. Fickman was recommended to me after an error in judgment (aka breaking the law) landed me in criminal court. There is so much going on in a criminal case, hiring someone out of a phone book just won’t do. After the first several hour long consultation we discussed the fee and that was what it was throughout the year long ordeal. The ability of Mr. Fickman to maneuver through the entire process helped me maintain my calm. One has to remember that the lawyer is more than just someone whom will represent them. I learned that the lawyer is the intermediary with the DA. I believe Mr. Fickman’s professionalism was the ingredient that that helped to get the case dismissed. His having an excellent assistant went a long way, as well. Martha was the icing on the cake for his services. Thank you, Mr. Fickman (and Martha).

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Impactful, Intentional Attorney
5.0 stars
Posted by Markethia
September 26, 2019

I am honored to write this review and expression my gratitude to and appreciation for Mr. Fickman for his time, feedback, and assistance. I am confident in his ability because Mr. Fickman is very thorough, analytical, and practical in his approach to represent you best as a client. He will keep you abreast of your case and the many possibilities that could and could not happen. I would recommend Mr. Fickman because he will do due diligence for you due to his work ethic, his morals, and values he has set as an attorney. In summation, Mr. Fickman is resourceful and energetic individual who will be constructively and active involved in your case from start to finish.

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Need more stars to put on this review
5.0 stars
Posted by Leyla & Lydia
August 23, 2018

My brother Tadeo was looking to 25 years minimum to life in prison for assault on a peace officer. Granted he has an extensive criminal background from violent crimes to sexual assault. I am glad a friend referred us to him best investment ever. After consulting several attorneys all of which recommend he plead out we are glad we hired Mr. Fickman. Mr Fickman we are forever grateful and by the way my brother had his charges dismissed and is a free man.

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I’M A FREE MAN
5.0 stars
Posted by anonymous
July 5, 2018

Robb has worked on my Federal case for 5 years, the outcome today was spectacular. NO JAIL TIME. I highly recommend Robb, be honest to him about everything and he will do his absolute best job to represent you. He’s very detailed, when I went to him 5 years ago he asked me questions that I thought what in the he** does he need this information for…. he needed it to defend me fairly.

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Great attorney
5.0 stars
Posted by anonymous
June 29, 2018

Mr. Fickman went above and beyond my expectations for my case. He was under the weather during the beginning of my case and still worked hard through it all. He is detailed, intelligent, and driven. Great attorney, would recommend to anyone.

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Great Guy and Attourney who fights for you!
5.0 stars
Posted by Michael
May 14, 2018

Mr. Fickman took my case and did everything possible to make sure the outcome was a positive one for me. In the end, after completing all of the steps I was asked to do by the courts, my case was ultimately dismissed. I couldn’t have asked for anymore more real and understanding. I would definitely recommend Mr. Fickman.

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DREAT MAN AWESOME ATTORNEY
5.0 stars
Posted by Raymond
December 5, 2017

Robert fickman will do everything to represent you as your attorney He is very thorough. Robert fickman listens to his clients and treat you as a person I was very pleased with my outcome thank you always

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Profesional and Experienced. Great as a Defense Sexual Assault Attorney
5.0 stars
Posted by Daniela
September 6, 2017

Very experienced lawyer. Hired Mr. Fickman to represent my dad in a Sexual Assault case. Such case got dismissed at the Grand Jury. The lawyer informed us of every step during the 7-month process and was always honest and profesional. Hope to never have to hire again but in a situation like the one we had this is a lawyer that will have your back and fight his hardest for his clients interests.

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Hard working
5.0 stars
Posted by Anthony
August 12, 2017

Mr Fickman helped me with a MRP. He came prepared and organized on court dates. A very hard working attorney that always answered all my questions. He communicated with my family and always returned my calls. Thank you , Rob.

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Gets the job done
5.0 stars
Posted by Jonathan
March 15, 2017

From the initial consultation, Robb was very thorough and very personable. Given the circumstance and possible outcomes with a possibility of an upgraded charge, he helped me get what exactly I had in mind prior to hiring him. Hopefully I don’t need to but have no reservations on hiring him again if needed. Thank you Sir!

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A SUMMARY OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY ROBERT FICKMAN’S CREDENTIALS

  • Robert Fickman has been a criminal defense attorney in Houston for 38 Years.
  • Robert Fickman has handled and won a vast array of cases in State and Federal Court
  • Robert Fickman has argued many cases before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Robert Fickman has had an AV Rating (the highest rating) with Martindale Hubbell for over 20 years.
  • Robert Fickman has been named a “Texas Super Lawyer” since 2015.
  • Robert Fickman is well-respected by his peers and he has received numerous awards.
  • Robert Fickman was the President of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA) from 2006-2007.
  • Robert Fickman is a past Board Member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA).
  • Robert Fickman serves on the HCCLA and TCDLA Strike Forces where he is called upon to come to the aid of other criminal defense lawyers.
  • Robert Fickman is an outstanding public speaker. Robert Fickman was on the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers “Best of 2010 Speakers” and “Best of 2014 “Speakers Disk.”
  • Robert Fickman was named “Mr. Declaration of Independence.” in the Texas State Bar Journal for his volunteerism.

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