Making a False Statement to a Federal Agent

Have you been charged with the Federal Felony Offense of Making a Material False Statement to a Federal Agent?

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.

Making a Material False Statement to a Federal Agent Bank 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

Making a False Statement to a Federal Agent Defense Lawyer Robert Fickman will fight for you

Making a Material False Statement to a Federal Agent is a crime under Federal Law. The Offense is found in 18 United States Code Section 1001. This section provides in pertinent part as follows:

Whoever in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative or judicial branch of the Government of the United States knowingly and willfully-

(1) Falsifies, conceals or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact;
(2) Makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or
(3) Makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any material false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry;

shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years. The statute provides up to 8 years imprisonment if the matter relates to domestic or international terrorism.

Successfully Defending Making A False Statement to a Federal Agent Charges

Federal agents will often seek to interview individuals who are suspected of a federal crime. The best way to avoid being charged with Making a False Statement to an agent is to retain counsel when one learns they are under investigation. When I am retained, I contact the Agent to see what they want to interview my client about. I find out if my client is a “target” of a criminal investigation, a” person of interest” or a witness. I will then do a full interview of my client. .Each case must be carefully considered and analyzed. If my client is a target of an investigation, I may determine that it is in his or her best interest to make no statement to the agents. On the other hand, If I am convinced my client has done nothing wrong, then I may advise my client to meet with the agents and answer their questions truthfully. If my client meets with the agents, I am always present to protect my client. I stress to my client, that under no circumstances should they lie to the agents. Lying to the agents will get them charged with Making a False Statement. If they lie they will only harm themselves. The Federal agents are very smart and most of the time they already know the answer to their questions. Those who think they can outsmart federal agents are gravely mistaken. The agents are intelligent, well-trained and well-prepared for any interview. A client should never meet with and lie to agents. If telling the truth will incriminate the client, then I simply decline to let my client participate in the interview. If a client keeps his mouth shut, he cannot be charged with making a false statement.

If you or a loved one are charged with Making a Material False Statement to a Federal Agent 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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