I began my law career clerking for my father, a former judge in Phoenix, Arizona. We... more
I began my law career clerking for my father, a former judge in Phoenix, Arizona. We discussed rulings in cases as we commuted to Cave Creek, AZ. My father was a graduate of Northwestern Law School and a former Assistant United States Attorney. I graduated from Arizona State University with a BS in Economics and later attended California Western School of Law. My first jobwas with FederalDe... view profile
Sam Spital is a former California Deputy Attorney General, handling over 50 Criminal... more
Sam Spital is a former California Deputy Attorney General, handling over 50 Criminal Appeals to the California and U.S. Supreme Court. During that period of time, Sam was supervised by Senior Deputy Attorneys General (some of whom had gone on to become Judges in California), including the most recent Chief Justice Ron George of the California Supreme Court. Also, in his capacity as a DAG... view profile
The U.S. government, sometimes referred to as the “federal” government, has decided that a number of activities are criminal. These federal crimes are typically very serious and are tried in federal courts under special federal rules of procedure. Some examples of federal crimes include the use of biological weapons, acts of civil disorder, kidnapping, and racketeering, just to name a few. If you are accused of a federal crime, you should enlist the services of a federal crime lawyer who works with these federal laws and understands the federal courts and their procedures. This lawyer will be familiar not only with the elements of the crime you are charged with, but also with the defenses available to you.