DALLAS CRIMINAL LAWYERS.: FEDERAL, STATE & APPEALS - BRODEN & MICKELSEN LLP

Federal Criminal Cases

Fraud Case Examples

  • Broden & Mickelsen represented a doctor charged with medicare fraud who faced a prison
    sentence and loss of his medical license. Shortly before trial, Broden & Mickelsen negotiated a
    settlement where the client was place on pretrial diversion without any conviction or damage to his
    license.
  • In July, 2014, Mick Mickelsen prevented a client from being charged with disability fraud in Federal court. The client was facing lengthy prison time under the federal sentencing guidelines, but due to the extenuating circumstances the Judge declined to impose a guideline sentence and placed him on probation.
  • A prominent Dallas business executive was charged in a complex case involving allegations of financial fraud of over $6 million. After a week long trial in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, he was found NOT GUILTY.

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  • A jury in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas NOT GUILTY verdicts on all 79 counts of a multi-defendant environmental lab fraud case. The case was tried by Mick Mickelsen and other prominent Dallas attorneys.

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  • On October 13, 2010, a jury in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas returned a NOT GUILTY verdict in a tax fraud case in which a client was charged with two of his brothers of filing 27 false corporate tax returns.
  • A jury in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas found a client charged with passing counterfeit money at the Galleria Mall NOT GUILTY.

Drug Case Examples

  • On February 21, 2008 in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (Midland Division), a client with three prior federal drug convictions who was facing 22-27 years imprisonment for being a career criminal was found NOT GUILTY of a new drug charge after a three day trial.
  • A District Judge in the Southern District of Florida, after the filing of a” Hyde Amendment Motion” by Broden & Mickelsen, found that the government’s prosecution of the defendant had been in bad faith and actually ordered the government to pay all attorney fees and costs incurred by the defendant. This is one of only a handful of Hyde Amendment motions that have ever been granted.

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  • A client who was charged with distributing large amounts of marijuana was found NOT GUILTY by a jury in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas after our investigation proved that the client was not in Dallas during the times the government claimed he was distributing marijuana.
  • A United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida dismissed a federal drug case involving large amounts of cocaine on the second day of trial because of the government’s discovery violations. The client, who had previously been represented by ten different lawyers, was released after spending over seven years in prison.

Other Trial Examples

  • In March 2014, Former Texas Instruments employee was charged with stealing trade secrets for the benefit of a Chinese company in a multi-count indictment in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Mick Mickelsen was part of a trial team that secured NOT GUILTY verdict on all counts

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  • Two defendants were charged with computer sabotage in federal court in the the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. One defendant was represented by Mick Mickelsen and was found NOT GUILTY of all counts by the jury. The other defendant, represented by another lawyer, was convicted.
  • Several months later, another client was charged with computer sabotage this time in the Northern District of Texas Forth Worth Division. The client, who was represented by Clint Broden, was facing approximately three years imprisonment but was found NOT GUILTY by the jury on all counts.
  • A client charged in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas with being a felon in possession of a firearm was found NOT GUILTY after only nine minutes of deliberation by a federal jury.
  • A Motion to Dismiss was granted by the District Court for the Northern District of Florida in a case in which a Texas father was charged with failure to pay child support. The defendant was actually the husband of an employee of the federal probation department.
  • Broden and Mickelsen was appointed to represent a man charged with threatening to kill President Clinton. Both Mick Mickelsen and Clint Broden represented the client at trial and he was found NOT GUILTY after a bench trial.

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Evidence Suppressed

  • All evidence was suppressed following a roadside stop by DPS officers in a bankruptcy fraud case in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

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  • All evidence was suppressed following the search of a client’s car and the seizure of a gun in a case in which the client faced a fifteen year mandatory imprisonment sentence because of his prior felony record. The case was heard in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
  • All evidence suppressed following the search of a client’s home in a case in which the client faced a ten year mandatory imprisonment sentence. The case was heard in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
  • All evidence suppressed following search of a client’s home in a case in which the client faced a five year mandatory imprisonment sentence. The case was heard in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Sentencing Hearings

  • Client faced 20 year imprisonment for money laundering in connection with drug trafficking. Client ultimately sentenced to three years probation. (September 2013)
  • Client faced a minimum of 151 months imprisonment under the United States Sentencing Guidelines at the time of her sentencing. Based upon Broden & Mickelsen Sentencing Memorandum, the judge granted a downward variance and sentenced the client to 73 months.
  • Broden & Mickelsen represented a lawyer charged in the “city hall” scandal, one of the biggest federal cases in the history of the Northern District of Texas. Many of the defendants were sentenced to lengthy prison terms of more than a decade. Our client was sentenced to only twelve months imprisonment.
  • A client charged with dumping toxic waste was convicted at a trial held in the Northern District of Texas while being represented by another lawyer. The client faced more than six year imprisonment. After a lengthy sentencing hearing, the client was sentenced to only fifteen months imprisonment.
  • A client charged with bank fraud in the Fort Worth Division of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas was convicted at a trial while being represented by another lawyer. The client faced approximately three year imprisonment. After a lengthy sentencing hearing, the client was sentenced to only six months imprisonment.
  • A client went to trial and was convicted with another attorney in the Austin Division of the Western District of Texas but hired Broden & Mickelsen to represent him at sentencing. Despite facing 5 years imprisonment under the sentencing guidelines, the client was sentenced to only 1 year imprisonment over the vehement protests of the United States Attorney’s Office.
  • A client who pleaded guilty and admitted to being part of a $30,000,000 fraud scheme in the Northern District of Texas received a sentence of probation based upon the firm’s advocacy at sentencing.

Forfeiture Cases

Often times, clients are charged with criminal offenses AND have valuable property seized. Broden & Mickelsen fight for their clients to get that property back.

  • A client’s home and jewelry were returned after being seized by the Department of Homeland Security in a federal drug case.
  • $28,000 was returned to a client after being seized by the DEA at the airport.
  • Over $9,000 was returned to a client after being seized by Odessa police in a car carrying a distributable quantity of cocaine.