Federal Criminal Defense Attorney with offices located in

the southern district of Florida

Being investigated or arrested for a violation of the United State Code is a serious matter.  Federal Law Enforcement Agencies are highly skilled in the investigation of the criminal and penal code of the federal government of the United States and often build a strong case against alleged offenders before a person even realizes he or she is being investigated. Federal government prosecutors are aggressive in their prosecution of alleged federal offenders and often seek stiff penalties. Harsh penalties for committing a violation of the United States Code include prison sentences, expensive fines, and probation. Whether you have already been charged with a federal crime or you fear you may be under investigation for a federal crime anywhere in Florida or anywhere across the nation, it is vital that you seek legal representation from a seasoned federal criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. We defend federal clients spanning all of the United States District Courts of Florida and nationwide on a case by case basis.


Many people think of federal crimes as “white collar crimes,” such as fraud and embezzlement; however, federal crimes include any offenses that violate the U.S. Criminal Code as well as criminal offenses that occur on federal government property.  The following is a non-exhaustive list of federal offenses, all of which may result in serious criminal penalties if convicted:

  • Tax Evasion
  • Money Laundering
  • Embezzlement
  • Mail Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Money Laundering
  • Forfeiture Cases
  • Racketeering
  • False Statements
  • Bank  Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Bank Robbery
  • Computer Crimes
  • Extortion
  • Cyber Bullying
  • Hate Crimes
  • Kidnapping
  • Firearm Crimes
  • Drug Trafficking
  • And More


Some federal criminal offenses also violate Florida state laws or state laws of the jurisdiction where the crime was alleged to have occurred; therefore, it is possible you will face charges in State court, in addition to federal district court. Penalties for federal criminal convictions are severe and likely to include incarceration. Sentencing for federal crimes is based upon the Federal Sentencing Guidelines set forth by the United States Sentencing Commission. Punishment for a federal criminal conviction may involve the following:

  • Federal prison sentence
  • Community service
  • Paying restitution to the victim
  • Probation
  • Supervised Release
  • Monetary fines
  • The death penalty

According to the United States Sentencing Commission, most convicted federal crime offenders are sentenced to prison, and the length of a federal crime prison term depends upon the seriousness of the offense and the offender’s criminal history. With such harsh penalties for federal crimes, it is imperative that you contact federal criminal defense lawyer who has the experience necessary to defend you against federal crimes in the Southern, Middle, and Northern District of Florida or in any federal jurisdiction across the nation—before it is too late.


If you believe you might be under investigation for a federal crime in the Southern, Middle or Northern District of Florida or anywhere across the nation or if you have already been charged with a federal crime, you need a dedicated and experienced federal criminal defense attorney to protect your rights. Due to the vast difference between state and federal crime guidelines, it is crucial to hire a federal criminal defense lawyer with extensive knowledge of federal law. Aggressive federal criminal defense lawyer , Chad Piotrowski, represents clients charged with federal offenses all over Florida and nationwide. Contact the Law Offices of Chad Piotrowski today to arrange a confidential review of your federal criminal case.

Our Clients

[There] aren’t that many people left in this world that give you[their] word and keep it. Chad genuinely cares about the problem at hand. Whether minute or something very serious you can sit back and relax, knowing you have the best representation available. I would recommend Chad to my family and friends.

– Client

(Jan 15, 2013) I had the distinct pleasure of working closely with Chad when we were both supervising attorneys within the Domestic Violence Unit at the State Attorney’s Office here in Miami-Dade County. We successfully tried numerous jury trials together, and I always look forward to the opportunity of working with him again on any matter. Chad is a phenomenal attorney whose training, experience, intelligence and trial skills are only matched by his commitment to excellence. He is very trustworthy, hard working, and always uses his experience to get positive results for his clients without fail. As such, Chad’s stellar reputation amongst the legal community is very well deserved.

– Robin Pimentel (Worked together on matter)

I have known Chad as both a dedicated prosecutor as well as an aggressive criminal defense lawyer who regularly achieves well beyond his clients’ expectations.

– Thomas Mote (Fellow lawyer in community)

(Feb 7, 2013) Mr. Piotrowski is a highly skilled lawyer. He has an outstanding reputation with the judges. I endorse this lawyer!

– Frank Gaviria (Fellow lawyer in community)

(Jan 8, 2018) When i first contacted through email i was suprised and impressed that he was willing to call me to discuss the case at 10pm. He was honest and real reasonable priced and didnt use agressive sales and fear tactics like other lawyers use. He treated me fairly and not like a criminal. Was falsely arrested by miami dade narc cops for preworkout supplement that they claimed was opoids and 100% cbd hemp oil that they claimed is thc oil. Chad was agressive and moved quickly got this case dismised at the araignment for a reasonable price.

– Doug (Case dismissed at araignment)

(Oct 26, 2017) I called Chad on a weekend for a free consult, he was at the park with his family, he was hired on the spot as we spoke. We researched him online extensively, read reviews etc. During the months of anxiety, Chad would call/text to explain anything or address concerns and try to calm my nerves. He doesn’t act/talk strict & binding. He’s very hands-on, experienced, knows his work, 110% trustworthy, very out-going, straight-forward tells you as it is, crack jokes, and actually keeps in communication, which is very important, because being informed helps you to understand everything as you go along. So, here you have a lawyer who is not only good at law but is a people’s person, not like some unpleasant, overpriced ones out there. We recommend Chad to ANYONE. If you’re in doubt or worried about something, trust HIM! He was also very affordable and had a very convenient payment plan. CASE DISMISSED.

– Anonymous

(Jan 8, 2017) Chad is an excellent attorney. As a working parent I was not able to be at court to support my daughter while going through criminal charges. Chad was there every single time supporting my daughter by keeping her informed, by contacting her previous attorneys from out of State to reduce her case from criminal to civil. There are no words I can ever express to convey my gratitude.
Thank you Chad

– Carmen

(Jan 6, 2016) I had three trumped up felony charges over something that should have been a police warning at most and the prosecution really, really wanted to pin on me.
Chad went above and beyond both in how he treated me and how he handled the case. My life isn’t ruined right now because of him. He got everything DISMISSED while every other attorney i spoke to were happy to take whatever offer they were given, still leaving me with a ruined record.
Chad, thank you, hiring you was the best decision I’ve ever made.

– Raymond

(Dec 4, 2013) Chad was fantastic. I had a felony case, and as my first offense, I was scared and confused on the entire process. I am glad I choose Chad to represent me, after speaking with so many lawyers. He was honest and detailed from the beginning. He got my case dismissed.

– Anonymous

If you need a lawyer in Miami I suggest you go with Chad Piotrowski. He was very adamant about beating my case. He put in maximum effort into my case. He mad me feel comfortable and confident the entire way throughout my case. In the end he fought to get me the very possible outcome. I would definitely retain his services again and recommend him to friends and family. Thank you Chad.

– Julian Sanchez

GREAT! Experience
Mr. Piotrowski is very professional. Mr. Piotrowski represented my nephew and we couldn’t ask for a better attorney. There was never a call not answered, emails and text messages were always answered.
I would refer anyone to mr. Piotrowski I would trust him with anyone in my family. If you need an attorney I guarantee Mr. Piotrowski is the one!!!
Thank you again!!

– Salazar & Moreno Family

I came to Mr. Piotrowski through a friend Ozz Lopez after we had been in pretty bad accident. He was bery attentive from day one. He quickly got us all the medical attention we needed. He explained how everything would work in detail. He went over what were the next steps we needed to take in order to get the care and compensation we deserved. He kept in touch through are physical therapy. He then went to work for us. I am pleased to say he has not let us down. We have been taken care of physically and finacially. Thank You Mr. Priotrowski & Mr. Poses for your help! Five Stars!

– Robert Perez


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169 East Flagler Street,
Suite 1600,
Miami, Florida 33131

Phone: 305.204.5000


Fax: 305.204.6000

Working hours:

Monday-Friday: 9:00am – 05:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 04:00pm
Sunday: Closed

101 NE 3rd Avenue,
Suite 1500,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone: 954.947.5000


Fax: 954.947.6000

Working hours:

Monday-Friday: 9:00am – 05:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 04:00pm
Sunday: Closed

515 North Flagler Drive,
Suite P-300,
West Palm Beach, FI 33401

Phone: 561.614.5000


Fax: 561.614.6000

Working hours:

Monday-Friday: 9:00am – 05:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 04:00pm
Sunday: Closed