Areas of Practice

IMG_8113Silverman Law Group attorneys practice in both federal and state court nationwide.  Mr. Silverman is licensed to practice in Texas.  Mrs. Silverman is licensed to practice in Texas and Mississippi.  However, both Mr. Silverman and Mrs. Silverman have been admitted to practice pro hac vice in federal courts across the country.   In addition, they have been admitted to practice pro hac vice in various other state courts.  Pro hac vice means they were allowed to defend an accused in a state or federal court for that particular case.    It is often extremely beneficial for an accused person to have the fresh ideas of counsel from outside of the area defending them.  In federal court, the statutes and regulations are the same nationwide making pro hac vice applications a simple matter in federal courts.  Also, Daphne Silverman, as a former Navy Judge Advocate, has been certified and qualified according to Article 27(b) of the UCMJ, and sworn according to Article 42(a) of the UCMJ. Ms. Pattison has served as detailed military defense counsel and civilian counsel in military courts. Mrs. Silverman was determined eligible for Sensitive Compartmented Information and DCID 6/4 which includes the simultaneous granting of Top Secret collateral clearance.

The following is a list of areas of practice.  It is a relatively exhaustive list.  However, if you are accused of a crime which is not on the list, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your case.

Federal Offenses

  • Drugs, Controlled Substance, Narcotics
  • Forfeiture
  • Racketeering
  • Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO)
  • Money Laundering
  • Wire Fraud
  • Mail Fraud
  • Public Corruption
  • Bribery and Graft
  • Import Violations
  • Export Crimes
  • Customs Violations
  • Bank Robbery and other Bank Crimes
  • Counterfeiting
  • Securities Fraud
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Fraudulent Use of Credit Cards
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud and False statement
  • Cyber or computer crime
  • Gambling and gaming violations
  • Unlawful possession and transfer of pornography
  • Possession with intent to sell obscene matter
  • Mailing obscene or crime-inciting matter
  • Importation or transportation of obscene matters
  • Capital Murder
  • Homicide
  • Arson
  • Kidnapping
  • Robbery and Burglary
  • Immigration Offenses
  • Harboring or Transporting Aliens
  • Illegal Reentry
  • Espionage
  • Unlawful possession or receipt of machine guns, destructive devices and other firearms
  • National security offenses
  • Crimes involving biological weapons
  • Crimes involving chemical weapons
  • Crimes involving Civil disorders
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Perjury
  • Piracy and privateering
  • Offenses committed within Indian country
  • Conspiracy to commit any of the above crimes
  • Attempt to commit any of the above crimes

State

  • Drugs, Controlled Substances, or Narcotics
  • Violations of regulations involving manufacture, distribution and dispensation of controlled substance and chemical precursors
  • Violations of regulations involving dangerous drugs
  • Violations of regulations involving simulated controlled substances
  • Prescription Forgery
  • Money Laundering
  • Forfeiture
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Medicaid Fraud
  • Bribery and Corrupt Influence
  • Organized Crime Offenses
  • Embezzlement
  • Capital Murder
  • Homicide
  • Manslaughter
  • Arson
  • Kidnapping and unlawful restraint
  • Robbery and Aggravated Robbery
  • Burglary of Habitation
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault
  • Rape, sexual assault
  • Unlawful possession and transfer of Pornography
  • Forgery
  • Gambling or gaming violations
  • DWI and DUI
  • Conspiracy to commit any of the above crimes
  • Attempt to commit any of the above crimes

Military

  • Court-martials – all levels for all offenses
  • Administrative Separation Hearings
  • Petitions for Correction of Records

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