Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Texas

Texas Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

Welcome to the federal Criminal Defense Lawyer website for Texas attorney Carl D. Haggard. You are here because either you, someone close to you, or a business or company in which you have an interest is under criminal investigation or attack by an arm of the United States federal government. To whom you should turn for help in this difficult time is one of the most important decisions you will make and will have serious consequences on the outcome.


I will go anywhere and defend any client facing any Federal Criminal Case in any United States District Court.
— Carl D. Haggard

Carl D. Haggard is a Federal Criminal Defense Attorney based out of Houston, Texas. Carl has over 30 years experience fighting federal charges in Texas and throughout the United States. He is smart and he is tough. Under Federal Local Rules of the various Federal District Courts, Carl is prepared to present a vigorous and effective defense to Federal Criminal Cases anywhere, not only in Texas. He excels in getting ahead of a Federal Criminal Investigation by early intervention to help ward off the filing of a Federal Criminal Complaint.

  • Have you been charged or about to be charged with a Federal Crime in a United States District Court by Federal Prosecutors? Are you faced with defending a federal criminal case? Are you seeking representation in Texas by an experience Federal Criminal Lawyer with a winning track record?
  • Are you under investigation by an agency of the United States government for possible federal criminal charges? Have you been contacted by a Federal Criminal Investigator? Do you have information that a Federal Criminal Investigation is being conducted where you or a family member or your business is suspected of a federal criminal violation?
  • Carl Haggard will help you fight the feds. Defending a federal criminal complaint requires smart and aggressive representation by an outstanding Federal Criminal Defense Attorney. Carl Haggard has a verifiable record as a winning Federal Criminal Defense Attorney and there are not many attorneys who practice (or want to practice) before federal courts defending against the power of the United States Federal Government.
  • Carl Haggard brings over 30 years of experience to help you Fight the Feds. He is licensed to practice and admitted to the bars of The United States Supreme Court, The United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, all Texas Federal District Courts and is available for representation in all Federal District Courts.
  • In Carl Haggard you have found a Federal Crime Lawyer who will fight for you, your family, your business and your rights.


by Carl D. Haggard

I am a Warrior, an Advocate, a Knight in Shining Armour to my Clients.
I have the Scars of Battle and the Humility Gained Through Combat
To Never Take the Opposition for Granted.
I Must Always Be Prepared, Because They Are.
I Must Rise to the Occasion, Because They Do.
By My Shield, I Shall Protect;
By My Sword, I Will Fight for Justice.
I am a Warrior, an Advocate, a Knight in Shining Armour to my Clients.


Federal Criminal Defense Attorney


After a lengthy tenure as an Assistant District Attorney for Harris County, Texas and the veteran of hundreds of trials and hearings – where he was promoted to Chief Prosecutor in both Misdemeanor and District courts – Carl Haggard left the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in 1984 and gained admission and license to practice before various federal courts as a Federal Trial Lawyer and a Federal Criminal Defense Attorney.

  • United States Supreme Court
    Admitted March 5, 1990
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
    Admitted March 22, 1985
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    Admitted February 8, 1985
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    Admitted June 3, 1988
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    (First Admission) December 10, 1984
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
    Admitted January 2, 1986
  • Available for Admission in All United States Federal District Courts and U.S. Territories.
  • The “Defense Team” that Carl Haggard and The Haggard Law Firm puts together in appropriate cases includes, not only the “Local Counsel” (if necessary), but also Federal Criminal Investigators and Expert Witnesses. A Federal Criminal Prosecution or even an Investigation is the most intense legal conflict and battle that there is and has the most serious consequences of any criminal matter, except for the rare instance of a Federal Capital Murder prosecution where the government is seeking the Death Penalty. For most accused persons, a Federal Criminal Conviction is tantamount to a Death Penalty. Carl Haggard is committed to putting together the best Defense Team to defend against the Federal Criminal Case brought against his client.


Carl Haggard’s Federal Legal Defense Office is in Houston, Texas, the fifth largest city in the United States with two major airports and is a Hub for National and even International air travel.


In the absence of your being able to travel to Houston and meet with him personally in the early stages of representation, Mr. Haggard is available to conduct a Video Conference by either Skype (free Android-based system) or by FaceTime (free Apple-based system). If you do not already have a Skype or FaceTime account, they are quick and easy to set one and we will help you through the easy steps. Connectivity depends, as always, on the quality of the Internet connection for either system. At all times during the process of representation, Mr. Haggard prefers and enjoys being able to talk about your case by Video Conference when a personal appointment for you to come to meet with him is difficult or unnecessary.