Protect Your Future Against Federal Charges

Federal criminal charges are much more severe than charges at the state level. A conviction — or even mere charges or an investigation — could impact your career and personal reputation. In this dire time, you must work with a defense attorney who understands federal criminal law.

I am defense attorney Valery Nechay, founder of The Law Office of Valery Nechay. I have my license to practice federal law and have successfully represented numerous clients, obtaining favorable results such as dropped charges, reduced sentences and not-guilty verdicts.

I have experience defending clients in the San Francisco Bay Area against federal charges of the utmost severity, including:

  • Drug trafficking
  • Federal tax evasion
  • Mail fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Computer crimes
  • Extortion
  • Embezzlement

What Is The Difference Between State And Federal Crime?

A crime becomes a federal offense if it meets one or more of these criteria:

  • Federal legislation prohibits it.
  • The crime involved travel across state lines.
  • The crime took place on federal property.
  • There is a federal interest, such as national security, at stake.

Some crimes can be prosecuted at both the state and federal level. Therefore, it is important to work with an attorney who is experienced in both federal and state-level criminal defense.

In Federal Cases, You Must Act Fast

Federal agents spend months — sometimes years — carefully gathering evidence against suspects. If you believe you are under investigation, do not wait until federal law enforcement charges you with a crime. Act quickly — contact my office, and I will work swiftly to protect you.

Protect Your Rights: Get A Free Consultation

My office provides free initial consultations during which you can discuss your case. I can give you realistic expectations of the outcome and elaborate on the steps we can take to protect your future.

To schedule your consultation, you can call 650-761-0148 or you can send an email.

“Reaching out to Ms. Nechay was the only good decision I made during my run in with the law. I was arrested for urinating in public and public intoxication. She immediately dove into my case by learning local laws and jurisdiction in a state where she does not practice. She obtained my arrest report and Police car/body cam footage of the arrest. She found multiple discrepancies between the Police report and the actual events that unfolded. She quickly contacted the prosecutor who oversaw my case and convinced him to dismiss all charges before my appointed court date. I was required to inform my employer of the arrest and charges. Ms. Nechay provided several hours of her time to help coach me how to deal with that dicey process. I could not have asked for a better outcome both legally and with my employer. I am sincerely grateful for her diligent and effective efforts. If you find yourself requiring legal help, she is the attorney to call.”
Thomas S. | June 18, 2017

“Valery gave her full attention to my case. She took the time to explain the process, my options, and help me understand how to navigate my life during a difficult and painful time. She is an outstanding legal professional and the one to call should you find yourself in legal trouble.”
Kelly F. | June 30, 2017


If you are under investigation or charged with a crime, I will consult with you in person and at no charge to you.