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.

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.

Charged with a Federal Crime?

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

In Carl Haggard you have found a Federal Crime Lawyer in Texas who will fight for you, your family, your business and your rights.

Federal Crimes Practice Areas

  • Guns and Firearms
  • Immigration Offenses
  • Insider Trading
  • Internet and Computer
  • Larceny and Theft
  • Mail Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Racketeering and RICO
  • Securities Fraud
  • Sex Crimes
  • Structuring
  • Tax Evasion
  • Telemarketing Fraud
  • Wire Fraud

Info: Federal Firearm Possession Prohibition


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.

Free Consultation for Federal Criminal Charges

Call (832) 328-0600 or use the short email form to contact Carl Haggard today for a free confidential consultation about any federal charge or investigation.

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 fourth 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.

Our Federal Defense Law Firm accepts criminal cases in all Texas Federal Judicial Districts – United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas – and in every state of the United States and her territories by special appearance “for that case”.