Corpus Christi Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers
Experienced Federal Criminal Lawyers: Protecting You Against Unnecessary Consequences
Are you a successful business owner who is being targeted by the federal authorities for alleged white-collar crimes? Are you worried that the government is just trying to punish you for your success and hard work? If so, know that you are not alone. At Spodek Law Group, P.C., we understand the challenges of defending against allegations of fraud, financial crimes, drug offenses, and other serious white-collar crimes in federal court. Our team of highly experienced federal criminal defense lawyers can help protect your rights and your future.
Why Choose Spodek Law Group, P.C. for Your Federal Criminal Defense?
At Spodek Law Group, P.C., we focus our practice exclusively on federal defense. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience handling complex federal investigations and prosecutions across the country. Whether you are facing fines, restitution, probation, or even federal imprisonment, we have the knowledge and skills necessary to protect your interests.
One of the things that sets us apart from other law firms is our team of former DOJ prosecutors and trial lawyers. We rely on insights gained from years of working on the other side of the aisle to anticipate prosecutors’ strategies and proactively assert defenses to mitigate our clients’ risks.
When you choose Spodek Law Group, P.C. to defend you in your federal criminal case, we will promptly intervene in the government’s case, use our past DOJ experience to your advantage, and give you an honest assessment of your potential exposure.
From there, we will build and execute a custom-tailored defense strategy, utilizing statutory defenses, constitutional protections, safe harbors, and all other available means to prevent the possibility of a conviction at trial. We will be prepared at all stages of prosecution, from the investigation through trial, sentencing, and appeal.
Potential Issues in Federal Criminal Cases
Various issues can arise during a federal criminal defense case, and you need the team of lawyers on your side to handle them. At Spodek Law Group, P.C., we have extensive experience navigating the complexities of federal cases and helping clients avoid the potentially devastating consequences of allegations that could threaten their livelihoods and reputations.
Here are just a few examples of potential issues that can arise in a federal criminal case:
1. Illegally-Obtained Evidence
When conducting an investigation, federal agents and prosecutors are bound by the protections afforded by the U.S. Constitution. If they violate suspects’ or defendants’ constitutional rights, any evidence obtained as a result of the violation may be deemed inadmissible. However, it is up to you and your defense team to ensure that illegally-obtained evidence does not make its way into your case.
2. Conspiracy Allegations
Under the federal conspiracy statute, you do not have to commit a substantive offense to face significant fines and long-term imprisonment. Various other federal statutes contain conspiracy provisions as well, making them among federal prosecutors’ most-potent tools in investigations and prosecutions. A prosecutor only needs to argue that you were party to a formal or informal agreement to commit a crime to warrant prosecution in federal court.
3. Attempt Allegations
Under federal law, the targets of federal investigations can face charges for attempted offenses in the absence of evidence of a completed criminal offense. Often, charges for attempt carry the same penalties. Due to the potential for attempt accusations, individuals and organizations being targeted for federal prosecution must be extremely careful to avoid relying on defense strategies that could expose them to prosecution for an “unsuccessful” crime.
4. Multiple Related and Unrelated Charges
It is not unusual for defendants in federal cases to face multiple charges for both related and unrelated crimes. For example, some of the most common accusations in federal cases are mail fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering. In a healthcare fraud case, providers might face allegations of multiple healthcare-related offenses, and in securities fraud cases, companies might face charges for multiple corporate crimes.
5. Confidential Informant or “Co-Conspirator” Testimony
If someone else who has a vested interest in the outcome of your case testifies against you, you will need to overcome this testimony as part of your defense.
6. Sentencing Guidelines
In most federal criminal cases, potential sentences are outlined in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. These guidelines are not binding, but prosecutors and judges often rely on them. However, it is sometimes possible to obtain a below-guideline plea deal or sentence, and our team has significant experience protecting clients against the penalties prescribed by the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
Potential Penalties in Federal Criminal Cases
The penalties in a federal criminal case can be severe. While the Federal Sentencing Guidelines establish a range of potential fines and prison sentences for most crimes, various federal statutes impose additional penalties as well. The consequences of allegations of fraud, financial crimes, drug offenses, and other serious white-collar crimes could include:
– Federal imprisonment
– Restitution, recoupments, and other financial penalties
– Loss of eligibility for DEA or SEC registration
Contact Our Experienced Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys Today
At Spodek Law Group, P.C., we understand what is at stake when you or your business faces allegations of federal white-collar criminal offenses. We are passionate about protecting our clients’ rights and future opportunities, no matter the circumstances. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced Dallas federal criminal lawyers, call 888-680-1745 or complete our online contact form today.
Corpus Christi Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you’re accused of a crime, contact our Corpus Christi Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers today for a risk free consultation. Our Corpus Christi Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers have over 50 years of combined experience, and can work nationwide on your case. We understand how to tackle difficult situations.