Modesto Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers
Experienced Federal Criminal Lawyers to Protect You from Unjust Prosecutions Nationwide
Are you feeling punished for your achievements? Did you work diligently to build up your business while providing jobs, contributing to local communities, and paying substantial taxes, only to be threatened by the federal government? Do you think the government wants to penalize you for being more successful than others? You are not alone. We understand how you feel, which is why we’ve gathered the A-Team of White Collar Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys exclusively for you. Get in touch with one of our experienced attorneys today.
If you are the target of a federal investigation or facing a grand jury subpoena, it is crucial to figure out why this is happening as soon as possible. Even if you think you know the cause of the investigation against you, appearing unprepared could risk losing your legal rights. When you hire one of our specialized federal criminal attorneys from Spodek Law Group, P.C., we will take quick action to discover and investigate the allegations against you, provide a custom-tailored defense strategy focused on protecting you, and build an aggressive plan to combat the charges brought against you.
Federal cases can be incredibly intricate, and there are substantial distinctions between state and federal court lawsuits. At Spodek Law Group, P.C., all our qualified attorneys focus exclusively on federal defense so that we remain fully abreast of the legal issues concerning our clients. But we go further; our team contains many former prosecutors and trial lawyers with decades of experience working with the DOJ and the U.S. Attorney’s Offices. Having handled thousands of federal investigations and trials, we anticipate prosecutors’ strategies during investigations and prosecutions and are proactively creating defenses to mitigate our clients’ risk of conviction and sentencing at trial.
When hiring a federal criminal attorney from Spodek Law Group, P.C., you’ll work solely with senior attorneys who will collaborate to create your defense. We believe in strategic, methodical, and aggressive representation that will protect you from the unnecessary consequences of a conviction.
Choose Spodek Law Group P.C. to defend you in your federal criminal case and:
– We will intervene immediately in the government’s investigation.
– We will use our past DOJ experience to your advantage.
– We will quickly assess your potential exposure and all legal rights at risk.
– We will build and execute a custom-tailored defense strategy.
– We will be prepared at all stages of prosecution.
Cases We Handle
Our experienced federal criminal defense attorneys represent individual and corporate clients accused of fraud, financial crimes, drug crimes, and other serious white-collar offenses nationwide. Our clients range from small businesses to multi-national corporations and include business owners and executives, board members, healthcare providers and licensed professionals, politicians, and public figures. We handle cases involving all federal agencies and task forces. Some of the most-common charges our federal criminal lawyers handle include:
Bank Fraud 18 U.S. Code § 1344
Healthcare Fraud 18 U.S. Code § 1347
Insurance Fraud 18 U.S.C. § 1033
Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud 18 U.S. Code §1343
Mortgage Fraud 18 U.S.C. § 1343
Securities Fraud 18 U.S. Code § 1348
Intellectual Property Theft 18 U.S.C. § 1832, 18 U.S.C. § 2320, 18 U.S.C. § 2319, 18 U.S.C. § 1343, 18 U.S.C. § 1028A, 18 U.S.C. § 1831
Money Laundering 18 U.S.C. § 1956, 18 U.S.C. § 1957
Tax Evasion 26 U.S.C. § 7201
Public Corruption and Bribery 18 U.S.C. § 201
Theft of Government Property
Drug Crimes 21 U.S.C. § 841 et seq.
Attempt 18 U.S.C. § 1113, 18 U.S. Code § 1349, 21 U.S.C. § 846, 26 U.S.C. § 7201, 18 U.S.C. § 201
Conspiracy 18 U.S. Code § 371
Potential Issues in Federal Criminal Cases
Various issues have the potential to arise during a federal criminal defense case, including illegally-obtained evidence, conspiracy allegations or attempts, multiple related and unrelated charges, confidential informant or co-conspirator testimony, and sentencing guidelines. These issues could mean the difference between avoiding allegations altogether or facing a conviction at trial – this is why you need expert attorneys to handle your case.
Illegal obtention of Evidence: During an investigation, federal agents and prosecutors are limited by the protections afforded by the U.S. Constitution. If violated, any evidence obtained as a result of Constitutional violation may be considered illegally-obtained. Illegally-obtained evidence is inadmissible in federal court (subject to certain limitations). Failure to have experienced defense attorneys means losing on the opportunity to keep such illegally-obtained evidence out of your case.
Allegations under Conspiracy law: If you are part of a formal or informal agreement to commit a crime and any of your alleged co-conspirators execute an “overt act” towards the commission of a federal crime, this warrants prosecution in federal district court. Construction of the statute presents an offense in itself, requiring a proper defense strategy.
The potential for attempt accusations: Targets of federal investigations can also face charges for attempts despite no finalized criminal offense. Due to the risk of charges for any “unsuccessful” crime, individuals and organizations being targeted for federal prosecution need to be careful not to rely on defense strategies that could expose them.
Multiple Related or Unrelated Charges: In federal cases, prosecutors can make multiple charges against defendants involved in different crimes. Even minor offenses can trigger severe penalties due to the broad language of some statutes leading to multiple accusations under their umbrella.
Confidential Informant Or “Co-Conspirator” Testimony: A witness with vested interests may testify against you. To counter this testimony, you require experienced attorneys who understand how to protect your rights.
Sentencing Guidelines: The Guidelines outline potential sentences but are not binding. Prosecutors and judges use them often. However, qualified attorneys make it possible to obtain a below-guideline plea deal or sentence while protecting clients from prescribed Federal Sentencing Guidelines penalties.
Potential Penalties in Federal Criminal Cases
Federal criminal cases carry serious penalties comprising of:
Federal Imprisonment Most crimes carry the possibility of extended periods behind bars. Targeted individuals facing multiple counts of multiple charges risk lengthy incarcerations.
Probation If sentenced to probation instead of imprisonment, defendants gain an opportunity at continued freedom.
Fines Federal offenses incur substantial fines that surpass supposed financial limits.
Restitution, Recoupments, and Other Financial Penalties Convictions attract restitution, recoupments, and other financial penalties.
Other Statutory Penalties Depending upon the specific charge(s) involved, defendants could face additional statutory penalties such as Medicare and Medicaid exclusion (in cases of healthcare fraud) or loss of eligibility for DEA or SEC registration (for prescription and securities-related offenses, respectively).
At Spodek Law Group, P.C., our team of experienced federal criminal defense lawyers has the knowledge, advocacy skills, and resources needed to protect individual and corporate clients nationwide against all allegations of white-collar crimes. Contact us today to schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of our attorneys.
Modesto Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you’re accused of a crime, contact our Modesto Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers today for a risk free consultation. Our Modesto 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.