Phoenix Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers
Experienced Federal Criminal Lawyers: Protecting Individual and Corporate Clients Against Unjust Allegations by the Federal Government
Are you being punished for your success? Hardworking business owners like you are often targeted by government entities, simply because they have achieved more than others. The federal government is known to threaten entrepreneurs, business owners, executives, healthcare providers and licensed professionals with criminal prosecution, in order to settle personal or political scores, and to make high-profile examples of them.
At Spodek Law Group, P.C., we believe this is unacceptable. Thats why we have gathered some of the country’s most skilled White Collar Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys, committed to protecting our clients against unjust allegations and vindictive prosecutions.
Our team of defense attorneys has years of prior DOJ experience, providing us with invaluable insights into the government’s investigative tactics and prosecutorial strategies. Our Dallas federal criminal lawyers have prosecuted criminal cases for decades before joining our ranks.
We represent individual and corporate clients nationally, helping to defend them in a broad range of fraud, financial crimes, drug crimes, and other serious white-collar offenses. Our clients include businesses ranging from small enterprises and startups to multinational corporations, as well as board members, politicians, public figures, and licensed professionals.
Federal criminal cases can be complex, and there are significant differences between state and federal courts. Our firm focuses exclusively on federal defense, ensuring that all our attorneys remain fully adept about the legal issues affecting our clients. From U.S. DOJ initiatives to case law updates, we keep ourselves up-to-date with all thats necessary to provide robust representation of our clients’ interests.
When you contact us, our federal criminal defense lawyers will work promptly to determine the nature and scope of the allegations against you, what penalties may be at stake, and put together a custom-tailored defense strategy to safeguard you. We will collaborate together to fight hard, strategically, methodically, and aggressively to protect you against unfair and unwarranted charges.
Federal Criminal Cases We Handle
Our experienced federal criminal defense practice includes:
– 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
When facing federal criminal charges, various issues can arise that you need to address promptly and effectively. Below is a sampling of the potential problems you could face when dealing with federal authorities.
1. Illegally-Obtained Evidence
During their investigations, federal agents and prosecutors’ actions are limited by the protections afforded to suspects and defendants by the U.S. Constitution. When they violate these constitutional rights, any evidence they collect as a result of that violation could be deemed illegally-obtained.
Illegally-obtained evidence is inadmissible in federal court (with certain limitations). However, if you wish to keep unlawfully obtained evidence out of your case, you must raise this issue. Unfortunately, people without experienced defense attorneys have been convicted on unlawful evidence.
2. Conspiracy Allegations
With the broad language of various conspiracy provisions, you do not have to commit an offense to face severe fines and long-term imprisonment. Thus, it’s no surprise that officials often use these statutes in investigations and prosecutions against alleged wrongdoers.
If a prosecutor alleges that you were part of an agreement formal or informal to commit a crime and any of your co-conspirators committed an “overt act” towards the commission of a federal crime, this could warrant prosecution under federal district court.
3. Attempt Allegations
Under federal law, individuals and organizations being probed for criminal wrongdoing can also face charges for attempt even with no evidence of a completed criminal offense. Charges for attempt often carry the same penalties as those for the attempted crime itself.
4. Multiple Related and Unrelated Charges
While some federal statutes target specific substantive offenses such as healthcare fraud or drug trafficking, others impose severe penalties for acts taken in furtherance of or in conjunction with specific criminal conduct. As a result, defendants in federal cases may face multiple charges for the same or different crimes.
5. Confidential Informant or Co-Conspirator Testimony
Another risk you face in federal criminal cases is a confidential informant or an alleged co-conspirator testifying against you. If someone who has a vested interest in the outcome of your case testifies against you, you would have to overcome this testimony as part of your defense.
6. Sentencing Guidelines
While not binding, judges often rely on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines in determining what penalties to impose in the event of a conviction at trial. A below-guideline plea deal or sentence is often possible in many federal criminal cases.
Potential Penalties in Federal Criminal Cases
The potential penalties in a federal criminal case can be significant, warranting robust and prompt defense against such allegations. These may include:
– Federal Imprisonment
– Restitution, Recoupments, and Other Financial Penalties
– Other Statutory Penalties
Phoenix Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you’re accused of a crime, contact our Phoenix Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers today for a risk free consultation. Our Phoenix 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.