San Jose Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers
Experienced Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys for White-Collar Investigations and Prosecutions Nationwide
Are you a successful individual or corporate client facing criminal allegations from the federal government? You may feel like they are trying to punish you for your success, but the team at Spodek Law Group, P.C. believes that you deserve fair representation. Our A-team of white-collar federal criminal defense attorneys will work with you to ensure that your legal rights are protected.
Time is of the essence when facing federal investigations or grand jury subpoenas. It’s critical to engage a federal criminal attorney as soon as possible. At Spodek Law Group, P.C., our experienced attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation into the allegations against you and provide custom-tailored defense strategies to protect you. We focus exclusively on federal defense and stay up-to-date with U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) initiatives and precedential case decisions to afford you the possible representation.
Many of our defense attorneys have significant experience from their former roles as prosecutors and trial lawyers in the DOJ and the U.S. Attorneys Office. They can anticipate prosecution strategies during investigations and litigations, enabling them to proactively assert defenses to mitigate your risk of conviction or sentencing at trial.
Our senior federal criminal defense attorneys have handled thousands of federal investigations and trials. We will work collaboratively to build a compelling defense strategy to fight for you methodically, strategically, and aggressively. Our objective is to promptly intervene in the governments case, use our past DOJ experience to your advantage, quickly assess the potential exposure, and be prepared at all stages of prosecution.
Federal Criminal Cases We Handle
At Spodek Law Group, P.C., we represent individual and corporate clients accused of fraud, financial crimes, drug crimes, and other serious white-collar offenses. Our clients include business owners, executives, board members, healthcare providers and licensed professionals, politicians, public figures, small to multinational corporations. We handle cases involving all federal agencies and task forces with a broad array of allegations under various statutes.
Below are some of the most-common charges our federal criminal lawyers handle:
|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
Federal criminal defense cases can be complicated, presenting numerous issues. It’s essential to have expert and experienced attorneys representing you. Here are a few examples of the potential issues that could arise:
1. Illegally Obtained Evidence: Federal agents and prosecutors must adhere to constitutional protections when conducting investigations. If your defense team suspects that your rights have been violated and evidence was obtained illegally, they can work to have it excluded from your case.
2. Conspiracy Allegations: The broad conspiracy statute in 18 U.S.C. § 371 doesn’t require committing a substantive offense to warrant substantial fines or long imprisonment. Other federal statutes also contain conspiracy provisions. A prosecutor can prosecute anyone alleged to have had a formal or informal agreement to commit a crime.
3. Attempt Allegations: Federal law allows for charges of attempt when there is no evidence of a completed criminal offense. Charges for attempted crimes often carry the same penalties as those for the attempted crime. Defense strategies that may expose you to prosecution for an unsuccessful crime could be very risky.
4. Multiple Related and Unrelated Charges: Some federal statutes impose severe penalties for acts taken in conjunction with specific criminal conduct. Multiple related and unrelated crimes can trigger multiple federal accusations. Your legal team must be prepared to handle such complications.
5. Confidential Informant or “Co-Conspirator” Testimony: Testimony from a confidential informant or alleged co-conspirator may be used in court against you. Your defense team will need to plan ways to overcome this testimony.
6. Sentencing Guidelines: Penalties for most federal crimes are outlined in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines but are not binding. Federal judges will rely on the Guidelines when determining what penalties to impose. It is possible to receive sentences below the guidelines with skilled lawyers’ assistance.
Potential Penalties in Federal Criminal Cases
If convicted of a federal crime, the penalties can be heavy. You may face:
– Prison time
– Restitution & recoupments
– Medicare or Medicaid exclusion
– SEC registration loss for financial crimes
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or need immediate legal advice. The team at Spodek Law Group, P.C. is available every day of the year, including weekends and holidays, because we know that the federal government never takes a break from investigating and prosecuting white-collar crime.
San Jose Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you’re accused of a crime, contact our San Jose Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers today for a risk free consultation. Our San Jose 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.