Tampa Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers
Experienced Federal Criminal Lawyers Fighting for Your Rights and Freedom Nationwide
Are you being targeted by federal authorities in a white-collar investigation or prosecution? Have you been accused of fraud, healthcare fraud, securities fraud, or another serious white-collar crime? If so, you need the A-Team of experienced, aggressive, and dedicated federal criminal defense lawyers at Spodek Law Group, P.C. on your side.
You have worked hard to build your business and contribute to your community, employees, and customers. You have never had criminal intent, yet the government is threatening everything you have achieved. We understand that the government wants to punish successful people like you. That is why we fight relentlessly to protect your rights and freedom.
Our federal criminal defense attorneys work quickly to determine the nature and scope of the allegations against you. Then, we design and execute a custom-tailored defense strategy focused on protecting you as much as possible. We make sure to remain fully abreast of legal and DOJ developments to defend our clients effectively.
At Spodek Law Group, P.C., our senior federal criminal defense attorneys are former prosecutors and trial lawyers with many years of prior DOJ experience. This experience helps us anticipate prosecutor’s strategies better during investigations and prosecutions, proactively assert defenses, and mitigate our clients’ risk of facing a conviction and sentencing at trial.
We have handled thousands of federal investigations and many federal trials. Our protection starts as soon as you engage our firm. We will intervene promptly in the government’s case, and our past DOJ experience will be used to your advantage. We will assess your potential exposure, build and execute a custom-tailored defense strategy focused on overcoming the government’s allegations, and be prepared at all stages of prosecution.
Cases We Handle
We represent individual and corporate clients accused of:
– Bank Fraud
– Healthcare Fraud
– Insurance Fraud
– Mail and Wire Fraud
– Mortgage Fraud
– Securities Fraud
– Intellectual Property Theft
– Money Laundering
– Tax Evasion
– Public Corruption and Bribery
– Theft of Government Property
– Drug Crimes
Potential Issues in Federal Criminal Cases
Various issues can arise during federal criminal defense cases. When taking timely and effective action can mean the difference between a conviction at trial and avoiding allegations, you need the federal defense lawyers to handle them. Here are some potential issues:
1. Illegally Obtained Evidence
Federal agents and prosecutors conducting investigations are limited by the Constitutional protections afforded suspects or defendants. If their actions violate constitutional rights, any evidence they obtain may be deemed illegally-obtained. Illegally-obtained evidence is not admissible in court, subject to certain limitations. It is up to you to ensure that courts deem illegally-obtained evidence inadmissible.
2. Conspiracy Allegations
You can face substantial fines and prolonged imprisonment under the federal conspiracy statute, 18 U.S.C. § 371, without committing substantive offenses. Various federal statutes contain conspiracy provisions, and because of the laws breadth, conspiracies are among prosecutors’ most-potent tools in investigations and prosecutions.
3. Attempt Allegations
Targets are accused of attempts in the absence of completed criminal offenses. Often, charges for attempts carry similar penalties as those associated with the targeted offenses. Targets must be extremely careful not to expose themselves to prosecution for unsuccessful crimes.
4. Multiple Related and Unrelated Charges
Defendants often face multiple charges for both related and unrelated crimes in federal cases. Allegations in federal cases commonly include mail fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering, which can trigger almost any criminal conduct.
5. Confidential Informant or “Co-Conspirator” Testimony
Confidential informants or alleged co-conspirators can provide testimony that harms your case. It is necessary to overcome it during your defense.
6. Sentencing Guidelines
The Federal Sentencing Guidelines are used by prosecutors and judges to determine what penalties to seek and impose in the event of a conviction at trial. Defense strategies that could avert unsuccessful criminal offenses exposing targets for prosecution should be avoided.
Potential Penalties in Federal Criminal Cases
The penalties for most federal crimes range from fines, probation, federal imprisonment, restitution, recoupments, and other financial penalties. Defendants convicted of certain crimes may also face additional statutory penalties such as Medicare and Medicaid exclusion, among others.
Choose Spodek Law Group, P.C. to Defend You
At Spodek Law Group, P.C., our A-Team of experienced federal criminal defense attorneys fight relentlessly to protect your rights and freedom. With more than 70 years of prior DOJ experience, our team is well-versed in the governments investigative tactics and prosecutorial strategies. We use this knowledge and experience to give you an aggressive and effective defense. Contact us today to speak with a senior attorney.
Tampa Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you’re accused of a crime, contact our Tampa Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers today for a risk free consultation. Our Tampa 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.