In an ever changing business climate, new and complex requirements have redefined the legal landscape in which professionals and businesses interact. Given this increased scrutiny, the early intervention of a skilled attorney is critical when there is reason to believe that an administrative inquiry may lead to a criminal investigation.
Facing criminal charges can be one of the most difficult experiences a person endures in their lifetime. The stigma of a criminal arrest, and even merely being under investigation, can be damaging to your professional relationships, reputation, and family. Moreover, such charges can jeopardize the ability to travel, maintain immigration status or professional licenses, and the ability to continue to work.
If you have reason to believe that the United States federal government is interested in something you or someone you know may have done, you can choose to ignore it, or you can take affirmative steps, including consultation with a Forman Law Group attorney, to understand your situation and make the best decision possible based on all of the available options.
Consulting with an experienced attorney before an indictment is returned by a federal grand jury may make a difference in whether and how an indictment is filed, and whether, how, and where you are arrested. Allow our team to help you avoid and mitigate potentially reputation-damaging criminal law issues. If you feel you may be in need of our expertise, we encourage you to be proactive and reach out and contact us for a consultation.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation defines White-Collar crime as: “those illegal acts which are characterized by deceit, concealment, or violation of trust and which are not dependent upon the application of threat of physical force or violence.” –www.fbi.gov/libref/factsfigure/wcc.htm
White-Collar Crimes Include:
- Money Laundering
- Securities and Commodities Fraud
- Bank Fraud and Embezzlement
- Mail, Tax and Telemarketing Fraud
- Environmental Crimes
- Fraud Against the Government
- Health Care Crimes
- Internet and Computer Crimes
- Election Law Violations
- Copyright Violations