Representation in pre-indictment stages of criminal investigations,
with the goal of avoiding indictment altogether or minimizing scope
of criminal exposture. This can be the most valuable service of
Grand Jury Proceeding
Representation and advice for clients who are witnesses, subjects,
or targets in grand jury investigations, including litigation over
grand jury subpoenas.
Plea Negotiations & Sentencing
Representation to resolve criminal charges on most favorable basis,
including advocacy for clients under Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
Trials & Appeals
The firm has substantial experience handling federal trials and
Related Civil Aspects
The firm also handles civil administrative matters which often accompany
white-collar cases, such as IRS cases, Tax Court cases, and professional
licensure proceedings (medical, legal, and accounting). It is often crucial
that related civil administrative proceedings be coordinated with
the criminal defense to fully protect the client's rights.
The firm has substantial experience in handling civil and criminal
forfeitures in both state and federal court. Forfeiture claims frequently
accompany criminal investigations of Health care, drug, tax, fraud, and
racketeering cases. Forfeiture can deprive a client of the use of
assets pending disposition of criminal charges, and adversely effect
one's ability to defend oneself against such charges. As such, coordination
with the criminal defense can be crucial.
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