White Collar Crimes Lawyer In Dallas And Nationwide
Most people brought up on white collar charges or facing a criminal investigation have never been in trouble with the law before, or at least not trouble of this magnitude. The fact is that even accusations of criminal activity can damage a person’s career and reputation. An attorney must aggressively challenge and carefully manage these allegations at every point in the proceedings.
The caliber of your defense attorney will go a long way in determining how your case proceeds.
If you or your company is under investigation by the FBI, IRS, SEC, or any law enforcement agency, Dan C. Guthrie Jr. can help. In most instances, clients retain Mr. Guthrie in the early stages of an investigation. His mission in every case is to prevent the government from bringing an indictment.
Equipped With The Right Experience
Through diligent preparation, attention to detail and skilled argumentation, Mr. Guthrie consistently shows federal prosecutors and investigators how facts don’t always merit an indictment. His skillful interactions with them stem from his time serving as a federal and state prosecutor. His understanding of their motivations and mindsets can offer clients a valuable advantage.
Mr. Guthrie also has extensive experience in navigating federal and state trial courts. He’s handled millions of documents, witnesses and evidence from federal investigators, which helps him present his defendants in a favorable light.
Dan Guthrie can deliver a compelling argument on your behalf during trial. As a Top 100 Trial Lawyer since 2013, he positions himself as a skilled and effective courtroom attorney.
How Federal Charges Are Different From State Charges
Most people are charged with white collar crimes by the federal government. At the federal level, defendants can find themselves up against highly experienced and well-prepared federal agents and prosecutors who can make a convincing case.
Mr. Guthrie understands the high stakes for these cases and is here to help you fight your charges. Call 214-730-4845 to speak with him today.
There are several ways professionals like you can find yourself in legal trouble. Here are a few examples of criminal accusations that could harm your livelihood and future opportunities:
Health Care Fraud
As health care costs increase, the government is taking a closer look at the conduct of health care professionals. As a result, health care fraud investigations and prosecutions are rising, with many physicians and other medical professionals facing reputation-destroying allegations.
Bribery And Public Corruption
Few stories are more appetizing to the media than those involving bribery and public corruption allegations. Unfortunately, public officials who face these charges are nearly always tried and convicted in the court of public opinion.
In recent years, campaign finance reform has resulted in new laws and a new emphasis on the administrative oversight of political fundraising and elections. The changes have had some success in curtailing campaign fraud. However, significant confusion remains about what you can and cannot do.
Counterfeiting and forgery involving securities or debt instruments are serious criminal charges. They are most often prosecuted at the federal level. And in federal court, inexperience can cost you dearly.
Customs rules change yearly regarding items you can and cannot bring into the United States or export to other countries and how you must declare or account for those things. The changes are so frequent that proving intent can challenge prosecutors.
The best way to defend embezzlement is to prevent criminal charges from ever being filed in the first place. To do that, you need to have an experienced embezzlement defense attorney who understands how grand jury investigations work.
Environmental Law Violations
Manufacturers, businesses and even real estate developers may be the target of a criminal investigation if the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determines they violated specific laws and regulations.
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Business practices abroad are often very different from those in the United States. In certain nations, paying or bribing foreign officials to gain entry into a market is an accepted part of doing business. Those nations may encourage it, but the U.S. government seeks to deter bribery via the FCPA.
Money laundering laws in the U.S. are broad enough to allow the government to seize any assets or property it can connect to criminal activity. This can make it difficult or impossible for the accused to pay for defense.
Civil And Criminal Forfeiture
Federal and state authorities’ use of civil and criminal forfeiture has grown dramatically in recent years. In theory, forfeiture deprives criminals of the financial gains associated with wrongdoing. Unfortunately, it can leave the accused without the means to pay for their defense.
Any indication that you are under investigation for embezzlement, insurance fraud, corporate fraud or other white collar crime should be taken very seriously. You can avoid grand jury indictments if you are proactive.
What Are The Penalties For A White Collar Criminal Charge?
If you’re found guilty of a white collar crime, you can expect to face:
- Prison time
- Restitution (paying compensation to the alleged victims)
Your criminal charge could still loom over them even if they’re found not guilty. Others in their professional circle may see them as a liability and discontinue business with you. This can have a dire impact on your personal life, as lost opportunities can result in lost income. That’s why having an effective defense strategy is crucial.
Law Offices of Dan C. Guthrie, Jr., Can Protect Your Freedom – Call Now.
White collar criminal charges can be frightening. However, you don’t have to fight the justice system alone, whether federal or state. Attorney Dan C. Guthrie Jr. knows what it takes to protect what’s most important to you.