Criminal Defense by Former Federal Prosecutor
White collar crimes are traditionally thought of as any crime that is not a violent or street crime. White collar crimes include anything from simple embezzlement to complicated mail and wire fraud or violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). One of the common aspects for any white collar crime is that there is often a paper trail or massive amounts of electronic documentation.
At The Law Offices of Daniel J. Hurson, LLC, we believe that the best defense is not just to defend the criminal charge but to prevent the charge from being filed. The time to contact Washington DC white collar criminal defense lawyer Daniel Hurson is when you get any indication that you are under investigation. If you are asked to submit documents, or to be interviewed by in-house lawyers or compliance people, or by outside counsel conducting an internal investigation, you may already be the target of an investigation and your information may be going right to the government. At our law firm we will:
- Work to keep a civil matter from escalating to a criminal matter
- Work with the prosecution to prevent criminal charges
- Work to handle matters discretely and confidentially
- Work to prevent an indictment, which can involve substantial jail time under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
Representative case: Defended a political party chairman of Nassau County, New York, in mail fraud trials and subsequently briefed and argued an interim appeal in Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Fraud and Embezzlement Attorney
In recent years the sentences for white collar criminal convictions have become much longer. Many cases which used to receive probation sentences now involve actual jail time. Many laws now require disclosure to the government if you discover any potential criminal activity. Failure to disclose can have serious consequences for businesses if the government eventually finds out about the problem before it is self-reported. Corporations increasingly assist the government in investigating and prosecuting their own employees and officers.
What this means to you is that there are government forces working very diligently to prevent white collar crimes. Your defense needs to be just as vigorous. At The Law Offices of Daniel J. Hurson, LLC, we represent clients under investigation or charged with any of the following types of issues:
- Accounting fraud
- FCPA violations
- Mail and wire fraud, RICO, money-laundering
- Mortgage or banking fraud
- Political corruption
- Procurement fraud
- Securities fraud
Representative case: Attorney Hurson represented a Fortune 100 environmental management company in connection with allegations of accounting fraud, and led the lawsuit against former officers and the accountants for the company, resulting in a multimillion-dollar settlement for the client.
It is difficult to predict which cases will draw the attention of the government, which will remain as civil in nature only, and which will draw the full wrath of the powerful weapons the government has at its disposal. Civil cases can become criminal at the total discretion of the government.
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If you select our law firm you will get the lawyer you have chosen for all aspects of your defense. Call 202-530-1230 to discuss your case, or send our law firm an e-mail to schedule an appointment.