Corporate Crimes Attorneys
Increasingly, we’ve been seeing prosecutors and courts cracking down on corporate crime, sometimes with even harsher penalties, fines, and prison sentences than violent crime. The effects are often devastating, not just for the defendants themselves but also for their families as well. Another aspect of this is that harsher sentencing is now being used as a deterrent, to try to stop others from committing similar crimes. This means that a charge that in the past would carry with it a commensurate prison sentence is now far harsher, with some individuals even spending decades in prison.
It goes without saying that if you’re facing legal problems or charges of corporate crimes, you need an experienced and skilled defense attorney to defend your case and get you the results you need and deserve. With over 70 years of combined experience among its team of defense lawyers, the Norman Spencer Law Group is just that firm.
What is Corporate Crime?
Corporate crime is an umbrella term that encompasses a wide variety of criminal charges that can be brought against a white collar defendant. Among them are things like bribery, fraud, forgery, extortion, embezzlement, counterfeiting, and other similar crimes. It’s important to note here that a defendant can face multiple charges in a single case, so the prosecution may pursue multiple charges in an attempt to pad their resume.
Part of this, too, is due to an increased focus on cyber crime and other crimes that have made prominent appearances in the media, such as identity theft. In this way, public perception can actually affect the way that these charges and cases are pursued, leading to more convictions and harsher sentences.
What Are the Consequences?
Along with state charges, many defendants in cases of corporate crime are also charged with federal crimes. What’s more, with the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, defendants can also be charged with international crimes if the company they work for has even a small presence on the global stage. The penalties here are high. Some defendants have even faced sentences of 100 years or more–longer sentencing than even some murder convictions.
Even if a defendant were to avoid a lengthy prison sentence, the consequences can still be personally and professionally devastating. Penalties include fines that can even reach the millions of dollars, and when you add to that the social stigma and the fact that most employers will not want to work or associate with someone who has that type of record or past, it’s abundantly clear just how pervasive a criminal charge of corporate crime can really be on a person. As a result, you’ll need the right counsel, a group of defense attorneys who can efficiently and effectively represent you and your case. Defense lawyers who have the skill to get results at the federal level. You’ll need a firm like the Norman Spencer Law Group.
What Kind of Help Do I Need to Fight a Corporate Crime?
When you’re facing criminal charges of corporate crime, you’ll need the very best lawyers by your side. Along with this, you’ll need counsel that has experience with the federal court system. There are many lawyers out there with a proven track record at the state level, but this means next to nothing when you’re facing federal charges.
Not only is the federal court system completely different, but the legal consequences of a federal conviction are vastly different as well. Another aspect to consider is just how overzealous prosecutors can be, especially in cases of white-collar crime. It’s not uncommon for evidence to be weak, allowing for an experienced defense attorney to capitalize and potentially even get charges reduced or dropped before even going to court.
Another thing to consider is that an experienced defense attorney can advise you on the consequences of a plea deal. Prosecutors, along with being overzealous, will often try to quickly get defendants to offer plea deals. This way, they can add a point to their resume and move onto the next case. Instead of settling, a good defense lawyer will advise you of your rights, will know the particulars of your case and situation, and will help you to fight these charges, ideally getting them reduced or thrown out. And if need be, that attorney will take the case to trial, fighting on your behalf every step of the way.
Why Norman Spencer?
It’s easy to feel alone when you’re facing criminal charges, especially when it comes to corporate crime. Defendants are often ostracized and unfairly demonized by the community, so help can feel hard to come by. When you add to that the incredible stress that accompanies legal trouble like this, you need a firm of experienced defense attorneys that can empathize, understand, and fight for you in court.
At the Norman Spencer Law Group, our focus is on making the entire process as smooth and easy as it can be for our clients. This starts with our focus on 1:1 service and 24/7 availability. On top of this, we have accessible options like legal consultations that are hosted remotely via Zoom, Skype, or Google Duo. And even if you’re in another part of the country, we’ll send someone out to you if need be.
Our excellent client service is just the beginning of the process. Our defense lawyers have a combined 70 years of experience handling cases just like yours, and there’s no case too simple or complex, too large or small for us. We have a proven track record at the federal level, so when you choose the Norman Spencer Law Group, you’re choosing the best possible firm to represent your case, but more importantly, you’re choosing the best possible firm to represent you. So get in touch, let us know who you are and what kind of legal problems you’re facing, give us your contact information, and a member of our team will be in touch as soon as possible to get you the help that you need.