Other Government Investigations
Norman Spencer & Associates has the skills and experience to handle the legal, factual and evidentiary factors unique to financial crimes. These cases and other government investigations are often heavily document-based and require careful and considered sorting through reams of paperwork to mount an effective defense.
Our team has successfully represented clients accused of:
There are many charges the government can bring up against, forcing defendants to face a variety of them once. They range from consumer rights violations and insurance fraud to narcotics trafficking, racketeering, Medicaid fraud, loan sharking, and even assorted tax crimes. These charges can be filed in conjunction with others, and each one carries separate penalties, including steep fines and harsh prison sentencing. When you consider that several charges can be brought up against a single defendant in the same case, resulting in years of prison time.
Benefits of Working with an Attorney for Government Investigations
So what can you do? If you believe that you’re under government investigation, you’ll want to secure competent legal counsel immediately. Even if charges have already been filed, you should still hire a defense attorney right away so that you can deal with the penalties you’re facing. The right attorney will work to get your penalties reduced or even dropped altogether, ideally before you even step foot inside of a courtroom. But there are some considerations to be made before you make such an important decision. Let’s take a look at a few of them right now.
What Happens During a Government Investigation?
While each case is unique, there are some commonalities in the government’s issues. The first thing to keep in mind is that many investigations are not criminal, at least at first. However, the government’s priority is pursuing and prosecuting cases, so you can be sure that the government and its agencies will do just that at the first opportunity to carry out a raid or make an arrest.
With that said, there is a specific procedure that they need to follow. The early stages of an investigation will more closely resemble standard police work, with investigators and authorities collecting evidence, conducting interviews, and completing other similar actions to build their cases and follow any leads that they might have. While they’re doing this, you might very well be under investigation without even knowing it.
The authorities thrive in an environment where they can keep you off guard, ideally arresting before you even know that something is going on. When they do this, they’ll try to get you to divulge information, giving them material that will incriminate you. If this happens, their case will be straightforward, they’ll pursue and likely secure a conviction, and the prosecutor can notch another tally in their win column.
What Can I Do if I’m Being Investigated?
Just because something can happen doesn’t mean it will happen. If you act quickly, hire a competent defense attorney, and don’t tell the authorities anything beyond what you have to, you’ll already be well on your way to securing a successful outcome for your case.
One thing that seems obvious but bears repeating is that the investigator is not your friend. They will use any tactic they can to get you to give them the information they’re looking for. This could include using intimidation, threats of prison time, or it can also mean that they try to play “good cop” and appeal to your better nature. You need to remember that regardless of what they say or how they act, they are there for one reason and one reason only: to trip you up and convict you. Your friend is your defense attorney, so if you’re going to confide in anyone during this sometimes long and arduous process, it needs to be them and not the investigators involved in your case.
What to Look For in an Attorney for Government Investigations
It can be challenging to know what to do or even who to trust when you are under government investigation or facing charges. The critical thing to consider is motivation. While the prosecutors and other agencies are motivated only by putting you behind bars, your defense attorney is motivated entirely by seeing you succeed and free.
The only problem here is that there are just so many legal firms out there, many of which just don’t have the experience, skills, and resources necessary to ensure your success. A legal firm can have a slick marketing strategy and a catchy jingle, but if they don’t have what it takes to back up their claims in the courtroom, then there’s no point in going with them.
You need to be sure that the legal firm you’re going with has years of experience, a proven track record of success at the state and federal level, and the resources necessary to take on the government agencies and find success for you. You need to know that the firm you’re trusting has what it takes to win. You need the Norman Spencer Law Group.
Norman Spencer Law Group Helps You Get Results
The skilled and dedicated attorneys at the Norman Spencer Law Group have decades of combined experience in government investigations and other cases. We have what it takes to ensure that you get the results you need and deserve. We’ve represented people from all walks of life, and there truly is no case too big or small for us, too complex or straightforward. We’ve got a proven track record of success at both the state and federal level, as well as plenty of experience dealing with prosecutors, Attorneys General, and government agencies. So if you’re facing legal trouble, don’t delay. Get in touch with our team today, and we’ll get you on your way to where you want and need to be.