Embezzlement. Money laundering. Wire fraud. Healthcare fraud. Tax evasion. These are serious financial crimes that are often prosecuted on the federal level. Also known as white collar crimes, these offenses affect not only the person charged but can also seriously impact their families. If you are under investigation for a financial crime, the sooner you hire a federal criminal defense attorney to represent you, the better able he will be to protect your family.
How Federal Financial Crimes Affect Families
If you are suspected of stealing money from your employer, defrauding Medicare or Medicaid, evading federal income taxes, or some other federal financial crime, the U.S. government is going to want to get the money back any way they can. They could do this by freezing your assets before you are even convicted of the crime. This will make life very difficult, not only for you but for your spouse and children as well.
If you are convicted, the government could seize assets such as the following:
- Your family home
- Money in your savings account
- Your wages
- Retirement accounts
- Cars, boats, vacation homes, and other property
- Assets and property in your spouse’s name
Basically, everything you own, and even property your spouse owns, is up for grabs. With experienced counsel, however, you may be able to limit the harm done to your spouse and children.
What Can You Do to Protect Your Family?
As soon as you are informed that you are under investigation, whether it is through a target letter, subpoena, warrant, or through the grapevine, you should contact my office immediately. As a federal criminal defense attorney, I can offer you a free case evaluation and defense strategy session, during which I will explain what steps you need to take to protect your family from losing their livelihood and their home because of the investigation.
Have You Been Charged With a Federal Crime?