- Search Warrant
- Subpoena Response
- Internal Investigations
Much of the work in business crime defense occurs before or after the indictment and trial. Whenever you hear from the government, you should call us to protect your rights. Mistakes during “informal” FBI or IRS interviews, with responding to government subpoenas, or in handing the execution of a search warrant at your home or place of business can lead to misunderstandings with the government, or worse. Early issues can make it much more difficult to favorably resolve criminal cases later. Thus, we encourage prospective clients to contact us when they first hear from federal authorities.
In similar fashion, there is significant value to policing your own company before the federal authorities become involved. In this era, all companies should consider implementing a plan that ensures their compliance with the laws and regulations pertaining to them. And when companies see any sign that they or their employees may have violated any applicable law or regulation, whether intentionally or not, they should investigate internally to assess and resolve the issue before outside authorities become involved. We have significant experience assisting companies that deal proactively with these issues, and are available to discuss ways that your company could benefit from a compliance plan. Because we have litigated so many criminal and civil business fraud cases, we have learned where problems can arise. This unique perspective will help us develop a comprehensive and thoughtful “real world” compliance plan for you, or to lead internal investigations that get to the root problem expeditiously and efficiently.
Finally, and unfortunately, defendants are convicted in federal court much more often than not. If you have been convicted and would like to have new lawyers review your case, Terpening Law lawyers have significant experience with federal appeals and post-conviction litigation.