Federal and State Criminal Defense

 

WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL DEFENSE

A business or individual who comes under criminal investigation must be able to respond immediately and intelligently so that important rights are not forfeited or waived. As seasoned trial advocates, the lawyers at Henderson Parks, LLC know how to respond quickly and effectively when the government is at the door. The lawyers at Henderson Parks, LLC know federal and state criminal law and procedure, including how prosecutors use grand juries. They have the ability and experience to get the best possible results in the toughest of criminal matters. Over the years, they have successfully represented clients in all stages of federal and state criminal matters throughout the United States, including:

Bank Fraud
• Bribery
• Campaign Money Laundering
• Computer and Internet Fraud
• Conspiracy
• Counterfeiting
• Credit Card Fraud
• Embezzlement
• Extortion
• Forgery
• Mail Fraud
• Misappropriate of Public Funds
• Money Laundering
• Public Corruption
• Smuggling
• Tax Fraud
• Theft
• Wire Fraud

OTHER CASES PROSECUTED BY THE GOVERNMENT

Henderson Parks, LLC defends the rights of individuals investigated, arrested and accused of state and federal felonies. The lawyers at Henderson Parks, LLC have extensive trial experience in the following criminal matters:

• Murder
• Sexual assault
• Aggravated assault and/or battery
• Robbery
• Burglary
Manufacture, sale, distribution or possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs
• Simple possession of illegal drugs without the intent to distribute
• Grand larceny or grand theft
• Vandalism
• Kidnapping
• Perjury
Weapons possession
• Credit card fraud

UNDERSTANDING LAW ENFORCEMENT INQUIRIES

Criminal investigations begin with police officers and law enforcement agents going out into the community to follow up on reports of criminal or suspicious conduct. In many instances an individual or business will receive an inquiry from a police officer, federal law enforcement agent or other government official. The inquiry may be in the form of a telephone call from a police officer or federal law enforcement agent seeking information. It may also occur with a law enforcement official showing up at the door seeking to speak with a designated person. The inquiry may also be in the form of a subpoena seeking testimony, documents, or both, or simply a business card left in a mailbox asking the recipient to contact the law enforcement official who left the card.

Before talking to any law enforcement official, it is wise to consult with, and retain, an experienced criminal lawyer who can help with developing the appropriate response to the inquiry. Before any statements are made to law enforcement, it is essential to determine whether the person contacted is a witness to a possible crime and not suspected of any wrongdoing, or someone who is possibly linked to criminal activity, or someone who is believed to have committed a crime and the target of a criminal prosecution. Even if you believe that you have done nothing wrong, it is important to safeguard your interests. While you may believe that you have done nothing wrong and you have no criminal exposure, the investigating law enforcement agents may view things differently. Having a skillful lawyer who can advocate on your behalf will help advance your position without exposing yourself to the risks of speaking to law enforcement agents without counsel, and having your statements used against you later.

Henderson Parks, LLC has extensive experience in representing people and businesses that have been contacted by law enforcement as described above. We can speak with the inquiring law enforcement agent and then provide you with an assessment of viable options about how to proceed.

For a free consultation with a federal and state criminal defense lawyer at Henderson Parks, LLC, contact Victor Henderson via telephone at 312-262-2903 or email at vphenderson@hendersonadam.com.

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