COMPLIANCE AND CORPORATE CRIME
Compliance and Corporate Crime: What To Do If You Are Charged with a Corporate Crime
The US federal government will often indict corporations and the people who work for them. If you’re a corporate executive or a member of the C-suite, you could face a lengthy federal prison sentence if charged and convicted of a corporate crime. Even if you were following your boss’s orders, you could still be held criminally liable.
Here at the Kerns Law Group, we’re dedicated to offering those charged with corporate crimes access to quality legal advice. If you’re facing a criminal indictment, don’t hesitate to take advantage of our free, initial consultation. Your future and your reputation are at stake.
We handle all types of criminal charges against corporations, and we’re dedicated to defending the rights of the employees those charges affect. We have successfully defended corporations against the following charges:
- Healthcare and other types of fraud
- Securities violations
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations
- Environmental crimes
- Government contract disputes
- International investigations
What should I do if law enforcement contacts me about a corporate criminal charge?
If government officials contact you, it’s crucial that you do not say anything. You must promptly obtain qualified, experienced legal counsel. For any actions you performed under your employer that violated compliance acts, you can be held personally responsible.
If you’ve thought about seeking advice from your company’s internal counsel, that would be a mistake for two reasons.
- Internal counsel probably won’t have the experience needed to defend clients in federal court successfully.
- Your interests and the company’s interests are unlikely to be the same.
Talking to investigators without legal counsel is also incredibly risky. If you make a false statement to a federal officer or conceal vital information from them, you could face a 1001 charge. But you’re protected from a 1001 charge if you seek qualified counsel.
How Can I Avoid Criminal Charges?
The best defense against a criminal corporate compliance charge is to not be indicted in the first place. Here at the Kerns Law Group, we’ve successful advised and defended corporations and their employees from these charges. If you’ve been charged with a corporate compliance violation or you suspect you might be hearing from federal officers soon, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Call us today to schedule a consultation and we will gladly advise you on the next steps you need to take to protect your reputation and avoid prison.