There is no question that public corruption cases fall into the category of cases that prosecutors' offices like to handle. Public corruption cases generally enable a state or federal prosecutors' office to send the message to the community that they are tough on "so called" corrupt politicians. Consider the following remarks found on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) website:
"Public corruption poses a fundamental threat to our national security and way of life. It impacts everything from how well our borders are secured and our neighborhoods protected…to verdicts handed down in courts…to the quality of our roads, schools, and other government services. And it takes a significant toll on our pocketbooks, wasting billions in tax dollars every year. The FBI is singularly situated to combat this corruption, with the skills and capabilities to run complex undercover operations and surveillance."
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It does not take much to realize that the FBI will utilize all of their resources to investigate and build prosecutions when it comes to public corruption crimes. When an elected official or a governmental employee advances controversial policies and takes on the entrenched powers, federal or state prosecutors sometimes start an investigation. Charges like bribery, extortion, cronyism, nepotism, patronage, graft, and embezzlement are just a few of the specific crimes that are part of a criminal indictment involving public corruption.
Our potential clients must remember, when it comes to public corruption matters, it is extremely important to be represented by an experienced federal criminal defense attorney as early on in the process so that you can counter the powerful governmental law enforcement agencies that are expending significant time and resources in these types of cases. At Sullivan & Brill, we offer free case consultations so we can gain a better understanding of your situation, and explain your rights and options moving forward. Our aim is to help defend your freedom to the best of our ability.
We are prepared to handle your case from the moment you contact our firm. With offices in New York City and Puerto Rico, we are ready to defend you in your federal crime case.