If you have been charged with committing a federal crime, it is important to understand that you have been charged with some of the most serious criminal offenses in our legal system. As such, choosing an attorney is not as simple as picking any local Raleigh, NC lawyer to handle your traffic ticket.
Rather, you need a passionate attorney who is personally committed and invested in you and your case. When Parrott Law PLLC represents a client, we are in it with you for the long haul. Let us show you how passionate we are to defending the rights of those who are charged with committing a federal crime. Contact us for a free case evaluation.
White Collar Crime
If you have been charged with a financial crime, such as tax evasion, embezzlement, insider trading, insurance fraud, bribery, or money laundering, you need a committed attorney who will investigate the facts and provide you with the strongest possible defense. Most white collar crimes are investigated and prosecuted by federal law enforcement personnel. This is bad news for the accused, as conviction rates are high in the federal system, and the U.S. District Attorney’s Offices have a wealth of resources available to them to prosecute you.
The majority of defendants in the federal criminal justice system receive a target letter from the U.S. Attorney’s Office stating that they are the target of a federal criminal investigation prior to being formally charged. If you receive a target letter, it will give you a broad sense of which area of federal criminal law is being investigated and seek your cooperation. Before you receive the letter, you will have already been contacted by a federal agent with the FBI, ATF, DEA, Medicare, Medicaid, IRS, and/or DHS. They will have shown up at your house, usually unannounced, either early in the morning or late in the afternoon, and asked permission to come in to talk.
This is the point at which you need an attorney. Tell the federal agents that you would like to cooperate with them, but that the decision whether to cooperate is an important one, and you would like to consult an attorney before making it. They should terminate the conversation immediately to allow you to contact an attorney. If they do not, consider asking them whether you are under arrest. If they say “no,” politely let them know that you would like to end your conversation with them at that time so that you may consult an attorney before proceeding. Try to avoid being rude or antagonizing them, but be firm.
You can have Parrott Law PLLC by your side throughout the entire process. Whether you choose to hire us or another law firm, it is vitally important that you hire an attorney during the early stages of an investigation. At Parrott Law PLLC, we understand that comprehending all of the financial data relevant to your case is essential in order to have the charges against you dismissed or reduced. We have the experience and training necessary to break down complex financial problems into manageable pieces, and we will provide relentless representation to defend the rights of those accused of white collar financial crimes.
Civil forfeiture is a process by which the government can take and sell your property without convicting you of a crime or paying just compensation. Unfortunately, the government is often incentivized to conduct civil asset forfeiture proceedings because, when they take and sell your property, they typically get to keep the proceeds – or a large portion thereof – for their own use. If the government has seized your assets through a civil forfeiture proceeding, recovering those assets requires an attorney who is capable of acting quickly and decisively. Our team will put together a comprehensive plan that gets you from A to Z, covering every angle of a civil forfeiture case. Contact us if the government has taken your property or is threatening to do so. We look forward to taking quick and decisive action on your behalf.
Racketeering involves operating an illegal business for profit or running a fraudulent enterprise. RICO, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, makes it a crime to belong to an ongoing criminal organization, whether the government can prove you personally committed a crime or not.
The consequences of a RICO conviction include significant fines, long-term prison sentences and probation. Additionally, convictions may require a defendant to make restitution payments to victims and forfeit assets.
The significant punishments of a RICO conviction underscore the importance of finding a Raleigh, NC attorney who is truly committed to passionately representing your case. Our attorneys pore over every detail of your case to ensure you receive the legal representation you deserve in such an important case.
Our law firm provides essential criminal defense for federal tax crime charges. These white-collar violations may require extensive IRS investigations and lengthy proceedings, so choose an attorney who is committed for the long haul. Our team at Parrott Law PLLC is committed to doing just that, and we look forward to representing you after talking through your case via a free case evaluation.
Federal drug trafficking requires the help of a committed attorney as soon as possible. The grand jury investigation process can be as perilous as the federal criminal trial, which is why you need professional representation as soon as you are charged with drug trafficking.
A first offense carries a penalty of not less than 5 years, underscoring just how high the stakes are in these cases. Contact us for a case evaluation to see why Parrott Law PLLC is uniquely suited to help your case.