White collar crime generally encompasses a wide range of non-violent crimes. Both corporate and individual clients can find themselves facing investigations that might last months or even years, or legal action that threatens their livelihood or even their freedom.
As state and federal regulation has come to set the standard for business services, products and conduct, the government has seen increased power to grant or withhold licenses or permission for particular business activities. When these public interests clash with your private and business concerns, a delicate legal touch from a white collar attorney in Austin Texas is needed.
If you or your company are facing a cease/desist order, subpoena, notice of investigation or other matter involving a civil or criminal investigation, Alexander Law Firm will work with you to address the issue head on. We will use our considerable resources and experience to get out in front of the investigation and anticipate what might come next.
Subpoena and Civil Investigation Demands (CIDs)
Subpoenas and CIDs command a company or a person to appear and/or produce documents/records for review by a grand jury or public agency.
If you ignore or refuse to fully comply with a subpoena/CID, you could face serious penalties including fines and/or jail for contempt of court. The Austin attorneys at Alexander Law Firm can help you identify some better choices. We can help you narrow an overly broad by negotiating or getting a ruling from a court. We can be sure you do not give up your protections under the Fifth Amendment. We can review your records to identify confidential attorney-client communications that you have a right not to turn over. We’ll help you consider your options and put together a strategy that will work best for you.
Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and Civil Litigation DIvisions
The Texas Attorney General’s Office has eleven different Civil Litigation Divisions, covering a wide range of areas:
- Bankruptcy and Collections
- Medicaid Fraud
- Consumer Protection and Public Health
- Environmental Protection and Administrative Law
- Financial Litigation
- General Litigation
- Law Enforcement Defense
- Tort Litigation
The Attorney General’s Criminal Investigations Division is staffed by commissioned peace officers and crime analysts who conduct investigations and support prosecution in a number of crimes, including white collar crimes like complex fraud, Election Code violations and public corruption.
At Alexander Law Firm, we can offer a unique blend of civil/criminal investigation and enforcement litigation experience. We have faced agencies with superior resources and funds, and have prevailed. We’ve helped clients defend themselves against criminal antitrust violations, debarment from public contracting, mail and wire fraud, and more.
Experience, Instinct and Strategic Views
We will use well-honed instinct and a strategic view of the other side’s agenda to determine whether cooperation or going on the offense is the best course of action in your particular case. Our objective is simple: the most favorable termination of the action. Achieving this objective can require either speed or patience, depending on the regulatory agency and individuals involved.
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