Chicago Federal Criminal Lawyer

Illinois Federal White Collar Crime Lawyer

Veteran Chicago White Collar Crime Attorney

Federal white collar crime charges are serious and warrant seriously experienced and aggressive criminal defense representation. Veteran federal criminal defense attorney Hal M. Garfinkel provides just that.

He has a proven track record of success defending clients in everything from fraud to identity theft. He will do everything possible to put these troubles behind you.

Attorney Garfinkel was an effective prosecutor for many years before starting his successful Chicago defense practice. With 20 years of legal experience, he can anticipate and counter prosecution techniques. His insight has led to numerous courtroom successes.

If you have been charged with a federal white collar crime, contact the Law Offices of Hal M. Garfinkel LLC, Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney today to set up a free initial consultation. Trust Mr. Garfinkel's creativity and experience to protect your rights, your reputation and your freedom.

Aggressive, Accessible and Affordable White Collar Crime Defense

The range of cases Mr. Garfinkel can handle is as varied as the world of federal criminal defense itself. His two decades of legal experience has given him a thorough understanding of the law and policy related to white collar crime.

Mr. Garfinkel welcomes the opportunity to protect your rights in federal cases involving:

He can also capably represent your interests during investigations and in response to grand jury subpoenas. He has opposed a great number of government agencies at trial, including the FBI, DEA, IRS, ATF, ICE, the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Homeland Security and the Secret Service.

The most important thing you can do when being investigated by an agency such as the FBI, DEA, IRS, or Department of Homeland Security is to hire a criminal defense attorney who can provide you with a defense against any charges that you may face. Your lawyer can contact federal agents or prosecutors to determine the nature of the investigation and the potential criminal charges you may be facing, and they can advise you of your rights and help you determine the best defense strategy against any federal charges.

There are a variety of criminal penalties that may be imposed if a person is convicted of a federal crime, including large fines, time in prison, house arrest, supervised release, forfeiture of money or property obtained through criminal activity, and paying the costs involved in prosecution. A person may also face civil penalties, such as being required to pay restitution to anyone who suffered financial harm due to the crimes committed.

You should ask an attorney about their experience defending clients in cases similar to yours, as well as their rate of success, including the number of cases in which they helped clients avoid prosecution or obtained not guilty verdicts or dismissals of charges. You will also want to discuss the specifics of your case and determine the approach that your lawyer will take, including how they will communicate with investigators or prosecutors and what steps they will take to minimize charges or avoid prosecution.

Federal prosecutors have a great deal of discretion about when they will or will not pursue criminal charges against a defendant. These decisions may be based on the information uncovered during an investigation, the extent of the alleged criminal activity, and the likelihood of receiving a guilty verdict. By working with an attorney who is experienced in defending against federal charges, a person who is the subject of a federal investigation can determine how to avoid being charged by a federal prosecutor or how to mount an effective defense.

White collar crimes such as mortgage fraud, healthcare fraud, securities fraud, tax fraud, computer crimes, or money laundering may be prosecuted in federal court if they involved violations of federal laws, if the alleged victims were located in multiple states, or if they involved large amounts of money. Smaller-scale white collar crimes, such as embezzlement or identity theft, may be prosecuted at the state level if the criminal activity was limited to a single state.

Contact Hal M. Garfinkel Immediately

The sooner you contact an attorney, the better your chances of a successful result. By intervening early in the case — even before you are officially charged, if possible — Mr. Garfinkel may be able to negotiate a reduced charge or work out an alternative to prison should you be convicted.

Do not delay in contacting attorney Garfinkel's Chicago law offices. His 24/7 availability puts you within reach via phone, fax or e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation.

Off-site, jail and holding facility visits are available. Participation in detention, bond or bail hearings are essential to Mr. Garfinkel's services. Contact his offices today.

225 WEST WASHINGTON STREET, SUITE 2200A, CHICAGO, IL 60606

PHONE: 312-270-0999

FAX: 312-924-0201