It is an important time of year for many St. Louis businessmen and businesswomen, who are in the process of squaring up year-end matters. There may be multiple financial issues to take care of before the end of the year, some more complex and time consuming than others.
Unfortunately, with the increased business transactions and organization of assets, there may also be increased allegations of wrongdoing. For instance, individuals may unknowingly cross the line into fraudulent activity when conducting different transactions, or at least the government may allege that individuals have crossed this line.
There are serious repercussions at play when allegations of fraud arise. First and foremost, individuals can be subject to severe penalties, including prison time, if they are convicted on fraud charges. There may also be steep fines and other costs associated with the charges, which can impact the person for years to come.
Our firm specializes in handling fraud charges, among others, and we have worked tirelessly on behalf of our clients to combat the serious charges against them. We work closely with our clients to craft a comprehensive defense, which not only addresses the specifics of the charges at issue, but meaningful ways of approaching the charges and coming to a good resolution.
For example, if it is in our clients' best interest to work out some sort of deal, perhaps even before the charges are filed, we can negotiate with the government to reach a settlement that is favorable to our clients. In other cases, it may be better to fight the charges in court and put the government to its high burden of proof. Ultimately, each case is different, and, therefore, we urge individuals to visit our webpage on fraud to begin the conversation of what works best for them.