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Issues Relating to Third-Party Warrants

White Collar Criminal Defense By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2019/01/31 at 02:12pm

In many white collar criminal investigations, third parties who are not accused of criminal violations may nonetheless be roped in by prosecutors and subjected to broad “fishing expeditions” in an effort to gather evidence for the case at-hand.  For example, if a business and its agents have been accused of engaging in insider trading, prosecutors may attempt to secure customer information (i.e., online tracking data) from service providers who engaged with the defendants. As a third-party, the smooth operation of your business could be significantly impacted by prosecutorial attempts to secure evidence, whether in the form of a subpoena or […]

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Undermining Witness Testimony in a White Collar Criminal Defense

White Collar Criminal Defense By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2019/01/24 at 02:04pm

In the white collar criminal context, success often turns on the introduction of witness testimony that can give either party a significant advantage.  For example, prosecutors may attempt to put a witness on the stand to talk about how they saw you discussing the commission of bank fraud.  This could put you in a difficult position come trial, if the jury were to believe such testimony. Attacking Credibility As a white collar criminal defendant, it’s important that you undermine damaging witness testimony by attacking the credibility of the witness making such statements.  There are a number of ways in which […]

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Obstruction of Justice Can Be Difficult to Prove

White Collar Criminal Defense By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2019/01/17 at 01:58pm

Contact an Alexandria White Collar Defense Attorney for Help Many white collar defendants are surprised to find that they have been charged with the obstruction of justice.  When attempting to lock down a business organization for criminal violations, prosecutors can be a bit messy and excessive in their approach — they are quick to use a bludgeon rather than a scalpel, so to speak. For example, in investigating supposed violations for insider trading, prosecutors may charge you with obstructing justice for deleting relevant files and email communications, even if your actions were not intended to disguise any malfeasance. At Harvey […]

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Availability of Probation in the Context of White Collar Defense

White Collar Criminal Defense By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2019/01/10 at 12:44pm

If you’ve been charged with a white collar crime (such as insider trading, bank fraud, or various FCPA violations) then you could be exposed to a range of penalties that include significant jail time. Though of course liability is best avoided, there are some situations in which the evidence clearly points to guilt.  If the prosecution has clearly established your liability, then it’s important not to resign yourself to the worst-possible outcome — with the aid of a skilled criminal defense attorney, your sentence could be reduced and changed to probation so that you can avoid a term of imprisonment […]

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