Whether you are under investigation, facing charges or in the midst of a trial for a federal white collar crime, it is essential that you have an attorney by your side. At every stage in the process, you need a defense lawyer who knows the procedures, understands the laws and can help you navigate the complex federal criminal system.
Extensive Experience With Federal Criminal Cases At All Levels
Donald L. Beckner is a former United States Attorney and a former Assistant District Attorney. Mr. Beckner served as United States Attorney for almost five years and as Assistant District Attorney for more than four years. He obtained successful jury verdicts in hundreds of criminal jury trials.
As a United States Attorney, Mr. Beckner never lost a criminal case that he litigated, and he litigated almost all major federal crimes, including mail fraud, wire fraud, racketeering, money laundering and numerous less well-known criminal offenses. Mr. Beckner spent hundreds of hours conducting Federal Grand Jury proceedings.
What Does Federal White Collar Defense Involve?
Federal white collar crime defense entails defense of the client during the Grand Jury investigation. This includes maintaining a continuing dialogue with U.S. Attorney conducting the Grand Jury investigation, determining who is receiving Grand Jury subpoenas and interviewing those persons, all in an attempt to determine the extent of the inculpatory evidence implicating your client. The goal is to convince the U.S. Attorney not to indict your client.
Mr. Beckner has built a record of success with these types of cases. The most fulfilling time was when a well-known business man contacted Mr. Beckner and told him that he had just been informed by his current attorney that the U.S. Attorney had said that he would be indicted the next day for racketeering. Mr. Beckner contacted the U.S. Attorney, obtained an immediate appointment, and persuaded the U.S. Attorney to postpone the indictment temporarily. Within a month, Mr. Beckner had persuaded the U.S. Attorney not to indict his client and the matter was concluded.
After being retained, many attorneys wait until their client is indicted before doing anything. Mr. Beckner knows that is not the correct way to proceed. The correct way is to do all you can to prevent your client from being indicted. This will always be less expensive to the client than going through pretrial hearings and a jury trial.
The correct time to retain counsel is when you are served with a Grand Jury subpoena, when an F.B.I. agent seeks to interview you, or you discover that you are being investigated by the U.S. Attorney.
Mr. Beckner has effectively represented a Governor of Louisiana, a Sheriff of Harrison County Mississippi and other public officials in Federal Grand Jury investigations of white collar offenses. Mr. Beckner has successfully represented many individuals and business entities that were "subjects" or "targets" of Grand Jury investigations.
To speak with Mr. Beckner about your case, contact Donald L. Beckner & Associates online or call 225-769-7779.