Federal And State White Collar Crime Attorneys Defending Public Officials
Elected officials and other public employees are under intense scrutiny to fulfill their duties. Often, the mere appearance of impropriety can lead to an investigation, which can in turn lead to criminal charges. Charges involving public corruption such as bribery, extortion, embezzlement or the misappropriation of funds can cause untold damage to a public official’s career. A lifetime of public service can be tarnished forever by these allegations.
If you are under investigation for crimes related to public corruption or if you already face these accusations, you need a skilled lawyer in your corner. We are the Florida public corruption lawyers of O’Brien Hatfield, P.A.. Firm founder Mark O’Brien has practiced criminal law exclusively since 1998. Over this time, he has defended individuals facing all types of serious white collar crime allegations.
Our law firm will use every tool at its disposal to combat these allegations. The government must prove every element of the charge beyond a reasonable doubt. We will examine the evidence against you and find any weaknesses in the government’s case. If there are weaknesses, we will exploit them for maximum impact. Our skilled, knowledgeable approach frequently yields positive outcomes for our clients.
“They would have preferred that Mr. Keel have been fired months ago but they are certainly not upset at the news that he resigned”, said attorney Mark J. O’Brien after learning that a major participant in the Dover Air Force Base scandal resigned after the results of a government whistle blower investigation were made public.
– San Francisco Chronicle
Ensuring Your Right To A Fair And Impartial Trial
Members of the print and electronic media tend to devote significant attention to cases involving accusations of bribery or public corruption. While it is critical that your lawyer can devise a powerful strategy to achieve results in the courtroom, it is equally critical that your lawyer is able to manage the potential media onslaught. Our law firm has represented numerous high-profile defendants in cases that garnered significant media coverage. We will work tirelessly to ensure that your right to a fair trial is not jeopardized.