As a lawyer with over 30 years experience, I have worked with hundreds of individuals facing myriad allegations of wrongdoing. I have observed firsthand the panic and trauma one experiences upon finding himself or herself the target of a criminal investigation or the filing of formal criminal charges. At times like these, it is vital to seek out an attorney, actually a legal team, to aggressively confront the allegations.
On those occasions where a criminal indictment or information has not yet been filed, quick and effective action on behalf of the client can, and frequently does, make the difference as to whether formal charges are actually filed. On those occasions when an indictment or information has already been brought, that same level of investigative and legal effort must be applied in an effort to win the case at trial, or resolve it in the most favorable way possible.
When I formed the Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long, Koche & Foster, P.A., my goal was to assemble a skilled and experienced team to assist our clients in these scenarios. We work with, in my view, the finest investigators who possess decades of FBI, U.S. Treasury and other fraud and financial investigative experience. I know of no lawyers more committed to clients than those on our staff. The combination of these two forces is a powerful tool brought to bear on behalf of our clients.
I began working as a private attorney 20 years ago after more than 12 years with the U.S. Department of Justice, first as an FBI Special Agent and then later as an Assistant United States Attorney and Supervisory Assistant United States Attorney. My government experience provides me with invaluable insight into government investigations and prosecutions. Few attorneys bring the background and experience I do to the representation of clients.
Since going into the private practice of law, I have been recognized by Best Lawyers In America, Florida Super Lawyers and been awarded an AV rating by Martindale Hubble. I was flattered to be asked and served two terms (six years) on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), and most recently served as co-chair of NACDL’s White Collar Crime Committee. I also serve as an adjunct law professor of trial advocacy, and am a frequent lecturer to lawyers around the country on topics including mortgage fraud defense, government misconduct, cross examination of government witnesses, and the Rules of Evidence.
My vow is that we will treat your case the same way we would want our case or the case of one of our loved one’s handled-with commitment, competence and an untiring work ethic.
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