Grand Jury & Pre-Charge Representation

People are justifiably frightened when told they are under investigation by the FBI, U.S. Department of Justice, IRS, DEA or any other federal agency. The resources of those agencies seem almost limitless and one questions what they can do to fight against allegations of wrongdoing which may be factually incorrect or wildly overstated. Todd Foster spent 11 years with the US Department of Justice as an FBI Special Agent, and as a federal prosecutor conducting the same type of investigations many of our clients face today. He has over 30 years experience in the federal criminal justice arena, and for the past 20 years has dedicated himself to the defense of others being investigated or accused of crimes. Todd’s efforts over the past 30 years have earned national media attention, as well as recognition in Best Lawyers of America, Super Lawyers and various other publications. The team at TFLG is uniquely comprised of lawyers and investigators with experience in the federal and state criminal justice systems, who use their experience to the advantage of our clients. Whether the investigation involves wire or mail fraud, tax evasion, mortgage fraud, or conspiracy or any nature, the lawyers and investigators at TFLG provide neatly 100 years of experience and know how to defend against government allegations of wrongdoing.

Unlike many state crimes, federal criminal investigations generally begin long before an arrest is made.  This is especially true in traditional white collar crime cases. The client may learn of the investigation because interviews have been conducted of former colleagues or clients involving past business activities. Grand jury subpoenas or an IRS summons may have been issued, or maybe a search warrant has been executed.  This is a critical time to act. During the investigative phase of a case, that is, before the return of any formal charge (Indictment), a unique opportunity is presented for the experienced lawyer and their team to help the client try to avoid a criminal charge.  At TFLG, we are richly experienced at investigating defenses and developing possible flaws in government theories of prosecution during this pre-indictment phase.  Frequently, we have been able to meet with prosecutors before any charges are brought and convince the prosecutor to decline to proceed, or to proceed with less serious charges.  Although each case is different, our approach employs what we have found to be a highly successful team effort to a case. Each member of the team contributes something unique and we maximize every person’s ability to contribute to the benefit of the client.  When the need arises for an outside specialist, for example, a CPA in a tax matter, or a former Medicare auditor in a health care fraud conspiracy case, we know who to call and how to incorporate that expertise into our team.

When there has been no opportunity for pre-indictment advocacy, or the government refuses to acknowledge the defenses of our clients, TFLG is well prepared and experienced in litigating in federal court.  Todd Foster was a federal prosecutor for over eight years and as a private practitioner, has tried and litigated federal criminal cases in districts throughout the country. Whether we need to challenge the proceedings of a federal grand jury, move for return of seized assets, challenge questionable searches, or conduct full blown trials on the merits, TFLG brings its focused and experienced team approach to every case.  Our experience as advocates in both the trial and pre-trial phases, is recognized nationally, with Todd Foster being asked routinely to lecture at legal seminars and meetings on topics including collateral defenses, investigations, cross examination, use of expert testimony in federal court, and application of the Federal Rules of Evidence to trials. Todd Foster has also been a professor of trial advocacy at Stetson University of Law for many years.  Read about our other team members and their experience and you will see the significant contribution they bring to our clients.  situation.

 

Areas of representations include:

  • Bank Fraud
  • Defense Contract Fraud
  • Drug and Regulatory Matters
  • Forfeiture- criminal and civil
  • FTC Investigations
  • Grand Jury Matters
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Mail and Wire Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Securities Fraud
  • Tax Fraud

 

Todd Foster Law Firm
1881 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida  33606
813-229-7373
Email- tfoster@tfosterlaw.com