Charged With Public Corruption? Put Decades Of Criminal Defense Experience On Your Side.
While dishonesty and self-enrichment can be found just about anywhere, it is considered especially harmful when the alleged wrongdoers are holders of public office. That’s why both Mississippi and Tennessee have criminal statutes specifically related to public corruption.
Unfortunately, allegations of corruption are a commonly used weapon against public figures. If your freedom and future political career are in jeopardy due to charges or accusations made against you, contact our skilled trial attorneys at Farese, Farese, & Farese, P.A. Our firm has been a trusted legal resource in North Mississippi and West Tennessee since we opened our doors in 1939. Former attorneys for the firm have served with distinction in prominent public offices, and we understand what’s at stake in these cases.
Defense Against Varied And Complex Corruption Charges
Our experienced white collar defense attorneys are ready to help you contest a wide range of charges that often accompany allegations of public corruption. Some examples include:
- Fraud and extortion
- Money laundering
- Violations of state and federal elections laws
- Alteration of records
- Cybercrimes and wire fraud
- Conspiracy to commit any of the above offenses
Accusations of public corruption are often made for political reasons. Even if they are unsupported by evidence, accusations alone can be highly damaging to a person’s reputation and position.
Hiring The Right Lawyer Is Critical
Conviction for many of the offenses listed above comes with serious criminal and noncriminal penalties. Take bribery as one example. In Mississippi, a public official convicted of accepting bribes can face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. Beyond that, however, they will also be removed from office and face a lifetime ban on ever holding office again.
There is a popular misconception that someone who is innocent would have no need to contact an attorney. Unfortunately, this isn’t true. You need to respond to corruption charges quickly and with the help of an experienced attorney like those at our firm. In addition to trial experience, our lawyers also have a proven track record of success handling high-profile criminal cases. We understand how to communicate with the media, when to avoid communication and what steps we can take to protect our clients’ public reputations.
Free And Confidential Consultations Available – Contact Us Today
With offices in Ashland and Oxford, Farese, Farese, & Farese serves clients throughout North Mississippi and West Tennessee. If you’re facing public corruption charges or are currently under investigation, don’t wait to take action. Contact us to discuss your legal options in a free and confidential consultation. Just call 662-736-1292 or submit an online contact form.