Federal criminal defense

How to Protect Yourself from Criminal Charges When You’re a Victim of Identity Theft

By Lee Koch | July 18, 2019 | Comments Off on How to Protect Yourself from Criminal Charges When You’re a Victim of Identity Theft

Adding insult to injury doesn’t even begin to cover it. Victims of identity theft already have so much to deal with: restoring their credit, putting out fraud alerts, getting documents reissued. But identity theft brings another risk, one that’s not always talked about. The risk that you’ll be arrested for a crime you didn’t commit…

5 Mistakes to Avoid When You’re Under Investigation

By Lee Koch | May 29, 2019 | Comments Off on 5 Mistakes to Avoid When You’re Under Investigation

Unless you receive a target letter, it’s hard to know if you’re the subject of a federal investigation. There are some subtle signs. Certainly if you’ve done something wrong you should seriously consider you may be under investigation if you start seeing any of them. Any time you begin to suspect you are under investigation…

4 Possible Defenses for Wire Fraud

By Lee Koch | May 18, 2019 | Comments Off on 4 Possible Defenses for Wire Fraud

Accused of wire fraud? The government thinks you’ve used a cell phone or a computer to intentionally scam someone out of their money, and that your activity has crossed state lines. Wire fraud is a federal crime. It’s an extension of the older mail fraud charge. Take the charges seriously, but don’t panic. There are…

7 Signs You’re Under Federal Criminal Investigation

By Lee Koch | May 1, 2019 | Comments Off on 7 Signs You’re Under Federal Criminal Investigation

Here at Koch Law we often tell clients or potential clients to call our offices as soon as they know they’re under investigation. Things can go south pretty quickly when the federal government is building a case against you. But how would you know? While it’s impossible to know for sure, there are some signs…

5 Ways to Protect Yourself Against IRS Tax Fraud Charges

By Lee Koch | April 12, 2019 | Comments Off on 5 Ways to Protect Yourself Against IRS Tax Fraud Charges

Though the IRS pursues very few individuals for tax fraud, it’s one of the scariest charges you can face. In addition to receiving jail time and being saddled with a criminal record, the IRS can charge you 75% penalties if you are convicted of willful tax evasion. The good news is the IRS really kind…

Should You Go To Trial for Federal Criminal Charges?

By Lee Koch | September 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Should You Go To Trial for Federal Criminal Charges?

Early in your federal criminal case, you have a major decision to make: do you want to accept a plea bargain from the federal prosecutor or go to trial? In the United States, upwards of 90% of federal criminal charges are settled before trial, and it is likely that statistic is even higher when it…