The federal criminal justice system is significantly more complicated to navigate than the state court system, and penalties can be much higher. Sentences are based upon the total amount of the fraud. For this reason, it is essential that your lawyer be experienced in the federal courts. As the former Enforcement Attorney for the United States Securities & Exchange Commission, Hope Lefeber’s experience enables her to understand how the government operates, and therefore, enables her to best prepare a winning defense. When you face federal allegations of financial or securities fraud, it is essential to have an aggressive federal criminal attorney representing you.
For over 30 years, Hope Lefeber has represented individuals charged with various kinds of financial and securities frauds. “Insider trading” is a term that most investors have heard and usually associate with illegal conduct. But the term actually includes both legal and illegal conduct. The legal version is when corporate insiders—officers, directors, and employees—buy and sell stock in their own companies. When corporate insiders trade in their own securities, they must be certain that they have complied with all of the legal requirements. Rule 10b5 requires the disclosure of certain material information in connection with securities transactions. The failure to comply with the securities laws may result in serious criminal liability.
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If you are facing federal charges, having a lawyer who is highly skilled in federal securities law can be critical to your defense. To get representation from a highly skilled defense attorney, contact the Philadelphia Law Offices of Hope C. Lefeber by calling 610-668-7927. Consultations are free and confidential.