Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law Defense
Physicians and owners of medical practices can too easily fall prey to the intricate and technical legal complexities found in the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law. Unfortunately, a conviction for violating these laws could lead to five years in prison or more, thousands of dollars in fines, the loss of a license to practice medicine, and other serious consequences. The Law Offices of Stanley L. Friedman can help you avoid these severe penalties by providing a robust defense against the charges you are facing. Attorney Stanley L. Friedman is a former federal prosecutor with decades of experience prosecuting and defending people charged with healthcare and financial fraud in the criminal court system. If you are charged with violating the Anti-Kickback Statute or Stark Law, contact The Law Offices of Stanley L. Friedman for advice and representation from a skilled and experienced Los Angeles white collar criminal defense lawyer.
Expert Defense Against Anti-Kickback Statute Violations
The Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) is a federal law that prohibits the exchange of anything of value intended to induce or reward referrals for services or items payable by federal healthcare programs. Violations of this statute are taken very seriously and can result in severe penalties, including fines and imprisonment.
The Law Offices of Stanley L. Friedman is well-versed in navigating the intricacies of AKS. We provide personalized defense strategies, aiming to protect your rights and your professional future. Our approach involves a thorough analysis of the allegations, identifying any safe harbor provisions that might apply, and crafting a defense that addresses the specific nuances of your case.
Stark Law Defense Tailored to Your Needs
The Stark Law, formally known as the Physician Self-Referral Law, is another complex piece of legislation that prohibits physicians from referring patients to entities with which they have a financial relationship for certain health services. The law aims to prevent conflicts of interest and ensure that medical decisions are based on the best interests of patients rather than financial incentives.
At The Law Offices of Stanley L. Friedman, we understand that Stark Law cases require a sophisticated understanding of both the law and its applicability to medical practices. Our defense strategies are tailored to address the unique aspects of each case, considering the specific relationships and circumstances involved. We work diligently to avoid criminal culpability, mitigate potential penalties and maintain your professional integrity and reputation.
Proactive Legal Counsel for Healthcare Professionals
As a Los Angeles-based law firm focusing on criminal defense in healthcare and financial fraud cases, we offer proactive legal counsel to healthcare professionals. Healthcare fraud investigations can go on for months or years before the government decides to file charges. We can provide invaluable insight and assistance during the investigative phase to protect your rights and best interests and position you for a successful defense, while at the same time working to avoid any charges being filed in the first place.
Why Choose the Law Offices of Stanley L. Friedman for Anti-Kickback and Stark Law Defense in Los Angeles?
Experienced Legal Representation: With years of experience in white collar criminal defense and an emphasis on healthcare and financial fraud, our team brings a wealth of knowledge and a long record of successful case resolutions.
Personalized Approach: We understand that every case is unique. Our legal strategies are customized to fit the specific needs and circumstances of each client.
Commitment to Clients: At The Law Offices of Stanley L. Friedman, we are dedicated to protecting your rights and interests. We are committed to providing the highest level of legal service to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.
Practical Experience as a Former Prosecutor: As a lawyer working in the U.S. Attorney’s Office Major Frauds Unit, Mr. Friedman developed a thorough understanding of the AKS and Stark Law and the way cases are analyzed and pursued by the government. This experience brings an added layer of expertise to your defense.
Contact the Law Offices of Stanley L. Friedman for Help With Anti-Kickback and Stark Law Defense in Los Angeles
If you are facing an investigation or formal charges under the Anti-Kickback Statute or Stark Law, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance. In Los Angeles, contact The Law Offices of Stanley L. Friedman today to schedule a consultation and discuss your defense options. We are here to provide the expert legal support you need during this challenging time.