Frequently Asked Questions for the Law Offices of Stanley L. Friedman
Answers to Common Questions About Healthcare and Financial Fraud and White Collar Criminal Defense in Los Angeles
The Law Offices of Stanley L. Friedman defends people in Los Angeles charged with fraud and other white collar financial offenses, with a particular emphasis on various forms of healthcare fraud. Attorney Stanley L. Friedman is a former federal prosecutor who served for years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division in Los Angeles, working in the Major Frauds Unit where he investigated and prosecuted high-dollar and complicated fraud cases on behalf of the government. Since 1995, Mr. Friedman has turned his skills and knowledge gained from prosecuting healthcare fraud cases to defending physicians charged with healthcare fraud in Los Angeles.
Below we answer some frequently asked questions about healthcare fraud, financial fraud, and white collar crime, including how our law firm helps people facing serious charges. If you are in need of legal advice and assistance with a healthcare-related criminal charge in Los Angeles, call The Law Offices of Stanley L. Friedman to speak with an experienced and dedicated Los Angeles white collar criminal defense lawyer.
1. What Is White Collar Crime and How Does It Differ From Other Crimes?
White collar crime generally refers to financially motivated, nonviolent crime. Unlike other crimes, these offenses typically involve deceit, concealment, or a violation of trust, as opposed to the use or threat of physical force. Common examples include fraud, embezzlement, and money laundering.
2. What Specific Expertise Does Stanley L. Friedman Bring as a Former Federal Prosecutor?
Stanley L. Friedman’s background as a former federal prosecutor provides him with a unique perspective in white collar criminal defense. This experience equips him with a thorough understanding of federal investigation tactics, prosecutorial strategies, and an extensive knowledge of the federal criminal justice system, benefitting his clients in navigating complex legal landscapes.
3. What Are the Consequences of Being Convicted of Healthcare Fraud in Los Angeles?
Healthcare fraud convictions in Los Angeles can lead to severe penalties, including substantial fines, restitution, and imprisonment. Additionally, professionals may face loss of licensure, damage to reputation, and long-term career implications. Some convictions lead to a minimum of five years in prison and several thousands of dollars in fines per count, of which there can be many in a single criminal indictment. Removal from Medicare and Medicaid is another consequence that can be devastating to a medical practice.
4. How Can a Lawyer Help if I’m Accused of Financial Fraud?
When accused of financial fraud, a skilled defense lawyer can help in many ways. They provide strategic legal advice, represent you in court, negotiate plea deals if necessary, and work tirelessly to protect your rights. They also help in gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and building a strong defense strategy.
5. What Should I Do if I Am Under Investigation for White Collar Crime?
If you are under investigation for a white collar crime, it’s crucial to seek legal counsel immediately. Avoid discussing the case with others and do not make any statements to law enforcement without a lawyer present. An experienced attorney can guide you through the process, protect your rights, and help prevent self-incrimination.
6. How Does the Law Offices of Stanley L. Friedman Approach a White Collar Crime Defense?
Stanley L. Friedman approaches white collar crime defense with meticulous attention to detail, a deep understanding of financial and legal complexities, and a commitment to crafting a robust defense. His strategies involve thorough investigation, exploiting weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, and presenting compelling arguments to protect his clients’ interests.
7. Are Consultations Confidential?
Yes, consultations at The Law Offices of Stanley L. Friedman are strictly confidential. This means any information you share with our team is protected by attorney-client privilege and will not be disclosed without your consent.
8. How Long Do White Collar Crime Cases Typically Take in Los Angeles Courts?
The duration of white collar criminal cases in Los Angeles courts varies depending on the complexity of the case, the amount of evidence, and the legal procedures involved. Generally, these cases can take several months to years to resolve. We strive to expedite the process while ensuring a thorough and effective defense.
9. What Are My Defense Options for Charges of Healthcare or Financial Fraud?
Defense options for healthcare or financial fraud charges may include challenging the evidence, proving a lack of intent, demonstrating compliance with regulations, or negotiating plea agreements. Each case is unique, and we tailor our defense strategies to the specifics of each client’s situation.
10. How Can I Contact the Law Offices of Stanley L. Friedman for Assistance?
To seek legal assistance or schedule a consultation, you can contact The Law Offices of Stanley L. Friedman via our website or by calling 213-629-1500. We are dedicated to providing exceptional legal representation in white collar criminal defense in Los Angeles.