Public Corruption Investigations and Defense
Our criminal law attorneys represent public officials, including elected office holders and front-line governmental employees in connection with allegations of public corruption and ethical malfeasance, such as bribery, accepting improper gratuities or other preferential treatment in exchange for official action, and/or claiming undeserved compensation.
Today, public officials are subject to heightened scrutiny and media attention. Individuals found guilty may face jail time or the loss of some or all of future pension eligibility. Because the stakes are particularly high, accusations of public corruption should always be handled with extreme care under the advice of a knowledgeable attorney.
At Wilentz, our Criminal Defense team has experience representing public officials before state and federal courts, including the Attorney General’s Office in New Jersey and the United States Attorney’s Office. We are called upon to handle particularly sensitive issues and pride ourselves in our ability to keep situations in perspective, oftentimes despite adverse publicity.
To discuss your particular case, please contact our office today.