We’re here to protect your rights and reputation.
Being accused of a crime can change your life forever. If you’re under criminal investigation or charged with a serious offense, you need an experienced lawyer who will fight for your rights—a highly skilled, influential, vigorous advocate for your unique case. The SGB criminal defense team is here to make sure you get the best possible representation. We’re recognized nationally for excellence in all aspects of criminal defense. No one has better trial results, and we’re often able to avoid trial altogether. Our sentencing advocacy has impressed judges at the local, state, and federal levels, resulting in fair and humane sentences. We have a long history of success in complex “white collar” cases—including alleged RICO violations, illegal tax shelters, and other business crimes—as well as “blue collar” cases involving allegations of homicide, assault, DUI, and drug crimes.
If your freedom and reputation are on the line, you can count on the criminal defense team at SGB.
- Corporations, executives, and other professionals in a broad range of white collar criminal investigations and/or internal investigations.
- Individuals accused of serious criminal offenses, including homicide, serious assaults, racketeering, and drug offenses.
- Healthcare professionals and institutions being investigated for fraud or misconduct involving the provision of medical services or billing services.
- Individuals accused of DUI, serious traffic-related offenses, and misdemeanor offenses.
- Judges, prosecutors, and other lawyers accused of criminal conduct.
We leave no stone unturned, no fact undiscovered in the investigation of your case.
Schroeter Goldmark & Bender’s experienced, highly respected attorneys excel in preparing for and defending criminal charges. We focus on thoroughness, attention to detail, and proven courses of action to consistently achieve successful outcomes. While we meticulously review the information produced by the government’s investigation, we do not rely on it to tell the entire story. We do our own rigorous investigation and preparation, and this practice has allowed us to obtain the dismissal of filed charges and decisions not to file charges in cases prosecutors have described as “airtight.” Similar work in internal investigations has helped our corporate and medical facility clients avoid state and federal criminal charges.
We do everything possible to keep our clients free while the case is pending.
Studies of the criminal justice system show that if a person is out of jail while their case is pending there is a better chance of acquittal at trial or of obtaining a favorable sentence if convicted. One of our first steps is to gather information and find witnesses who can help convince a judge to keep clients free while awaiting trial or resolution of the case.
We take great care and pride in our trial preparation and presentation.
We have earned our reputation for being among the country’s best trial lawyers because of our thorough investigations as well as the team approach we use for brainstorming case defense. This allows us to combine strong oral advocacy with persuasive visual presentations, creating a compelling story of innocence. Winning cases comes not just from telling the truth; it comes from telling the truth in a convincing and compelling way.
Successful trial outcomes are also the result of legal analysis performed at the highest level. This critical aspect of trial preparation is the groundwork upon which the rest of our efforts depend. It enables us to identify inappropriate charges, convince judges to exclude illegally seized evidence, eliminate charges, and accurately define the legal standards that will ultimately govern the case. By taking tough cases to trial, we have won many acquittals for clients accused of serious felonies and white collar crimes.
We negotiate for successful resolutions.
Our reputation for excellent trial work has also helped us negotiate favorable resolutions for many clients. The prosecutors we work with respect our reputation for thorough preparation, integrity, and honesty. They know we will take a case to trial if needed, and will do an excellent job there. They know that our meticulous research produces positions prosecutors can believe and, because of this, we are often able to convince prosecutors that settling through negotiations is the best approach.
If you or someone you love is under investigation for criminal behavior, SGB is here to help. We will clearly explain the criminal and civil charges you face and will provide you with knowledge necessary to understand the process and feel more informed. Get some peace of mind – email us today or call (800) 809-2234.
We’re ready to fight for your rights.