Government Fraud Defense Attorney
Our Texas criminal defense lawyers fight for professionals’ rights nationwide
Allegations of government fraud remain one of the most common examples of whistleblower cases. That doesn’t mean these legal cases are any less complicated or less serious. If you or your business have been accused of government fraud by a whistleblower or anyone else, it’s critical that you have a strong, criminal defense attorney on your side, standing up for your rights.
Our white collar criminal defense lawyers can help you every step of the way. Based in Texas and serving clients nationwide, the law firm of Brewer, Pritchard & Buckley, PC has more than 90 years of combined legal experience. As a result, we’re familiar with the state and federal laws governing these cases, including the False Claims Act. This experience is essential when mounting a strong legal defense.
What you need to know about government fraud cases
Many government fraud cases are initiated by whistleblowers. What many people might not realize is whistleblowers often receive financial compensation for reporting government fraud. The government rewards whistleblowers according to the False Claims Act, which is based on qui tam law designed to prevent corruption.
The False Claims Act of 1863 was revised in 1986 and 2009, increasing the amount of money awarded to government fraud whistleblowers. Since then, the government has recovered billions in taxpayer funds based on claims filed by whistleblowers.
Whistleblowers who report government fraud are protected from prosecution under the Whistleblower Protection Act, which was passed in 1989. This federal law was created to protect government employees from disciplinary action for exposing criminal government activity, including kickbacks, corruption and fraud. What many people may not realize is there are also laws designed to protect the rights of people accused by the government.
You have rights. Our criminal defense attorneys can fight for them.
A government fraud charge filed against you or your company can present many legal challenges. You will need to gather evidence proving you did nothing wrong. You may also need to be prepared to defend your actions in a court of law. Our experienced lawyers know what to do and can help you every step of the way.
Government fraud cases can be extremely complicated. Brewer, Pritchard & Buckley, PC understands. That’s why we will work tirelessly to defend your rights. Put your trust in a law firm that puts your rights first. Contact us today. Call 713-209-2950 or fill out our online inquiry form and schedule your case evaluation. Our white collar criminal defense attorneys represent clients nationwide.