Charges of bribery, extortion and blackmail involve accusations of an individual or a business illegally influencing another. These allegations often involve elected officials or others in the public eye. When businesses are alleged to have bribed a foreign official, they can be prosecuted under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Any person facing these allegations should immediately contact an experienced defense attorney. The Cogdell Law Firm, has defended a wide range of individuals and entities charged with white collar crimes, including public officials such as judges, mayors, city councilmen, politicians and governors, as well as companies, executives, physicians, attorneys and others.
A Recognized Leader in White Collar Criminal Defense
Over the last 25 years, Dan Cogdell has emerged as a recognized leader in the area of white collar criminal defense. He was named Houston's 2011 White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America. This award acknowledges his skill, professionalism and integrity. Another reflection of his skill is his numerous successful results in the courtroom. Dan Cogdell's courtroom victories in bribery cases include the acquittal of Judge John Peavy in the Houston City Hall bribery scandal and the acquittal of former New Orleans City Attorney Sal Anzelmo in a federal bribery and corruption trial.
Offering a Strong Defense in High-Stakes, High-Profile Charges
An individual convicted of bribery, corruption, charges involving kickback schemes, extortion or blackmail could receive 20 or more years in prison. And, because many of the individuals accused of these crimes are involved in politics, prosecutors and FBI agents will work tirelessly to investigate and prosecute these allegations. The Cogdell Law Firm, maintains a national criminal defense practice and has significant experience defending these types of cases.
Houston, Texas, Attorney Defending Corruption and Extortion Charges in State and Federal Courts
To arrange a consultation with an experienced Houston bribery defense attorney, call 713-426-2244 or contact us online.