Criminal Defense Overview
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Lawyer Houston TX
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) was enacted in 1977 to curtail bribery of international officials and place some guidelines on what can and cannot be done by business people on foreign soil. Many individuals and companies that are charged with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act are not even aware that they were in violation of any laws. Sometimes, what may be legal in another country is in violation of the FCPA, rendering the business and businesspeople facing federal criminal charges.
At DeGuerin & Dickson in Houston, Texas, we represent both individuals and corporations that may be charged with criminal violations of the FCPA. Attorney Dick DeGuerin and our entire legal team are highly knowledgeable in this area of law and can advise you of your rights and options.
Your future and your business are at stake. Contact our Houston law firm to schedule a consultation with a criminal defense lawyer or call (713) 223-5959.
Charges That Come as a Shock
Many individuals and businesses that end up charged with violating the FCPA are in a state of shock. They may have not been aware that they were violating any laws. Their business was being conducted in what they believed to be legitimate transactions and business dealings.
In another country, the business events may have been fair game. But it is illegal and a violation of the FCPA to conspire to violate a foreign law. We take the time to review the laws of each country in which you were conducting business to see what was legal and what may have been illegal, according to the FCPA.
If a conviction is handed down in a case involving charges of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, or public corruption, the penalties are serious and can include fines and jail time. If a business is convicted, the company may be permanently shut down.
Contact us online or call (713) 223-5959 to schedule a consultation with a lawyer at our Houston office. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer calls. Se habla español.