Aggressive Defense Against Federal Prosecution

If you or someone you know is suspected of defrauding a government agency, prosecutors have tremendous resources and employ heavy-handed tactics to coerce confessions and levy severe penalties.

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If you have been arrested, indicted or questioned in connection with a government fraud probe, you need experienced and effective legal representation to protect your rights. Stone Lockett has defended many hundreds of citizens, professionals, and businesses against a wide range of fraud and white collar crimes:

  • Government contract fraud
  • Securities fraud (insider trading, SEC violations)
  • Social Security fraud
  • Healthcare fraud / Medicaid fraud / Medicare fraud
  • Election fraud
  • Immigration fraud
  • Tax fraud and tax evasion
  • Political bribes
  • Internet crimes

Stone Lockett practices in all courts in Florida, including appellate courts. Our defense team is familiar with federal court procedures. Having practiced in Florida federal courts for 20 years board certified defense attorney Mitch Stone is familiar with the prosecutors, judges and personnel of the Federal Courts which helps in the pre-indictment negotiations that can sometimes assist our clients in avoiding any criminal charges being lodged against them.

We have represented politicians, government employees, military personnel, medical professionals, and law enforcement officers whose livelihood is endangered by the potential of being charged with a crime in a federal court.

Challenging government fraud requires swift action to protect clients' rights against self-incrimination thorough examination of evidence for indication of procedural violations and solid trial and negotiation skills. We pursue all avenues to dismiss charges, suppress evidence, or obtain alternative and lesser punishments. We are prepared to go to trial in the event that plea negotiations break down or the government refuses to resolve the case in a matter that is acceptable to our client. We have a proven record of favorable results at trial that many times works to our clients benefit.

Contact the government fraud attorneys of Stone Lockett for aggressive pursuit of the best possible outcome in your case. We will discuss the facts and unique circumstances, and outline your legal options in a free, confidential consultation.