White Collar Crimes, Embezzlement & Property Crimes
White Collar Crime Lawyer Thomas C Gallagher has been defending People accused of embezzlement, forgery, bribery, fraud, theft and property crimes for over 29 years in Minnesota State and Federal Court. These have ranged from million dollar "white collar crimes" fraud and theft cases; $50,000 embezzlement charges; government official bribery cases, receiving stolen goods charges - even shoplifting cases involving mostly a good person's good name.
"It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer."
- William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England, IV, 1765
Do the Powerful Forgive Themselves More Easily? If the government makes a mistake and collects more taxes than you lawfully owe, if you are lucky maybe one day you will get it refunded. But if you make a mistake what happens to you?
If you buy several items at a retail store, then get home and notice you were overcharged for some items, if your willing to take the time and trouble to drive back to the store, hopefully you may get a refund. But if you leave a retail store and mistakenly forget to pay for an item, what happens to you? Will they let you just apologize and pay for the item?
Is there a double standard in our society for Big Brother vs. "the little guy?" Does an imbalance of power, poison the well of justice?
If a police officer takes your kids and tells you that you will lose them unless you "confess" to something you did not do, would you feel pressured to do so?
Sir William Blackstone, English jurist, wrote treatise on the Common Law
Is it a good idea to trust the police, and simply tell what happened, without a lawyer?
If a police officer screams a "Miranda warning" of your legal rights with a loaded gun pointed at your head, what message will you understand from this?
If you are interviewed about an alleged traffic crime involving an accident, while in your hospital bed with a traumatic head injury on a I.V. of opiate pain-killer drugs, is your "confession" truly voluntary? Is it reliable, accurate?
If you are at work, trying your best to understand complicated federal regulations and comply with them, then something goes very wrong, when they come looking for a fall-guy or scapegoat, could you be a target for a federal criminal investigation? Or, subpoenaed to testify before a Grand Jury - as a "witness," or for possible indictment for some vaguely defined federal fraud crime?
The above are examples of cases Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney Thomas Gallagher has worked on. No, the law is not always enforced fairly. Though the law is not a magic solution, with hard work and patience it can be an effective tool in the fight for justice and liberty - to protect your future, your family's future. The lawyer you choose can make a difference in how the story ends.
Gallagher handles all varieties of theft and property crimes, including:
• White Collar Crimes defense, including federal court, regulatory, government program, conspiracy, embezzlement, forgery, bribery, etc
• Large Dollar Amount cases, including business-related issues and claims.
• Pre-charge Counsel, exposure evaluation, employee acts, government targeting and police investigation
• Witness Representation, including advice and counsel, assistance asserting the Fifth Amendment Privilege, seeking Immunity.
• Embezzlement charges.
• Bribery claims, including bribery charges against government officials.
• Theft, including felony theft.
• Forgery claims.
• Receiving Stolen Goods.
• False Confessions
• Search and Seizure issues
Call Minneapolis Criminal Lawyer Thomas C Gallagher to discuss solutions to your criminal law issue or case.612-333-1500.
Serving The People of the local Mpls - St PaulTwin Cities metropolitan area in Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Anoka, Sherburne, Wright, Carver, Scott, Dakota, and Washington Counties (greater Minnesota only upon special consideration).