Public Corruption

Sacramento Public Corruption Defense Attorney

Defense Strategies in Public Corruption cases.

Charges of public corruption can destroy a person’s career and public image. In such a delicate situation, it is vital to choose a defense lawyer with experience in both prosecuting and defending public corruption cases.

Patrick Hanly has spent years defending clients of both state and federal public corruption cases. He is has represented California Senators in public corruption probes by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Few attorneys in Sacramento have a comparable level of experience in complex criminal proceedings.

Public Corruption charges can take many forms, including misuse of government funds, bribery, vote trading, Brown Act violations and Conflicts of Interest to name a few. Mr. Hanly understands the delicate balancing act involved in representing public officials who have to vigorously defend the charges against them while maintaining a positive public image.

Bribery is one of the more common white collar criminal charges brought against politicians and public officials, but there are a number others, including:

  • Extortion and kickbacks
  • Embezzlement of public funds
  • Entitlement and subsidy fraud
  • Tax fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Conspiracy

Experience Counts in Complex Cases

At the Law Offices of Patrick K. Hanly, Sacramento defense attorney Patrick Hanly represents public officials, politicians, business clients, and other professionals facing public corruption charges in state or federal court.

With more than 16 years of trial experience, having handled more than 60 felony jury trials, Mr. Hanly is well prepared to assist you with a defense strategy tailored to your case and the specific court you will be tried in.

A former federal prosecutor, Mr. Hanly can assess your case, anticipate the prosecution strategy, and mount an effective defense tailored to fit your needs. Contact the firm’s Sacramento law office to schedule a consultation with an experienced defense lawyer.

Charges of public corruption can destroy a career or a business. It is important that persons charged with or under investigation for such a crime work with an aggressive defense lawyer experienced with complex federal cases. That is the type of case the Law Office of Patrick K. Hanly handles. Contact the firm.