Obstruction of Justice: Hindering a Criminal Investigation
Out of fear of prison or public scandal, some people will go to great lengths to cover their tracks. Unfortunately, when those actions constitute obstruction of justice, there may be prison anyway.
Prosecutors commonly add obstruction charges when they are not confident of proving the underlying crime, or to exert extra pressure for a plea bargain. The law firm of Boles Holmes White in Birmingham, Alabama can assert a savvy defense to the charges. Our experienced white collar crime lawyers have over 50 years of combined experience in criminal defense, including charges of Perjury and obstruction of justice.
National Defense Representation for Obstruction of Justice
We have represented the CEO or CFO of major corporations, elected officials and other high-profile clients accused of hindering an official investigation or court proceeding. It can be obstruction of justice to:
- Give false or misleading statements to law enforcement
- Commit Perjury in depositions or hearings
- Destroy evidence (delete e-mails, shred documents)
- Falsify documents
- Coerce a witness to lie
- Threaten a witness, juror, prosecutor or judge
BHW team members were involved in the defense of former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy and former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, both charged with obstruction of justice among the multiple counts against them. Scrushy was acquitted of all charges.
Contact an Alabama white collar crime lawyer to explore possible defenses to accusations of obstructing justice. You can reach us online or call 205-502-2000 to arrange a confidential consultation. We practice in all state and federal courts throughout the U.S.