Austin & San Antonio Government Investigation Attorneys
Dedicated Legal Guidance Serving Professionals and Businesses Throughout Texas
If you are a working professional or run a successful business, learning you are the subject of a government investigation can be alarming and stressful. You will need to hire qualified legal representation to help you respond to official requests, warrants, subpoenas, and other developments.
Our Austin & San Antonio government investigation lawyers understand what is at stake in these delicate matters. If a government agency discovers criminal activity, an individual or business could lose its professional license. Our team at Peek & Toland understands how these investigations must be handled and can help you enforce your rights. We have many years of experience navigating issues involving white-collar crimes and will do everything in our power to proactively protect your interests.
Responding to a Government Investigation
A state or federal government agency will generally only choose to expend resources investigating an individual or business when they have reason to suspect unlawful conduct. You may learn you are the subject of an investigation when you are visited by government officials or receive a request for documents. In these instances, you are not typically legally obligated to provide access or additional information, and it is generally not in your best interest to do so without first consulting a qualified attorney.
Hire legal representatives as soon as you believe you or your business may be the subject of a government investigation. If you voluntarily decline to answer questions or provide access to individual or company devices, the investigating agency may seek warrants that force compliance. You will want knowledgeable legal guidance before this occurs. Our team can help you understand and enforce your rights in these situations. If necessary, we can begin preparing a proactive defense if we expect formal charges to be filed.
How a Criminal Conviction Can Jeopardize a Professional License in Texas
Being convicted of a crime can result in numerous penalties, including incarceration and hefty fines. As a licensed professional working in Texas, there is potentially even more at stake. Under the Texas Occupations Code, anyone with a professional license can lose their certification as a result of a criminal conviction.
Our Austin & San Antonio government investigation attorneys are prepared to help you defend your professional reputation and livelihood. We have handled nearly 2,000 federal cases and are also familiar with how to navigate Texas courts and agency investigations. No matter what you are being investigated for or have been charged with, our team at Peek & Toland is determined to champion your rights and provide the seasoned guidance you need to succeed.