The City of Chicago and the State of Illinois are no strangers to political corruption. But just because corruption has a long and infamous history here does not mean that prosecutors ignore crimes involving public officials and those who seek to improperly influence government decision making. In fact, state and federal prosecutors aggressively investigate and prosecute public corruption charges in Chicago and will seek lengthy convictions for those accused of breaching the public’s trust.
If you are a public official, even the allegation of improper or illegal conduct can derail your career and destroy your reputation. A grand jury investigation presents dangers and opportunities for missteps that can make a bad situation even worse. A conviction on corruption charges can put you behind bars for years, leaving your family behind to take care of themselves while you face a future forever tainted by your alleged misconduct.
With so much hanging in the balance, anyone who learns he or she is under investigation for public corruption needs the guidance and protection of experienced counsel as soon as possible. At Wigell Law Group, our Chicago political corruption defense attorneys understand this city’s unique history as well as the nuances and complexities of the laws which apply to the conduct of government officials and those who do business with them. From the moment you retain us, we will be your steadfast guardians, protecting you against prosecutors determined to find you guilty.
Experienced Defense Against All Chicago Political Corruption Charges
Whether you are an elected official, government employee, police officer or firefighter, or a private citizen, Wigell Law Group stands ready to provide you with powerful and strategic defense representation. We bring over four decades of experience to the defense of all federal and state public corruption cases, including:
- Soliciting, offering, or accepting bribes or kickbacks
- Insider hiring or contracting
- Schemes to defraud the public
- Money laundering
- Campaign fundraising violations
- Improper threats
- Criminal conflicts of interest
- Misuse of government funds
Grand Jury Investigations
Many arrests or indictments for public corruption happen after prosecutors have spent months or even years investigating someone suspected of misconduct. If you discover that you are the subject of a criminal investigation or receive a subpoena to appear before a grand jury, you need to take immediate steps to protect your rights. Don’t wait to find out whether you will be charged before retaining an experienced corruption defense lawyer.
Our attorneys are prepared to act quickly to protect our clients’ rights during any political corruption investigation. We can prevent you from making admissions or taking actions that could prove devastating if criminal charges are ultimately brought against you. We use our experience and insights to determine the appropriate response to an investigation, whether it be full cooperation with investigators and prosecutors, the invocation of your constitutional rights against self-incrimination, or an alternative course of action.
Wigell Law Group: Chicago Political Corruption Defense Attorneys
Whether you are under investigation or have been charged with corruption or other offenses related to political misconduct, Wigell Law Group stands ready to help. To schedule your free and confidential initial consultation to discuss your situation, please call us today at 312-548-9250 or use our online contact form.