Espionage Lawyer in Knoxville
Knoxville Attorney Defending Clients against Federal Espionage Charges
The federal government does not look kindly on obtaining national secrets
and disclosing them to other sources. They are relentless in investigating
and prosecuting these acts. If you are under investigation or charged with the
federal crime of espionage, you could be in a great deal of trouble. It is crucial that
you obtain representation by an experienced Knoxville espionage attorney
who can effectively and firmly defend your freedom and your rights.
Penalties for those convicted of spying can be very stiff:
- Up to half a million dollars in fines and/or up to 15 years in jail for
using stolen trade secrets for a foreign government
- Up to 10 years in jail for stealing trade secrets for their own gain
- Up to $10 million for companies who steal trade secrets for another government
- $5 million for companies using secrets for themselves
Why Robert R. Kurtz?
Robert R. Kurtz, Attorney at Law, has a history of success defending clients
against a wide range of
state and federal charges for almost 15 years. He is committed to providing high quality
criminal defense representation to every client who comes through his doors. When you work
with the firm, you can expect to be dealing personally with Attorney Kurtz.
He shares his cell phone number and email address with his clients so
they have access to him any time of the day. His
10.0 Superb Avvo Rating and
Martindale-Hubbell® BV® Rating are indications of his professional excellence and dedication to his clients.
We have the Know-how to Fight Federal Criminal Charges
Espionage can also involve the unlawful disclosure of trade secrets, prohibited
by the Economic Espionage Act of 1996. Theft of industrial or trade secrets
from a private business or company engaged in interstate commerce is prosecuted
at the federal level. The private company from which the trade secrets
have been stolen will generally contribute resources to the investigation
and prosecution of the crime.
In the past, the Espionage Act of 1917 was used to prosecute people who
were spying for foreign governments. In recent years, it has been used
to prosecute "whistleblowers" - government workers who have
spoken out to journalists about illegal activities within the government,
revealing classified information in the process. If you are facing federal
charges of espionage, you need a seasoned Knoxville criminal defense lawyer
who knows the varied aspects of federal criminal defense.
Contact our firm for professional excellence and dedicated defense.