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.