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 24 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.
Mr. Kurtz's 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.
From consultation to "case dismissed", Mr Kurtz was the epitome of professionalism and respect. Thank you.- Scott P.
He was always willing to take a call when we had any questions or concerns and he was always very professional and knowledgeable about our case and kept us updated.- Donna K.
He listened to our legal issues without judgment and offered me hope without 'fluff'. He is straightforward and very knowledgeable. When I had questions he responded quickly. Not only did I like the way he ran his business, but we also got great results!- Brandi R.
Very sweet and professional and I highly recommend him. His secretary is super kind as well. Good results. And amazing representation.- M.E.
Just recently had the pleasure of having Mr. Kurtz work on my rather tricky case. It was resolved with minimum issues or setbacks to my personal life and I could not be more grateful for this gentleman.- Seth J.
I am grateful for his dedication, determination, and perseverance. I always felt that he was accessible and never judgemental or dismissive.- Maripat R.
Would recommend him to anyone having legal issues in Knoxville- Shane C.
He handled my legal matter quickly, professionally, and to a totally successful conclusion. Additionally, he demonstrated superb listening skills, answering each of my questions directly, and with exacting attention to the details of my case.- Mike F.