Offenses Involving Public Officials & Election Campaigns

As a public official, individuals are under close scrutiny for their actions. Any misstep is closely watched and often can make the headlines as well as lead to criminal charges. Even a small offense can have irreparable damage to an election campaign, erasing years of hard work and dedication serving the public. Any charge must be taken seriously and handled immediately to mitigate the damage in the public eye.

Although public officials can be under attack for any law they are perceived to break, there are specific federal laws that pertain to federal election campaigns. As with any federal case, the penalties can be higher and the laws are much different than state or local laws. Some offenses that are targeted to those involved in federal election campaigns include:

  • Accepting, giving or offering kickbacks or bribes
  • Misuse of government funds/embezzlement
  • Misuse of public office
  • Extortion
  • Honest service fraud

These are very serious allegations. For Georgia offenses involving public officials and election campaigns, lawyers who represent public officials need to be experienced in federal criminal law, not just state law.

Atlanta Offenses Involving Public Officials and Election Campaigns Attorneys

For those in an elected position, reputation is everything. Charges of a federal crime can jeopardize all that you have worked for your entire life as well as your freedom. You need a lawyer who is experienced in practicing federal defense law and understands the complexities of the charges against you. The Atlanta attorneys at Conaway & Strickler, P.C., defend those charged with offenses involving public officials and election campaigns. We are committed to using our knowledge, experience, and all the resources at our disposal to negate the charges and clear your good name. Call our Atlanta law office today. We are available to meet with you for a confidential consultation to discuss the charges against you.