If you have been charged with violating OFAC and economic sanctions laws, you will need to secure high powered legal representation immediately. The laws laid down by OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) have become more exact, minute, and stringent than ever.
Likewise, the penalties exacted by the United States Department of Justice on behalf of OFAC are being enforced more frequently and effectively. This is one area of the law where you do not want to find yourself on the wrong side of without adequate counsel in your corner.
What Is OFAC And Why Is It A Bad Idea To Violate Economic Sanctions?
OFAC is the agency that regulates and supervises the imposition of economic sanctions and embargoes against trade for nations (and sometimes specific individuals) who are judged to be in dereliction of justice for any number of reasons.
Usually, this status of dereliction of justice will be assigned to nations that commit multiple and egregious human rights violations, or to those that engage in criminal activity, such as drug or slave traffic.
What Are The Penalties Assessed For Violating The OFAC Sanctions?
Whatever the precise cause may be that earns a nation or individual a spot on the OFAC ban list, it is next to impossible to get off of it. Likewise, a person who is caught doing business or having any other type of unauthorized contact with a nation on the list is in for serious legal trouble.
The penalties assessed by the Department of Justice for violating the rules laid down by OFAC can include heavy fines and, in some instances, prison time. If you have received a summons to appear before a court on suspicion of violating any of these international sanctions, you will need a strong team of defense attorneys to plead your case.
Who Can Be Found In Violation Of Economic Sanction Laws?
The list of people and organizations who can be found in violation of economic sanctions laws is a disturbingly long one. Obviously, any company or person who does business with a country that is on the ban list, such as a person that sells goods to the government of North Korea through a third party, will be found in violation of these laws.
However, you should be aware that you can also be found in violation of sanctions for merely having contact with family and friends who reside in nations that are on the list. If this is the case, you will need first class legal representation to aid you.
Raiser & Kenniff Are Here To Plead Your Case
If you are ready to fight against the charges brought against you, you will need strong legal representation. The climate of public, political, and legal opinion is a very harsh and moralistic one when it comes to laws regarding economic sanctions against certain nations. If you are to have a fair and fighting chance, you’ll need strong counsel to beat the charges.
What makes Raiser & Kenniff so different from the usual run of defense attorneys? For a start, both of these long serving lawyers have spent many years on the complete other end of the legal spectrum – i.e., as public prosecutors. Both men practiced for many moons as prosecutors, frequently on behalf of the state in cases very similar to your own.
This means that Raiser & Kenniff are uniquely qualified to understand how a prosecutor thinks and operates in a court of law. Having a legal counsel with such extraordinary qualifications in your corner is a boon that you’d be well advised to take full advantage of.
Contact Raiser & Kenniff To Represent You In A Court Of Law
Raiser & Kenniff can assist you in your hour of greatest need. If you feel that you are being unfairly targeted by OFAC or any of its subsidiary offices, you can call on this high powered firm to provide you with excellent legal counsel and representation.
If you’d like to learn more about how Raiser & Kenniff can help you win your case in court, a risk and obligation free consultation can easily be arranged. Please feel free to contact the firm at its official company website today.