Facing antitrust violation charges is a serious situation to find oneself in. Fortunately, a Los Angeles federal defense lawyer at Okabe & Haushalter may be able to help.
The attorneys at our firm are dedicated to helping individuals facing federal charges, such as antitrust violations. We understand that these charges are severe and that many times our client may lose everything if convicted. As a result, we offer a free consultation with a Los Angeles federal criminal defense attorney so a potential client can discuss his/her case with a skilled attorney and find out what can be done about it.
Federal Antitrust Laws, Violations & Penalties
Three main federal antitrust laws exist in an effort to keep competition in the United States fair and to prevent monopolies. The Sherman Act of 1890, the Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914 and the Clayton Act of 1914 all contain federal antitrust laws which govern antitrust violations in the U.S. The Sherman Act, for example, is aimed at “…preserving free and unfettered competition as the rule of trade.” This is considered important in building and maintaining a thriving economy.
Actions designed and carried out with the intention of restraining trade, creating a monopoly or preventing fair competition are all actions which may be considered antitrust violations. Under the Sherman Act, an individual convicted of an antitrust violation may be sentenced to paying fines of up to $1 million, and a business may face fines of up to $100 million, along with a prison sentence of up to 10 years.
Los Angeles Antitrust Violation Defense Lawyer
Contact a Los Angeles antitrust violation defense lawyer at our firm if your business has been accused of any type of antitrust violation. In order to preserve your assets, your financial future and your freedom, you will need to consult a lawyer as soon as possible, so he/she can begin building a defense for your case. We handle antitrust violation charges such as:
Unfair business practices
Prevention of fair competition
Discrimination between merchants
If you are facing federal charges, contact a Los Angeles defense attorney at our firm today!
The Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys at Okabe & Haushalter are ready to fight to tooth and nail for you. You have most likely heard of our firm from our television appearances, newspaper articles and other media from the national and international covered cases we have handled.