Mr. Hames Is An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney For Fraud
Mr. Hames has handled several cases involving allegations of fraud. Specifically, he has handled allegations of wire fraud, mail fraud, bank fraud, health care fraud, securities fraud, tax fraud and honest services fraud. Mr. Hames also has substantial experience in representing people charged with crimes related to fraud such as money laundering and obstruction of justice. These cases are document intensive and can be overwhelming at times. Mr. Hames’ experience in complex fraud cases allows him to focus on what is important in a case so that he can present the best defense possible for his clients.
In one representative case, the federal government sought to prosecute his client for mortgage fraud and several counts of money laundering. The documents involved filled a medium size room in the courthouse. The government took five weeks to present its case. Mr. Hames was able to locate and present to the jury the critical documents and witnesses that resulted in his client being acquitted on most of the substantive counts against him. The client faced a significant term of imprisonment, but Mr. Hames was able to negotiate a sentence reduction for his client after a trial which resulted in a much shorter sentence.
In another case, a client was charged with obstructing justice. Mr. Hames was able to convince a federal court to dismiss the indictment against his client. When the government re-indicted his client, Mr. Hames was able to get half of the second indictment dismissed as well. They went to trial and Mr. Hames was able to convince the judge that there was so little evidence against his client that the judge dismissed the remainder of the charges.