Attorney Ray Richards, Detroit, Michigan’s Premier Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer
Federal crimes are illegal activities prosecuted by the U.S. government. When charged with a crime, you should take it very seriously, and consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately!
Being convicted of a federal crime can be catastrophic to you personally, professionally, and financially. As new behaviors are identified, federal crimes are an ever-changing field with new laws being written to include these new behaviors.
Federal Crimes Attorney Ray E. Richards II provides aggressive and knowledgeable defense for clients who have been accused of federal crimes. He has the experience and the resources to defend clients against accusations of federal crimes, both in the state of Michigan and nationally. Some of these charges may include:
- Drug Conspiracy / Manufacture
- Tax Fraud
- Health Care Fraud
- Grand Jury Practice Representation
- Mortgage Fraud
- Securities Fraud
- Bank Fraud / Robbery
- Computer Fraud
- Corporate Investigations
- Public Corruption / Organized Crime Defense
Attorney Ray E. Richards II has a thorough and tested understanding of federal criminal procedure, statutes, and trial tactics.
We will aggressively defend each client while going the extra mile to make sure that they get the high quality legal representation they deserve.
Knowing your rights and legal options in any criminal charge is essential in understanding the seriousness and the possible consequences if convicted of the charges you are facing. Accordingly, hiring a knowledgeable and experienced federal crime criminal defense attorney who not only understands the office and duties of the prosecutions office, but is also not afraid to stand up against them and fight for your legal rights.
Mortgage fraud defense
We defend individuals, mortgage companies and banks against charges related to mortgage fraud. The mortgage industry is increasingly complex. The types of loan products available to consumers can be bewildering. Even mortgage professionals make errors that can lead to a criminal charge.
If you have been charged with any type of mortgage fraud, it is important to seek legal representation right away. At Richards & Associates, PLLC, we defend individuals and organizations against such charges from our offices in Michigan (313-662-9923) to learn about your rights and your options after being charged with mortgage fraud.
A law firm with the resources to handle complex cases
At Richards & Associates, PLLC, our lawyers are known for their ability to develop defense strategies that get results for clients accused of mortgage fraud. We have the resources to manage these complex, often document-rich cases.
Issues in our mortgage fraud cases
Our cases involve matters such as:
- Land flips
- Home flipping
- Shell games
- Bogus loans
- Fraudulent signatures by guarantors
- Failure to disclose
- False qualification documents
- Fake appraisals
- Predatory lending
- Abusive foreclosure schemes
Our network of investigators and financial specialists provides our attorneys with the information they need to build a strong defense.
On your side throughout the criminal proceedings
We provide vigorous representation that protects the rights and interests of our clients throughout the criminal justice process. We are with you at all stages, including:
- Initial investigation
- Grand jury indictment
- Bail hearing
- Plea negotiations
- Pre-sentencing investigation and reports
- Post-conviction appeals, writs and motions
- Jail or prison
Representing either companies or individuals
Many of our cases involve fraudulent behavior on the part of banks and mortgage companies. We have been very successful defending individuals working for such companies who have been accused as part of a larger investigation. We also defend companies who are facing charges because of the actions of one or two employees. In either case, our lawyers have a record of building strong cases that get results for our clients.
Mortgage fraud is a type of theft charge. If you are facing such a charge, you can be assured that our firm will defend you effectively, working to identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s case that lead to reasonable doubt among members of the jury.
Computer crimes / cyber law
Michigan Internet crime defense attorney
The Michigan internet crime defense attorneys at Richards & Associates, PLLC represent people who have been charged with or are under investigation for computer and Internet-related crimes.
Richards & Associates, PLLC provides legal services throughout the MidWest Corridor, across the nation, and internationally.
New technology inevitably requires changes to the law, but it takes time for an emerging area of law to fully develop.
However, what does not change are the constitutional rights and civil rights afforded every citizen: the right to privacy, the right to be free of unreasonable search and seizure, and the right to private property. Federal and state law enforcement officials often violate these rights when investigating a case, going so far as to entrap or harass citizens.
The Michigan Internet crime defense attorneys at Richards & Associates, PLLC defend people facing criminal charges for actions that allegedly used the internet as a tool, including:
- Internet fraud and computer fraud, including e-mail campaigns to secure bank information such as Nigeria e-mails, eBay scams, and modeling scams
- Credit card fraud and identity theft, phishing, pharming, and DNS hijacking
- Internet gambling
- Sale of counterfeit goods over the internet, including software piracy, computer game piracy, video game piracy, music piracy
- Internet pornography, including possession of child pornography, dissemination of child pornography, and violation of local obscenity ordinances
- Cyber stalking
- Sexual solicitation, including online child sex solicitation, instant messaging sexually explicit material to children
- Human trafficking — using the internet for illegal online trafficking in women or children for sex or servitude and child sexual exploitation
A specialized area of cyber law involves crimes against computers and the internet, such as:
- Internet viruses
- Hacking and computer sabotage
- Invasion of privacy by planting crime ware and spyware
Calls are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.