Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014
Federal criminal defense attorney Hope C. Lefeber will discuss issues related to restitution and forfeiture as part of a CLE for the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. For more information on the session, which will be held on Oct. 17 in Philadelphia, go to http://www.pae.fd.org.
Lefeber’s program is geared toward defense attorneys with clients who face increasingly aggressive restitution and forfeiture actions sought by the U.S. Attorney's Office. The government is increasingly seeking both forfeiture of assets and restitution for the alleged crime, which often results in double judgments against defendants, Lefeber said.
“These aggressive judgments carry serious ramifications for people’s lives after prison, because they can never get ahead in life with that financial noose around their necks,” said Lefeber, who has spent more than three decades practicing criminal defense. “Attorneys need to be aware of the issues and potential tactics for mitigating the harm to their clients.”
In practice since 1979, Lefeber is an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney in Philadelphia. As a former Enforcement Attorney for the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Lefeber uses the knowledge she gained while working for the government to best defend her clients facing serious state and federal charges related to drug offenses and white collar crime, including business and corporate fraud, mail and wire fraud, money laundering, financial and securities fraud, and tax fraud.
A member of the invitation-only National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Lefeber was recognized by Thomson Reuters as a 2014 Super Lawyer. She has represented high-profile clients, published numerous articles, lectured on federal criminal law issues, taught Continuing Legal Education classes to other Philadelphia criminal defense attorneys and has been quoted by various media outlets, from TV news to print publications.
Learn more at http://www.hopelefeber.com/