Many businesses within the United States are successful because they have proprietary processes or proprietary formulas in place. For example, the recipe for soft drinks such as Coca Cola is a closely guarded secret in order to ensure that other companies cannot replicate the drink and begin making and selling Coca Cola themselves.
There are intellectual property laws that protect these trade secrets, and many companies use private contracts such as non-compete and non-disclosure agreements to add an additional layer of protection for their most important information. However, these civil laws are not the only ones that apply to protect private and confidential information. There are actual federal criminal laws related to trade secrets.
Federal criminal laws that apply to trade secrets make many different kinds of misconduct illegal. Those who violate these criminal laws could be charged with serious offenses and could potentially face jail time in a federal prison if convicted of the crime they’ve been accused of.
If you are facing charges for a criminal violation of trade secrets laws, you need to understand that your reputation, freedom, and future are at stake and you need to act accordingly.
LV Criminal Defense can help. Our federal criminal defense lawyers have extensive experience providing representation to clients who have been accused of violating trade secrets laws. We know the ins-and-outs of the federal criminal laws applicable in these situations very well and we can provide personalized help fighting charges or negotiating a plea agreement to reduce the likelihood you will be convicted.
You should give us a call as soon as possible when you’ve been accused of a crime related to trade secrets so we can get to work advocating for you and building a defense strategy aimed at helping you navigate the federal criminal justice system unscathed.
Nick Wooldridge has a long track record of representing clients accused of serious federal and state crimes in Nevada.
Federal criminal laws on protection of trade secrets are found in 18 U.S. Code Chapter 90. The relevant statutes include the following:
Because there are so many different statutes, defendants need to know the specifics of what a prosecutor has to prove for the exact crime the defendant is accused of committing.
LV Criminal Defense can provide help to defendants accused of violating federal laws related to trade secrets protections. Our legal team knows the ins and outs of the law and is prepared to help handle complex cases related to the alleged theft of secrets. Because the laws can be highly technical in this area and because it can often be difficult to prove the specifics of a defendant’s actions, it is important to have an attorney who understands how to introduce reasonable doubt to help you avoid conviction.
We have successfully represented defendants in Arizona, Utah, California, Nevada, Oregon, and surrounding areas accused of violating laws related to trade secrets. To find out more about how we can help you if you’re accused of wrongdoing, give us a call today.