Obstruction of Justice

Since the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley statute, prosecutors have had expanded powers to bring obstruction of justice charges for the destruction or concealment of evidence. These cases can be very troubling since many times the government cannot prove any underlying wrongdoing, but nonetheless threaten the client with an obstruction charge for tampering with evidence. We educate and counsel clients about the need to adhere to strict document retention protocols in anticipation of a possible or existing investigation. Additionally, we assist clients with document preservation protocols and the production of these documents to government entities, including ensuring a comprehensive E-Discovery response. Handling evidence appropriately and competently is the best way to avoid any obstruction issue.