FBFK’s Stephen Toland Weighs in on “What’s Next” on DFW, Austin and National TV networks
As was reported nationally on Tuesday, April 3, former president Donald Trump was indicted on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in connection to a scheme. During an interview with WFAA/ABC Dallas, Stephen Toland, a board certified white collar crime attorney and shareholder at FBFK, shared his insight on what’s next post-indictment, saying he believes it’ll be a lot more difficult for the government to prove that it’s a felony.
“I think it’s going to be an uphill battle for the state, no doubt,” Toland said. “What we can expect is a long drawn out process. What you’ll probably see, is a lot of arguments about that Michael J. Cohen or the attorney you know, ‘he was doing things that we didn’t direct him to do,’ or, ‘We didn’t know he was doing things of that nature.’ I think you’re going to see a lot of those types of arguments.” Toland said if this case ends up in the hands of a New York jury and Trump is convicted, a lot of unknowns still lie ahead. Then added: “It’s more likely than not that it’ll be hard to get a conviction. These, by all legal accounts, are difficult cases to prove. If there is a conviction, it’s highly unlikely that a former president with no criminal record faces any real chance at jail time.”
The full story can be read here: https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/nation-world/trump-indictment-what-happens-next/287-d0c38ded-c20c-464f-9e53-0a05fad82803.
Toland was also interviewed by KVUE/NBC Austin and KSAT/NBC San Antonio, which later ran nationally on NBC.com.