White Collar Crimes

Mobile Real Estate Fraud Lawyers

"White collar" crimes are different from street crimes.

  • They generally don't involve violence
  • They are often interstate matters prosecuted by federal authorities
  • They are often investigated for many months before the target is even aware of it

Accountants, financial officers, public officials, entrepreneurs, business professionals and the like are frequent defendants.

You have a right to a lawyer and a right to remain silent.

Our most important advice to you is: don't talk to investigators at all before you speak with an experienced attorney.

Prosecutors have all kinds of strategies, such as telling you that you are not the target of the investigation. They may spring charges on you leaving you little time to prepare your defense. They often charge several people as a conspiracy, which makes their evidence-gathering easier. Federal authorities have vast resources with which to investigate and prosecute you. What you risk if you are convicted are: fines, imprisonment and damage to your reputation.

Our firm has extensive experience defending people charged with crimes such as:

  • Real estate fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Mail and wiring fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Work-from-home or other business-opportunity schemes
  • Securities fraud or investment fraud
  • Ponzi schemes and pyramid schemes
  • Money laundering
  • Misappropriation of funds
  • Internet sex crimes including child porn
  • Tax fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Contractor fraud
  • Employee theft
  • Medicare and Medicaid fraud
  • Insurance fraud

Trial and Appeal

McCleave & Shields, LLC, is deeply committed to each client we serve, and if that means that we need to take a case all the way to trial and through to a verdict or even to appeal, that is precisely what we will do. We are an AV* rated firm with more than 75 years of combined legal experience. Call the Alabama white collar crime lawyers at 251-272-3845 or contact us online.

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