“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:
- Mortgage fraud
- Mail and wiring fraud
- Identity theft
- Securities fraud or investment fraud
- Ponzi schemes and pyramid schemes
- Money laundering
- Misappropriation of funds
- Internet sex crimes including child porn
- Tax fraud
- Medicare and Medicaid fraud
- Insurance fraud