White Collar Crime
Crimes that are non-violent and relate to financial matters are often called “white collar crimes.” Over the last several years, we have seen large-scale white collar crime investigations pursued at an increasing rate. Thoughts of Enron and Arthur Andersen come to mind. White collar crimes are often complex and involve numerous complicated legal and factual issues.
If you have been charged with a white collar crime, it is essential that you seek legal counsel from an experienced criminal trial attorney immediately so that you can preserve your rights and protect your future.
Typical white collar crimes include mail fraud, embezzlement, securities fraud, tax evasion, conspiracy, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) offenses, financial crime, public corruption and bribery.
The investigation of a white collar crime can be a long, involved process. It may go on for several months or years. Sometimes, a person can be one of the targets of a white collar criminal investigation and not know it until formal charges are filed. Nonetheless, an experienced trial attorney should become involved in the matter as early as possible or as soon as a person suspects he or she may be involved in an investigation. Like other crimes, an experienced trial attorney should be consulted before you meet with and/or give a statement to any law enforcement officer.
If you or a family member feels that you are the target of a white collar crime investigation, Blake & Dorsten, P.A. can assist in the preparation of your defense. Usually, this can be best achieved by meeting with the prosecutor at the beginning stages of the investigation. Early intervention could make a world of difference.
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