White Collar Crime

WHITE COLLAR CRIMESThe Importance Of A Lawyer For White Collar Crime Cases

Because white collar crimes are complex and difficult to prove, the process usually begins with an investigation by the FBI. Before accusing someone of a white collar crime, they need the proper evidence to make a case worthwhile. If you know or suspect that you are being investigated, get legal help immediately. White collar crimes are incredibly serious and you can only benefit from having an attorney defending you during this period.

White collar crime refers to deceptive acts that are committed for financial reasons. Some common examples are embezzlement, bribery, insider trading and any type of fraud. In these cases, the federal government is the one investigating the issue, meaning you are up against a large and powerful entity if accused. You need a tenacious lawyer with a deep understanding of how to handle these situations.


One key element of white collar crimes is intent. If you did not intend to engage in criminal activity, it is possible your actions could lead to other charges but you cannot be convicted of a white collar crime. One defense we can employ is to prove that you were unaware your actions were criminal. Examples of other defenses are duress or entrapment.

White collar crimes are incredibly serious and you can only benefit from having an attorney defending you during this period. We will find the strategy that works best for you and relentlessly work to protect you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly are "white collar" crimes, and why are they so serious?

White collar crimes refer to non-violent, deceptive offenses committed primarily for financial gains. These include, but are not limited to, embezzlement, bribery, insider trading, and various types of fraud. Unlike many other offenses, white collar crimes typically involve intricate financial transactions and deceitful practices, making them complex to unravel. Moreover, when accused of such a crime, you aren’t just facing local or state entities; often, it’s the federal government itself, which has vast resources at its disposal. This makes the stakes exceptionally high, emphasizing the crucial role of having a competent lawyer to defend you.

I've heard that the FBI usually initiates the investigation for white collar crimes. If I suspect I'm being investigated, what should I do?

That’s correct. Given the sophisticated nature of white collar crimes, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) often spearheads the initial probes. If you believe or have knowledge that you’re under investigation, it’s of paramount importance to seek legal counsel immediately. Even before any formal charges are brought against you, having an attorney can greatly influence the trajectory of the investigation. An experienced lawyer can navigate the intricacies of the process, ensure your rights are protected, and offer invaluable advice during what can be an extremely stressful period.

How do you defend against white collar crime accusations?

One of the most critical elements in white collar crimes is the intent behind the act. For a conviction to occur, the prosecution must prove you had criminal intent. If it can be established that you did not intend to commit a crime or were unaware your actions were criminal, it could serve as a solid defense. Other potential defense strategies include claims of duress (being forced into committing the act) or entrapment (being lured by law enforcement into committing the crime). Every case is unique, and at our firm, we meticulously assess all available information to identify and deploy the most effective defense strategy tailored to your situation. We’re committed to fighting tenaciously on your behalf.