White Collar Crime – What It Is and How We Can Help
White Collar crimes are crimes that are nonviolent and usually involve money, investments or commodities. These offenses frequently involve business or governmental professionals but also encompass charges brought against ordinary people who are alleged to have committed some type of financial or fraudulent misdemeanor or felony. A white collar crime is said to be a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation. Examples of white collar crimes include fraud, bribery, Ponzi schemes, insider trading, embezzlement, cyber-crime, copyright infringement, money laundering, identity theft, and forgery.
White Collar crimes are frequently alleged against ordinary people in ordinary situations but judges frequently treat them as capital offenses because of how they are portrayed in the national news or Hollywood movies. Jordan Belfort (the Wolf of Wall Street) was arrested and imprisoned on securities fraud and money laundering charges. Martha Stewart was arrested and imprisoned for insider trading. Bernie Madoff was the mastermind of a Ponzi scheme and now he is in prison for 150 years.
White collar crimes are often covered by the media or have tenacious victims. These complicating factors can make a prosecutor over charge an offense or can cause a judge to impose a sentence that is unduly harsh. There can be many issues that arise that can be scary and unpleasant to deal with and the result of a conviction can be life changing in a tragic way but they do not have to be if your case is handled by a highly experienced criminal defense lawyer who knows all the right moves to get your case resolved in the best possible way.
If you are facing white collar crime charges or allegations it is important that you have expert legal representation to fight for you, protect you and your image, and make sure that you do not jeopardize your defense either in the media or in court. In many cases, a lawyer who is a credible threat to the prosecution can stop you from being criminal charged or get your charges dismissed.
Charged with a White Collar Crime? Call Lewis & Dickstein, P.L.L.C. for help
Lewis & Dickstein, P.L.L.C. is a firm that specializes in the legal representation of people facing criminal charges. Our attorneys practice daily in state and federal court defending those charged with all types of financial and white collar criminal offenses. Our firm has decades of experience winning these cases and is well respected for our zealous, tenacious and fearless representation. If you are facing white collar criminal charges and the possible loss of freedom – you need the best legal representation available. Please call us at (248) 263-6800 for a free consultation or complete a Request for Assistance Form and an experienced criminal defense lawyer will promptly contact you.