If You’ve Been Accused of a White-Collar Crime, We Can Help You.

Allegations of criminal activity involving financial matters and claims of theft or dishonesty can be highly distressing. Mistakes, false allegations, accounting errors, and stress-induced duress can all result in white-collar criminal allegations.

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What is white-collar crime?

White Collar crimes are nonviolent crimes that usually involve money, investments, commodities, or breach of trust. These offenses frequently involve business or governmental professionals but also encompass charges brought against ordinary people alleged to have committed some financial or fraudulent misdemeanor or felony. White-collar crimes are often committed by a person of respectability and high social status during their occupation. White-collar crimes include fraud, bribery, Ponzi schemes, insider trading, embezzlement, cybercrime, copyright infringement, money laundering, identity theft, and forgery.


White Collar and other fraud crimes are frequently alleged against ordinary people in ordinary situations. Still, judges commonly treat them as capital offenses because of how national news and Hollywood portray these offenses. For example, 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.

Your Best Defense to White-Collar Criminal Allegations

The defense team at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. stands out as a beacon of hope and resilience for those facing financial or corporate misconduct allegations. Navigating the labyrinth of federal and state laws that govern white-collar offenses demands not only an in-depth understanding of the law but also a strategic, innovative approach to defense. This is precisely where our team excels and sets itself apart from the rest.

At LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., we bring to the table an unparalleled depth of experience, a track record of success, and a passionate commitment to defending the rights and reputations of our clients. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling a broad range of white-collar criminal cases, including but not limited to fraud, embezzlement, insider trading, and bribery. What sets us apart is our expertise in the law and our holistic approach to defense strategy. We understand that each case is unique, and we tailor our defense to each client’s specific circumstances and needs, ensuring the most personalized and effective representation possible.

Our defense strategies are built on thorough investigations, meticulous legal analysis, and innovative legal arguments. We pride ourselves on dissecting prosecution cases, identifying weaknesses, and exploiting them to our clients’ advantage. Our team’s dedication to staying ahead of the curve through continuous legal education and embracing cutting-edge legal technologies ensures we can always offer the most current and effective defense strategies.

Furthermore, our negotiation skills are second to none. We have a proven track record of securing favorable plea agreements that significantly reduce the charges against our clients or, in some cases, result in charges being dropped altogether. However, when a case does go to trial, our experienced trial lawyers are formidable adversaries in the courtroom, known for their persuasive storytelling, compelling evidence presentation, and unwavering dedication to securing a not guilty verdict.

Choosing LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. means opting for a team that will fight tirelessly for your rights, your reputation, and your freedom. Our commitment to excellence, combined with our compassion for our clients and their situations, makes us the best hope for anyone accused of a white-collar crime. Whether you’re facing charges or under investigation, our team is here to ensure that you receive the best possible defense, aimed at preventing charges from being filed or achieving a not guilty verdict and freedom from a jail sentence. Let us be your shield and your sword in the fight against white-collar criminal allegations.

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A Track Record of Success

The Defense Team with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. has successfully defended clients accused of white-collar crimes in state and federal courts throughout Michigan and the United States. Some examples of crimes we’ve effectively defended our clients against include:

  • Tax Evasion – Illegally avoiding paying taxes owed.
  • Securities Fraud – Misleading investors, including insider trading and misrepresentation.
  • Wire Fraud – Using telecommunications or the internet to commit fraud.
  • Mail Fraud – Using postal services to commit fraud.
  • Bank Fraud – Engaging in activities to defraud a bank or its customers.
  • Health Care Fraud – Submitting false claims or making misrepresentations to obtain unauthorized benefits from health care programs.
  • Money Laundering – Concealing the origins of illegally obtained money.
  • Embezzlement – Wrongfully appropriating funds entrusted to one’s care but owned by someone else.
  • Bribery – Offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting something of value to influence the actions of an official or other person in charge of a public or legal duty.
  • Identity Theft – Illegally using someone else’s personal information for personal gain.
  • Mortgage Fraud – Misrepresentations, lies, or omissions related to a mortgage loan transaction.
  • Insurance Fraud – Making false claims or misrepresentations to an insurance company for financial gain.
  • Credit Card Fraud – Unauthorized use of a credit or debit card to fraudulently obtain money or property.
  • Forgery – Illegally altering documents or creating counterfeit documents with the intent to defraud.
  • Computer Crimes – Using a computer to commit a crime, such as hacking or unauthorized access to data.

While not exhaustive, these crimes represent a significant portion of the white-collar crimes clients hire LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. to defend at federal and state levels in Michigan. Each offense carries significant penalties, including fines, restitution, and imprisonment, underscoring the importance of effective legal representation for those accused. Moreover, the stages of white-collar court hearings are complex and are best navigated by highly experienced and qualified legal counsel.

The Impact of Media Attention on Financial and Fraud Crimes

The media often cover white-collar crimes or have tenacious victims. These complicating factors can make a prosecutor overcharge an offense or cause a judge to impose an unduly harsh sentence. Many issues can arise that can be scary and unpleasant to deal with, and the result of a conviction can be life-changing in a tragic way. Still, 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 resolve it in the best possible way.

If you are facing white-collar crime charges or allegations, it is essential 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 criminally charged or get your charges dismissed. Undoubtedly, you are concerned with the penalties and consequences if there is a conviction. It would be best to have the advice and consultation of a lawyer with a track record of success defending clients accused of white-collar, fraud, and financial crimes.

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Charged with a White-Collar Crime? Call LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. for Help

LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. is a firm specializing in legal representation of people facing felony and misdemeanor criminal charges. Our attorneys practice daily in state and federal court, defending clients charged with financial and white-collar criminal offenses. Our firm has decades of experience winning these cases, and judges and prosecutors respect us for our zealous, tenacious, and intelligent representation of clients in these matters.

Specially trained prosecutors and Assistant United States Attorneys typically handle these cases. They are often supported by experts, accountants, and specialized law enforcement officers who focus on investigating these offenses. The benefit of hiring LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. is getting a team of lawyers and highly-trained paralegals who will collaborate and work together to achieve the best possible outcome. Obtaining a dismissal is always our number one goal. In those cases where a dismissal of the charges is not possible, we have an unparalleled track record of persuading judges to sentence our clients leniently and without incarceration. No particular result can ethically be promised or guaranteed; however, we promise and guarantee that we will do everything reasonably possible to protect and defend you.

If you face white-collar criminal charges and the possible loss of freedom – you need the best legal representation available. Contact us right away for a free consultation and confidential case evaluation.

Call us today at (248) 263-6800 for a free consultation or complete an online Request for Assistance Form. We will contact you promptly and find a way to help you.

We will find a way to help you and, most importantly,
we are not afraid to win!

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