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 extremely distressing. Mistakes, false allegations, accounting errors, and stress-induced duress can all result in white-collar criminal allegations.
What is white-collar crime?
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 financial or fraudulent misdemeanor or felony. White-collar crime is a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of their 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. 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.
The Impact of Media Attention on Financial and Fraud Crimes
White-collar crimes are often covered by the media or have tenacious victims. These complicating factors can make a prosecutor overcharge an offense or cause a judge to impose an unduly harsh sentence. 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. 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 get your case resolved 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 what the penalties and consequences might be if there is a conviction. It would be best if you had the advice and consultation of a lawyer with a track record of success defending clients accused of white-collar, fraud, and financial crimes.
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 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 that you get a team of lawyers and highly-trained paralegals who will collaborate and work together to get you 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.
Call us today at (248) 263-6800 for a free consultation or complete a Request for Assistance Form. We will contact you promptly and find a way to help you.