As with any criminal case, the adversaries are the government or prosecutor who decide whether a criminal charge should be made. If criminal charges have not been already made, an experienced defense attorney can help to possibly keep them from being filed to begin with.
White Collar Crime Defense
There are defense strategies that are important in defending white collar crimes. The first is the substantive defense. This means that rather than waiting until trial or until the pre-trial period when plea negotiations are being done, the attorney takes advantage of meetings to question and argue questions of criminal responsibility. The goal is to keep evidence out of the trial forum all together. This action may be crucial to whether a criminal charge is issued or not.
Controlling Evidence in White Collar Cases
The next issue is information control. This entails attempting to keep documents from investigators or prosecutors all together. If this is successful than there is no need to make the argument that there are substantive issues. This method keeps the government ignorant of evidence it needs to decide whether or not to charge a crime. There are two ways to control information. The first way is to object that the evidence is not admissible because of some action by the government. The second way is to not allow the government to get the evidence to begin with. This can be accomplished by using attorney-client privilege and other means.
The finer points of defending someone charged with a white collar crime are best left to the attorneys that are experienced in that area of the law. The attorneys at Lewis & Dickstein, P.L.L.C. have decades of experience defending people charged with all varieties of criminal offenses in state and federal courts across the United States. Our attorneys are well respected, aggressive and reputation for success. If you are facing a white collar criminal offense, or any criminal offense, you need the best legal representation available. Call the attorneys at Lewis & Dickstein, P.L.L.C. with any questions you may have at (248) 263-6800. We are here to help and not afraid to win!