White collar crime can describe a wide variety of crimes, but they all typically involve crime committed through deceit and motivated by financial gain. The most common white collar crimes are various types of fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion and money laundering. Many types of scams and frauds fall under the umbrella of white collar crime, including Ponzi schemes and securities fraud such as insider trading. More common crimes, like insurance fraud and tax evasion, also constitute white collar crimes.
What are White-Collar Crimes?
White-Collar Crimes are sometimes called “Paper Crimes”. But the impact of a conviction can be just as devastating to a person charged as any other crime. White-Collar Crimes includes everything from Theft and Embezzlement to Engaging in Organized Crime and Conspiracy to Misapplication of Fiduciary Property and Money Laundering and many more offenses.
How does the Federal Government or State investigate White-Collar Offenses?
To investigate these offenses, the Federal Government, the State prosecutor and the police may use their resources to thoroughly examine every bank account that the suspect and the complainant have. The investigation can take months. The prosecutors and police will use this time to look at computers and cell phones. They will use this time to interview as many potential witnesses as possible to lock down those witnesses’ testimony. All this can lead to an indictment. Only after an indictment, the prosecutor will make these volumes of evidence available to the defense attorney. Many times, there will be only the most basic or no offense report to explain the case against the suspect. Many times, the prosecutor has all his evidence for months before a defense attorney can look at it. Having a lawyer experienced in White-Collar Crimes is invaluable to understanding what evidence the prosecutor has and what has been missed. And crucially, an experienced lawyer can mount a persuasive defense that can persuade the judge, the jury and even the prosecutor.
When should you hire an attorney to represent you?
Getting an experienced attorney to defend as soon as possible you can make the difference between an indictment and a no-bill, between a conviction and an acquittal and between a prison sentence and a probation.
A client having an attorney represent him who understands how the State investigates and prosecutes its case is crucial to getting a positive outcome. The thirty-years of experience that the attorneys of Nickols & White have prosecuting cases for the State and Federal Governments will assist any client being investigated or charged with a White-Collar Offense.
TYPICAL WHITE-COLLAR CRIMES
- BREACH OF COMPUTER SECURITY
- CRIME WHERE TECHNOLOGY IS USED IN THE COMMISSION
- ELDER FINANCIAL THEFT
- HEALTHCARE FRAUD
- IDENTITY THEFT
- INSURANCE FRAUD
- MEDICAID FRAUDMAIL FRAUD
- MISAPPLICATION OF FIDUCIARY PROPERTY
- MONEY LAUNDERING
- MORTGAGE FRAUD
- SECURING EXECUTION OF A DOCUMENT BY DECEPTION
- SECURITIES FRAUD
- TAMPERING WITH GOVERNMENTAL RECORDS
- THEFT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
- WIRE FRAUD
If you are being investigated, have been arrested or are charged for White Collar Crime, call the attorneys at Nickols & White, PLLC at (682) 250-4242 for a free, private case evaluation.