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A "white collar crime" is a class of crimes that generally involve misleading others for personal profit. These crimes are often committed by professionals, business people and public officials act in which money is at stake. White collar crimes can include bribery, embezzlement, various types of fraud, computer hacking, identify theft and corruption charges.
Often, white collar crimes are prosecuted at the federal level. Federal Courts are different from State Courts and require a different type of defense. Federal charges are investigated by large government agencies with virtually unlimited resources and time to build their cases. If you suspect that you may be charged or under investigation by the federal government, it is critical that you obtain the services of an experienced federal criminal defense attorney.
White collar and federal crimes can be subject to strict sentencing guidelines and substantial prison terms and restitution based on the amount of money involved. Even the accusation crime, regardless of the evidence, can do substantial harm to your professional reputation.
Pre-trial preparation is the key to successful defense of white collar charges. Your defense team needs to have the experience and expertise to determine which records are relevant to your case and thoroughly analyze these records.
White collar criminal defense requires specific techniques depending on the type of charge. The investigation generally requires discovery motions to compel prosecutors, employers, banks and other institutions to turn over records that can be used in your defense.
White collar and federal cases are won and lost based on pre-trial preparation. Your defense team must have the expertise and time to conduct its own investigation of your case and thoroughly research your case's paper trail.
Because of the time and specialized skills involved, mounting a defense requires defense team, not just a single attorney. Prosecutors pursue cases they think they can prove in trial. This is why it is critical to dig even deeper than the prosecution and inject the reasonable doubt that will let you win in the courtroom if necessary.
The obvious goal of a criminal defense firm is to get charges against you dismissed or, barring that, get a not guilty verdict. In the case of white collar crimes, there can be many individual charges, each of which carries its own sentence.
In the event that it is not possible to disprove a specific charge against you, we can be extremely helpful at sentence reduction. The complexity of white collar cases creates many opportunities for plea bargains, and the lattitude that state court judges can have makes it possible to greatly reduce sentences and penalties.
At LibertyBell Law Group, we have a team of trial attorneys with experience defending against white collar criminal charges. Our experience spans state courtrooms across the country and the federal court system. Our attorneys have successfully defended clients in cases involving millions of dollars and multiple years of defense work.
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