State and federal investigators, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), take white collar crimes extremely seriously. If the criminal allegations involve individuals in multiple states or if the criminal enterprise is large scale, federal investigators may be involved. Normally, for a white collar crime to be prosecuted in federal courts, there must be a federal issue or law involved.
If you have been suspected of or charged with participating in a state or federal white collar crime, the potential penalties upon conviction can be significant. Moreover, the personal consequences of a conviction can ruin your life and destroy your career. The skilled white collar crime defense lawyers at Wimmer Criminal Defense Law can investigate your charge and help you prepare a defense that offers you the best chances of success at trial.
White collar crimes are financially motivated crimes that are accomplished without the use or threat of violence. Because these crimes are often (but not always) committed by professionals who work in an office setting, they are called “white collar” crimes.
White collar crimes, just like assaults and murders, have victims. Consequently, federal and state prosecutors are not shy about bringing white collar crime suspects to justice – all to the fullest extent of the law. White collar crimes have the potential to deplete an individual or a family’s savings, wipe out a secure retirement, financially destroy an entire company, and cost investors millions of dollars.
Given the advanced technologies that are currently in place, state and federal agencies are becoming more adept at investigating white collar crimes and bringing offenders to justice. If you have been accused of a white collar crime, an experienced criminal defense lawyer can safeguard your legal rights while a criminal investigation is pending and can explain all of your legal options in clear and easy-to-understand terms.
In many states, local federal agencies investigate white collar crimes. On the other hand, federal agencies, including the FBI, investigate white collar crimes that extend beyond state lines. White collar crimes that are frequently prosecuted in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania typically include the following:
Convictions for white collar crimes at both the state and federal levels can be high. A conviction, for example, can result in high monetary fines and up to decades in jail. The accused could also be sentenced to pay restitution to the alleged victim of the white collar crime. Moreover, a white collar crime conviction can result in your personal and professional reputation being ruined, and it can be nearly impossible to rebuild that reputation.
The skilled Philadelphia white collar crime defense lawyers at Wimmer Criminal Defense Law can review your charge and the potential penalties with you. If you are ultimately convicted, our lawyers will do everything possible to get you a penalty reduction.
If you have been charged with a white collar crime, the state or federal prosecutor handling your case must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Essentially, the prosecutor must show that you committed the underlying "bad act" and that you did so with the required criminal intent. If either of these is lacking, the white collar crime defense lawyers at Wimmer Criminal Defense Law may be able to argue for a dismissal of your criminal charge. Some other solid defenses to white collar crimes include the following:
The skilled white collar crime defense lawyers at Wimmer Criminal Defense Law have a good track record of presenting successful defenses on behalf of criminal defendants. Our knowledgeable legal team can develop a good legal defense on your behalf, based upon the circumstances and facts involved with your criminal charge.
White collar crimes at both the state and federal levels are no joking matter. If you are the subject of a white collar crime charge or investigation, the legal team at Wimmer Criminal Defense Law is ready to speak with you today.
To schedule your free consultation and case evaluation with a knowledgeable Philadelphia white collar crime defense lawyer, please call us today at 215-712-1212, or contact us online.