Skilled White Collar Crimes Lawyer Defending Mount Vernon Residents
With some exceptions, white collar crimes are generally nonviolent illegal acts committed for the purpose of financial gain and tend to be business-related. It is not uncommon for those accused of committing white collar crimes to disclose that they weren’t fully aware they were acting illegally. Though of course, this is not always the case. Whatever your circumstances, Gilbert & Gilbert Lawyers can help you decide the most effective plan of action.
Common White Collar Crimes
Though we’ve handled many cases of different natures, some of the charges we see frequently include:
- Securities fraud
- Identity theft
- Tax evasion
- Environmental law violations
- Insider trading
What Can I Do If I Suspect I’m Being Investigated?
Each case is different, but one aspect of this area of criminal law that differs from others is that you may suspect you will be faced with charges beforehand. Many white collar crimes begin with investigations that you might be privy to before the situation starts to escalate.
If this is the case, you first need to cease any and all operations that may be against the law or unethical. Then, you should use this knowledge to your advantage and hire an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. We’ll advise you on how to differentiate between what you are legally obligated to tell investigators and what they are hoping you’ll reveal to incriminate yourself.
What Penalties Am I Facing?
White collar crimes may fall under state law, federal law, or both. Depending on the severity of the illegal act, you could be facing a combination of jail time and fines, as well as the revocation of professional licenses if they are relevant. For example, a physician charged with a white collar crime is likely to face probation, the loss of their medical license, and an order to pay restitution to former patients. It’s not a situation to take lightly or go into on your own. Whatever you’re facing, we will use all of our resources possible to clear your name and optimize the results of your trial.