The Federal government brings criminal charges against individuals and corporations for white collar crime involving a variety of activities. Unlike other criminal charges, white collar crime refers to non-violent crime committed in business occupations for the purpose of financial gain. Those brought up on white collar criminal charges often include corporations, businessmen, company executives, financial consultants, accountants, stock brokers, mortgage brokers, attorneys, physicians and similar professionals.
Traditionally, white collar crime cases are sophisticated and complex. Federal and State authorities or agencies spend considerable time investigating matters before bringing charges for white collar crime and frequently the targets of the investigation are aware of being scrutinized before charges are ever filed.
Examples of white collar crimes include, but are not limited to the following:
You should seek experienced criminal defense counsel immediately if it is apparent that you are being looked at in a white collar criminal investigation. Involving a criminal defense attorney early on during a case may help to prevent filing of charges and can possibly achieve dismissal of the investigation.
Our attorneys at Sands & Moskowitz, P.A. have successfully represented clients across the United States and abroad who have been investigated and/or indicted for white collar crime. We have extensive experience and expertise in this legal area.