White collar crimes refer to the financially motivated nonviolent crime committed by professionals, individuals and business entities. These cases involve illegal acts that are characterized by deceit, concealment or violation of trust and that are not dependent on the use of force.
Not only are the penalties severe for white collar crimes but the collateral consequences can be debilitating. The very moment a white collar crime investigation is initiated against you, your name, reputation and livelihood can be jeopardized.
White collar crimes can be investigated by both state and federal authorities. Typically, however, since many of the white collar investigations include federal laws, most are investigated by federal authorities. A wide range of crimes falls under the white collar umbrella, including mortgage fraud, money laundering, embezzlement, stock fraud and mail or wire fraud.
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White collar investigations typically take many months if not years and if you are a target you will probably be aware of the investigation. As such, it is important that you seek experienced legal representation as soon as you are aware of such investigation. This precious time will prove to be invaluable if you are ultimately charged with a crime. The sooner you have experienced legal representation in place the better chances you have to prevent charges from being filed in the future.
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At Martello & LaMagna, P.C., we are ready to assist you in any investigation and defend you in the event that charges are filed against you. Call us at 866-407-7085 or email us through this website to get started.