White Collar Crimes
Keep Your Criminal Record Clean
White collar crimes are usually of a nonviolent nature and they are committed for illegal monetary gain and driven with financial motivations. These crimes are typically committed by upper business class individuals who are highly respected individuals of society, not your typical hard criminal. White collar criminals are educated, intelligent and affluent opportunists who decide to take advantage of their position at some point in their career. Usually, these individuals have jobs where they are responsible for large sums of money on a daily basis. Because these individuals are held to such a high esteem, no one would suspect them to ever commit a crime, therefore they have a better chance of not getting caught.
Since the crimes are always financially motivated, a white collar criminal is more likely to commit crimes such as fraud, bribery, insider trading, embezzlement, money laundering, identity theft, forgery, cybercrime, Ponzi schemes and things of that nature. Blue collar criminals on the other hand commit more austere or violent crimes such as arson, assault, rape, robbery, manslaughter, vandalism and other street crimes. Don’t be mistaken into thinking that white collar crimes aren’t as severe however, there are still victims that feel the effects and the courts have really buckled down and increased the penalties of these crimes.
When facing an accusation of a white collar crime, you are likely going to be in federal court. Most financial crimes, such as fraud, bank fraud, wire fraud, credit card fraud, identity theft and RICO offenses will be charged federally. The federal court system is even more dangerous than the state system; there is no opportunity for probation and if you are convicted, you will be spending potentially years in federal prison for the offense. If you are facing accusations of a white collar crime of any type, it is crucial that you have experienced and aggressive representation from Attorney Levine, with a proven record in court. At The Law Office of David E. Levine, our legal team has extensive experience in defending white collar crime offenses, and provides clients with an aggressive legal team with the resources to defend serious financial crimes, both in state and federal court.
Protecting Your Rights Now & for the Future
If you have been charged, or are under investigation for a financial crime of any type, you need to move quickly and engage a white collar crime defense lawyer from our legal team. Do not answer questions if you are under investigation until you have legal representation to protect you. We have developed outstanding resources to support our cases, including forensic accountants, computer experts and others to raise questions and challenge the prosecutor's evidence against you. Every aspect of the evidence will be evaluated carefully to seek out the flaws and potential defense options. Many such cases are defended by exposing that others could have access to computer terminals, email, faxes or other electronic communication devices. In cases of embezzlement, wire fraud and mail fraud, we must act quickly in evaluating the evidence to develop a compelling defense for your case.
If facing criminal charges in a white collar crime case, we urge you to contact our firm as quickly as possible to discuss how the defense will proceed and what can be done to defend your case. Fast action, prior to being formally charged, can be productive in avoiding serious consequences. If you have already been charged for such a crime, we can immediately initiate action for your defense and pursue options to have your case dismissed, reduce charges, or develop a compelling defense case to present at court. Contact a Brooklyn criminal attorney from The Law Office of David E. Levine at once if charged with any financial or RICO crime.