In our practice of defending those accused of white-collar crimes, we have noticed that our clients are often leaders in their respective fields. They may be high-profile individuals with years of experience. They could be skilled negotiators. Still, they did not rely on their own merits. They made conscious choices to get as much specific information about their threats as possible.
In what is typically a best-case scenario, our clients come to us when they first suspect that they could be under investigation for a white-collar crime. This gives us time to engage with the entire process. Please continue reading for more details.
With fraud charges or other, professional-level crimes, one of the first steps in the criminal justice process would typically be investigation. Keep in mind that the government has to follow certain rules when collecting information. This means that federal and state investigators may not have access to the same data that you do.
The investigation stage is one of the most important steps. We often conduct our own investigations for our clients to present another perspective on the information provided by the government. Depending on our findings, there could be serious discrepancies which bring into question various aspects of the prosecution’s arguments, when and if the state decides to file charges.
After investigations, it could be time for negotiation. We find that even the most skilled executive negotiators often lack the legal context to make good decisions in these situations. This is no reflection on aptitude or persuasiveness, but it is simply a question of knowing the possible consequences of various actions, in detail.
Not every white-collar crime case goes to trial, but those that do could go to federal court. We represent our clients in every venue, seeing their cases through to the best possible conclusions. Please continue onto our main website to read more.