White collar crimes are financial crimes that have a direct effect on the economic stability of an individual, a business, or the government. Most white collar crimes are committed by individuals who have been placed in a position of trust, authority or who have some level of access to the finances of another, such as a banker, lawyer, or trustee. When that person abuses their position for their own financial benefit at the expense of the victim, it is a white collar crime.
Our attorneys will take the necessary steps to evaluate every detail of your case. White collars penalties can be harsh and are determined by the severity of the accusations. Our clients are our top priority going into every case. We work with you to build the strongest defense possible.
White Collar Crimes in Ohio
Most cases of white collar crime are filed as charges of theft or larceny, as the offenses have deprived the rightful owner of their finances, assets, and profits. White collar crimes that are related to the banking, mortgage, insurance and credit card industry are filed as federal crimes.
Examples of White Collar Crime Include:
- Check fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Accounting fraud
- Insider trading
- Mail fraud
- Money laundering
- Ponzi Schemes
- RICO crimes
- Tax evasion
- Wire fraud
- Bank fraud
- Mortgage fraud
Cases in which a communication system such as phones, the internet or other system was involved in the commission of the crime also fall under federal jurisdiction. The federal court system is made up of some of the toughest career prosecutors in the country. The investigation prior to your arrest and indictment may have extended over many months or years.
If you become aware that you may be the target of a federal investigation in a financial crime, it is imperative that you get legal representation immediately. The penalties for federal crimes can be far more extreme than penalties imposed at the state court level. The resources we have access to in our office allow us to even the playing field in white collar cases, when facing the vast resources of the federal government.
Over our years in practice, we have developed a network of the most highly respected independent investigators, expert witnesses, and other professionals in various fields that can be called upon to present evidence and testimony to support our case for the defense.
If you’ve been charged with a crime, we urge you to call us at (740) 660-4230.