White Collar Crime Defense
If you are under investigation, if law enforcement wants to speak with you, or if you have been charged with a criminal offense, a competent, experienced criminal defense attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of your charges. Call Weber Law to discuss your circumstances. Weber Law has helped people facing white collar crimes navigate their way to case resolution.
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White Collar Crimes Defense
“White Collar” is a fictitious appellation that has been applied to various types of crimes presumed to be more sophisticated than other crimes, usually of a financial nature and usually not involving violence or drugs. However, many people feel that only rich people or corporate executives are charged with “white collar” crimes. In fact, there are many types of crime of financial nature which can be charged against average people.
Credit card fraud, identity theft, obstruction of justice, conspiracy, and perjury are examples of “white collar” crimes that have no minimum dollar amount to be considered a violator. In fact, there are certain white collar crimes where poor people are charged more than the wealthy such as social security fraud, unemployment fraud, and workmans compensation fraud.
Weber Law has defended against all of these types of cases in addition to the classical white collar crimes such as communications fraud, forgery, and business fraud. We have helped people with very sophisticated cases defend their rights. In some instances, we have been able to arrange for repayment of allegedly fraudulently obtained money in exchange for dismissals of pleas in abeyance. This is not possible in every case. With a background in securities and a strong understanding of corporate business practices, Weber Law can help you with your white collar criminal defense.
Weber Law attorneys have also worked on mortgage fraud cases involving the FBI. Many white collar cases involve the federal law enforcement agencies such as the IRS, FBI, Secret Service, and the ATF because the federal government supplies these agencies with sophisticated training to enforce national financial laws. State agencies can and do also bring white collar criminal actions, but the most serious cases are usually in federal court.
The DOJ defines money laundering in the following manner:
“Money laundering is the process by which criminals conceal or disguise the proceeds of their crimes or convert those proceeds into goods and services. It allows criminals to infuse their illegal money into the stream of commerce, thus corrupting financial institutions and the money supply, thereby giving criminals unwarranted economic power.”
The FBI maintains a proactive approach when investigating money laundering. After identifying a specified unlawful activity that generates illicit proceeds, a parallel financial investigation is conducted in order to locate the proceeds and prove their connection to the underlying crime. Money laundering is serious because it becomes associated with the underlying crime such as drug trafficking or prostitution. Weber Law Attorneys can assist you in Defending against money laundering charges. You need an attorney who can recognize subtle defenses and create a strong countervailing narrative in your support to rebut the negative story the prosecution will attempt to publish.
When a government agency wants to take property or money that they have seized, it is calle asset forfeiture. Many people are afraid to fight asset forfeiture because they are afraid that it might influence the investigating agency to file or pursue more rigorously criminal charges. However, it is rare that a prosecution would be swayed for or against a criminal defendant purely because of this. It may make sense for you to fight your asset forfeiture in your white collar case. Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty. Your property is protected by the constitution. If you are facing an asset forfeiture action, do not hesitate to contact us.
Other types of white collar crime include bankruptcy fraud, health care fraud, ponzi schemes, and bribery. Weber Law defends against all these types of crime.
Have you been charged with a crime? Contact Weber Law today.
Our White Collar Crimes Defense Lawyers Are Here to Help
If you have been charged with a crime, do not hesitate to ask for legal help. At Weber Law Firm, we understand you’re scared and nervous about what is coming next. You may even be angry that you have been falsely accused of a crime you didn’t commit. We are here to fight for an acquittal.
To learn more about how we can help, contact Weber Law Firm online or call us at (801) 845-0349 today.