White collar crime is a unique area of criminal law that involves non-violent acts like fraud, embezzlement and identity theft. Computer and internet crimes are usually white collar offenses as well. Unfortunately, if you are convicted of such a crime, then the result may be serious penalties and/or jail time. Due to the confusing and ever-changing nature of these crimes, workers at nonprofits, business entities and individuals can be unprepared to defend themselves against these criminal allegations. Furthermore, a criminal investigation, even if it is later proved to be unfounded, can damage your reputation and create roadblocks to your future employment. If you have been arrested for fraud or a similar offense, then contact a San Jose white collar criminal defense lawyer.
The Law Offices of Richard Wingerden has over 20 years of experience defending individuals against allegations of white collar crimes. Our criminal defense lawyer knows how serious these charges can be. As a result, we represent a wide range of businesses and individuals across multiple industries. Our success stems from our assertive strategies and early crisis management. If you have discovered that you are under investigation, then we may be able to use pretrial measures to reduce your chances of serious consequences. If you or a loved one has already been arrested, then we can work to reduce or dismiss charges.
As a rule, white collar crimes share specific characteristics such as concealment, deceit, violation of trust and coercion. A distinguishing factor of these crimes is that they usually do not involve a threat of force or violence. Since this area of law overlaps with many others, you should contact a criminal defense lawyer for assistance if you suspect you will be charged. A white collar lawyer can scrutinize the evidence against you, cross-examine witnesses and negotiate with the prosecutors. Some common crimes that require a white collar attorney involve:
As a rule, the severity of the charges against you will vary depending on the nature and extent of the crime. However, some people believe they will not face jail time if convicted of a white collar crime. Just like other offenses, white collar crimes can result in a misdemeanor or felony conviction and/or jail time. A strong criminal defense strategy is the best way to mitigate your risk and protect your interests. Ultimately, the best way to discover how a white collar criminal defense lawyer can help is to contact us today. Nonetheless, there are some common defenses an attorney may use, depending on your situation, including:
Do you believe that law enforcement entities are investigating you for a white collar related crime? Has some entity or individual coerced or entrapped you to commit a criminal act you normally would not act on? Have questions about how to protect your rights? Regrettably, the longer you wait to contact an attorney, the more evidence can be mounted against you. If you believe you are involved in a white collar crime, then contact a white collar criminal defense lawyer.
In a free initial consultation, we can review the details of your case. Thus, we can inform you for free how we can build a defense. Call our San Jose white collar crime lawyer today at 408-564-5870 or contact us online to speak to a legal professional.