WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS
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CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS
You are probably searching for a “White-Collar” Criminal Defense Attorney in Bergen County because you’ve been accused of fraud, embezzlement, extortion, corruption, money-laundering, tax evasion or any other type of white-collar crime.
Your choice of attorney is critical because it is very important to get your “legal defense” off to a good start. You need a skilled White-collar” defense attorney who has extensive experience representing people in these types of complex cases.
At our firm, we take the time to patiently listen to your side of the story and patiently explain your rights, the legal process, and the options you have available.
White-collar crimes refer to “non-violent” crimes in the sense that alleged victims did not suffer “physical” injury. However, State Prosecutors have successfully argued before the courts that “White-Collar” crimes are more damaging than any other types of crimes because they destroy families and businesses.
Prosecutors will argue that these types of crimes are typically motivated by greed and ruthless criminals. Recently, White-Collar convictions have resulted in harsh and severe prison sentences. If you’ve been accused of any type of “white-collar” crime, you may be in for the fight of your life.
Do not give law enforcement additional time to build a case against you. Let our knowledgeable white-collar criminal defense attorneys evaluate your case for free today.
Contact us now to schedule a no-cost, confidential consultation.
Common Types of White Collar Crimes?
All too often, innocent people get accused of “white-collar” crimes when they had no idea that what they were doing was illegal. In other words, “white-collar” crimes can virtually be anything. You may be working at a bank and find yourself dragged into a “money laundering” crime when you thought you were just doing your job. Regardless of what you intended or understood at the time, you can be charged with crimes that carry many years in prison.
This is where we come in. We do everything we can to work with the State Prosecutor and explain your story.
Let’s take a look at some common types of white-collar criminal charges:
Forgery and Embezzlement
Copyright Infringement and Piracy
Check and Credit Card Fraud
Health Care Fraud
Internet Fraud and Cybercrimes
Securities Fraud and Racketeering
Whatever criminal charge you may be facing, it is crucial that you take action immediately to protect your rights and maintain your innocence. Particularly if you are facing both federal and state charges, you need a white-collar criminal defense attorney who will defend you to the max.
White Collar Criminal Penalties in New Jersey
The penalties for white-collar crimes in New Jersey vary depending on the amount of money that is involved and depending on the “injuries” to victims.
If you are convicted of white-collar crime, you may be sentenced to:
Prison or Jail.
Even though white-collar crimes are not violent and don’t necessarily cause the physical harm that gun- and drug-related crimes can cause, a conviction can still result in a sentence of incarceration.
A person may be sentenced to home confinement instead of jail or prison for a white-collar crime. Under house arrest, a person’s travel outside the home is limited, and he or she must wear an electronic monitor at all times.
A sentence of probation would come with certain conditions that a person has to meet. This could include reporting regularly to a probation officer, maintaining employment or attending school, or restricting access to the Internet.
A white-collar crime conviction can result in fines climbing into the thousands of dollars, on top of other punishments levied.
A person can also be ordered to pay back victims who were financially harmed. This could be ordered in addition to the fines.
White-collar convictions will haunt you. Even though you may have “paid your debt to society,” your conviction will greatly limit your employment and education options. Once a potential employer sees that you have a “white-collar” conviction, you will be considered a person that “cannot be trusted”.
At our firm, our New Jersey white-collar crime defense attorneys will fight to max from the beginning to insist that the case either be dismissed or downgraded.
Did you receive a Subpoena
for a White collar crime?
As NJ “White-collar” crimes lawyers, we handle cases that involve bribery, copyright infringement, embezzlement, and money laundering.
Bribery is when an unauthorized benefit is given or received in return for some action, such as a vote or official duties by a state official. If it involves a federal official or the use of the US Postal Service, or if it involves a project that uses federal funds, it becomes a federal crime.
Copyright infringement is per se a federal crime, unless it involves sound or video piracy, which is covered by New Jersey law. Cybercrime includes accessing, altering or destroying computer data or software without proper authorization, or disrupting access to the Internet. If it involves a protected computer, or those used in interstate commerce or by the federal government, it becomes a federal crime.
Embezzlement Related Offenses
Embezzlement is included under the state crime of theft. Forgery is an unauthorized writing, made with the intent to defraud, that claims to be the writing of someone else.
Money Laundering includes any type of property obtained from criminal activity disguised in financial transactions for the purpose of avoiding reporting requirements.
There are various degrees and the fines can reach up to $500,000.
The federal crime of racketeering also has a fine of up to $500,000 or twice the value of the property, plus imprisonment up to 20 years.
Speak to a New Jersey White Collar Crime Attorney
If you are being investigated for a white-collar offense, you should consult with a New Jersey white collar crimes lawyer.
If you receive a subpoena do not panic. Call us immediately. Law enforcement need information and will ask you to either “cooperate” or give a “statement”.
If you appear voluntarily, then the police do not need to warn you of your right to an attorney. You may be the suspect and it is very dangerous to answer any questions or make any statements.
Never speak to law enforcement without first retaining legal counsel.
Call us and speak with a White-Collar crime attorney today.
If you are accused of a White-Collar crime, call us immediately.
Let us protect your rights, your family and your freedom.
What’s the difference between
State & Federal White-Collar crimes?
State vs. Federal White-Collar crimes
Some White-Collar crimes are found only under New Jersey Law and will not be found under Federal White-collar crimes.
White-Collar crimes listed solely under NJ law will be heard in State Superior Court. Alternatively, if Congress enacted a White-collar crime, even if you are arrested in New Jersey, Federal Courts retain jurisdiction
If you are accused of a both a State White-Collar crime and a Federal White-Collar crime, you better get ready…you’ll be defending against two separate crimes in two separate jurisdictions.
If this is you, give us a call and we’ll explain it.
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