New Jersey White-Collar Lawyers
Our New Jersey White-Collar lawyers are committed to fighting for you. You will benefit from our extensive trial experience.
Most importantly, we will be honest about your chances of winning your case. We never guarantee results. However, we absolutely guarantee that we will aggressively fight for you!
Your case is as important to us as it is to you. Your freedom is on the line. Each case is different and we welcome the opportunity to protect & defend you.
When you hire us, you will get complete access to us. We respond to all communications & really care about our clients. Our fees are reasonable and we offer payment plans.
What are white-collar crimes examples?
As White-Collar lawyers, we represent people accused of the following crimes:
- tax evasion
Most common white-collar crime
The most common white-collar crime involves embezzlement.
If you hold a management position, you probably exercise control over your employer’s funds.
If you are accused of converting or diverting your employer’s funds for personal gain, then you are facing embezzlement charges.
Your choice of white-collar lawyer is critical. It is very important to get your “legal defense” off to a good start. You need a skilled white-collar lawyer 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. Next, we explain your rights, the legal process, and the options you have available.
What is meant by white-collar crime?
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 a financial crime, you may be in for the fight of your life. You need our top-rated white-collar lawyers to protect you.
Do not give law enforcement additional time to build a case against you.
Retain legal counsel immediately.
- 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.
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.
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.
- House Arrest.
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.
When you hire us, our New Jersey white-collar lawyers will fight with everything we have to defend & protect you.
white-collar crime subpoenas
If you are being investigated for a white-collar offense, you may receive a subpoena. When you receive a subpoena, immediately consult with a New Jersey white-collar 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.
State versus 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.