Long Island White Collar Crime Attorneys
Not all crime is violent and all criminals are not career criminals with prior arrests. More and more the government on both the local and federal levels is prosecuting individuals for what are defined as “white collar” crimes. “White Collar” crimes are financially motivated non-violent crimes committed purely for economic gain. And more often the alleged perpetrators of these crimes are business persons, doctors, lawyers, and mortgage brokers just to name a few. The level and punishment for these crimes can differ but the majority of these cases are being prosecuted at the Federal Level thus an individual under investigation for or arrested for a “White Collar” crime must immediately speak with an experienced Federal Criminal Defense attorney such as the lawyers at Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn, PC in Long Island, NY.
White Collar Crime Charges
Some examples of white collar criminal charges that we can defend you against include:
- Bank fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Welfare fraud
- Tax fraud
- Securities/stock fraud
- Wire/mail fraud
- Money laundering
- Insider trading
Are Your Career, Freedom, and Reputation at Stake?
Very often the government does not hide the fact that they are investigating an entity or individual for a “White Collar” crime. They will often come to the accused person’s home or place of business and inform them of their investigation or serve a subpoena or warrant for certain documents before they even make an actual arrest. It is at this initial contact with the government where many criminal cases are severely hindered as the individual under investigation will often speak with the government before consulting with an attorney. If there is one thing a person must know from the beginning is that if the government ever asks to speak to you about an investigation whether it be criminal or civil you should ALWAYS consult with an attorney before speaking with them. It is not a crime to say that you want to speak with your attorney first.
If you have been charged with a white collar crime, or if have reason to believe that you are under investigation, it is crucial to retain the services of an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. When our Long Island criminal lawyers at Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn take on your case, they will do everything in their power to immediately begin minimizing damage — whether that means negotiating with prosecutors or getting your charges completely dropped. If a trial becomes the best or only option, we are fully prepared to fight for a not guilty verdict before a jury.