White Collar Crime Defense
White Collar Crimes
Protect Your Business and Finances from Wrongful Accusations
Are you facing accusations of a white collar crime? If so, your reputation and your career are at risk. Being convicted of a white collar crime can destroy your credibility within your professional life, which will make it difficult to maintain your job or find new opportunities. Additionally, it may tarnish your personal relationships and cause emotional and financial strain on your family.
It is essential that you retain representation from a criminal defense lawyer who can provide compassionate legal counsel and guidance in this difficult time. At The Law Offices of Bamieh & De Smeth, PLC in Ventura, California, we can be in your corner every step of the way to help you face investigations for white collar crimes with confidence. Our attorney has been named a Defense Attorney of the Year, so you can trust that his success is proven and recognized by his peers.
Understanding Your Charges
White collar crime is an umbrella term that describes a range of crimes typically involving businesses or individuals who have committed some form of fraud or financial schemes. Generally, this class of crime is considered nonviolent, although they do sometimes incorporate violent crimes. Instead, many of them are crimes that cause financial harm, such as tax fraud, forgery, and internet crimes.
Common white collar crimes include:
- Identity Theft
- Money Laundering
- Internet Fraud
- Tax Fraud
- Mail Fraud
- Credit Card Fraud
- Healthcare Fraud
- Receiving Stolen Property
- Social Security Fraud
The penalties for a white collar crime vary based upon the severity of the offense. In these cases, severity is typically determined by the amount of money that was allegedly wrongfully obtained. Sentences can include a range of jail time and required community service. Additionally, a convicted individual will likely be required to provide restitution to the victims of their fraudulence, as well as punitive fines set by the court. White collar crime conviction can be expensive, so it is imperative that you hire the right criminal defense lawyer.
Building an Aggressive Defense
When it comes to white collar criminal charges, your best defensive strategy begins when an investigation starts. Thus it is essential to retain a competent attorney as soon as possible. White collar crimes are unique to most criminal offenses in that you will typically be aware that an investigation is taking place well before you are arrested. This may be overwhelming and stressful, however, it also means that you have an advantage.
With our legal counsel and guidance, we can help you prevent liability for alleged offenses and work with investigators to ensure that your rights are protected. It is common for suspects of white collar crimes to give into the demands of investigators and waive their constitutional rights out of fear and anxiety. Our team of legal professionals will act aggressively and effectively to fight your charges before they have even been made.
The next step in your defense is representing your case in trial. If your charges are brought before a judge, there are a number of strategies that we can use to defend you. For example, these cases are typically complex and require numerous, complicated financial records and evidence to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that you are guilty of committing the alleged crime. Our team will work diligently to find any holes in a prosecution’s evidence or argument that can unravel their case against you.
Contact an Experienced Ventura Defense Attorney of Bamieh & De Smeth For Help
Facing charges a white collar crime can be time-consuming and stressful. At The Law Offices of Bamieh & De Smeth, PLC, we understand that you want to move past your wrongful accusations so that you can get back to conducting your business. Our mission is to ensure that our clients are informed every step of the way, because we know that your future is on the line. Our team of dedicated defense attorneys are ready to fight for you, so don’t hesitate to call our Ventura firm today!