Unlike violent crimes, a white collar crime is non-violent in nature, generally takes place in a business environment and involves fraudulent schemes devised for financial gain.
Historical background regarding white collar crimes shows that men and women accused of such crimes very often do not have criminal records. In some cases, the accused person may have made a mistake, used bad judgment, or may be innocent.
State or federal prosecutors begin an inquiry when a fraudulent scheme comes to their attention. A white collar crime investigation involves three components:
- Target – one who the prosecutor sees as the perpetrator
- Witness – one who provides evidence against the primary suspect
- Subject – one who is a source of information, but who may also end up as a suspect
As typically complex white collar crime investigations develop, witnesses or subjects may suddenly learn that they are the target. If you suspect a state or federal prosecutor has you under scrutiny, the best course of action is seeking expert legal advice and guidance as soon as possible.
- Money Laundering
- Insider Trading
- Public Corruption
- Tax Evasion
- Trade Secret Violations
At the New York law firm of Marianne S. Rantala, P.C., located on Long Island, our clients include individuals and businesses. Extensive experience with white collar defense cases has prepared us to thoroughly evaluate your situation, devise effective approaches to the pre-indictment phase of an investigation, and build a strong defense strategy for trial in state or federal court.
When you turn to criminal attorney Marianne S. Rantala, she will put her extensive knowledge to work for you. Call our Patchogue, NY law firm 24/7 at (631) 627-3433 when you need legal help. Take advantage of our confidential free initial consultation.