Have You Been Accused Of A White Collar Crime?
White collar crime is the term used to describe a wide range of nonviolent criminal acts such as fraud, typically committed by professionals.
If you are charged with a white collar crime, you need an experienced, sophisticated attorney who can raise a strong defense on your behalf. Since the evidence of a white collar crime is often some form of business document, email, computer file, or other written or electronic communication, your attorney must have the ability to decipher different forms of evidence that are not common in other types of criminal proceedings.
At Cheronis, Parente & Levitt LLC in Chicago, we devote a significant share of our practice to complex white collar crime cases. We are skilled in analyzing unique evidence in order to determine its meaning. We know that the documents and data involved in these cases often fit together like a puzzle, and the prosecution may not have put it all together accurately in its quest to obtain a conviction. We will point out the holes and shine a light on the weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, or fill in the missing pieces with information we obtain through our own investigation. Ultimately, our goal is to use our knowledge to build a case designed to obtain the best possible outcome.
Many people accused of white collar crimes are professionals. They are CEOs and executives. They are doctors, accountants and even fellow lawyers. They are business owners. Even when the criminal charges do not involve allegations of malfeasance during the course of their work, these charges can still be career ending. We are well-versed in representing professionals and taking steps not only to fight the white collar crime charges, but to protect the careers of those accused. We will work hard to prevent this from destroying the career you have built.
Effective State And Federal White Collar Crimes Defense
We defend against all white collar crime charges. Many of these cases involve allegations of fraud of some sort, including:
- Mortgage fraud
- Wire fraud
- Bankruptcy fraud
- Tax fraud
- Medicare/Medicaid fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Internet fraud
- Mail fraud
We also defend against charges of embezzlement, money laundering and more. These cases may include allegations of larger scale conspiracies and may involve RICO charges, which we can defend against. We can also handle civil fraud components when necessary.
Most white collar crimes are prosecuted in federal courts. The federal justice system has its own unique rules and procedures, including its own sentencing guidelines and rules of evidence. We are very knowledgeable about these and other factors essential to an effective defense in federal court. In fact, we have a proven reputation in federal cases, having handled many groundbreaking and precedent-setting cases over the years.
Early Intervention Is Helpful
If you believe you may be under investigation or have been recently contacted by state or federal investigators, protect your rights by contacting our law office immediately. White collar crime cases are best resolved when early intervention by an attorney is possible. In some cases, it may be possible to avoid criminal charges altogether. We offer a consultation that is entirely confidential. Let us put our experience to work for you.