White collar crime is a general description of all state and federal crimes that take place in the context of a business setting, from low-level embezzlement and tax evasion to more complicated scenarios such as company-wide fraud and foreign corruption. While generally non-violent in nature, state and federal regulators and law enforcement personnel are devoting more resources than ever before to targeting individuals and companies for alleged white collar offenses. And, unlike with other crimes, investigators can often take months and even years in investigating parties and building cases before criminal charges are ever brought, and defendants may be clueless that they were ever potentially connected to criminal activities in the first place.
Because of this, it is important to make sure you have experienced white collar criminal defense counsel on your side from the first signs of a possible investigation.
Representing Individuals and Companies in all Investigations/Prosecutions
White collar crimes often involve complicated scenarios with numerous parties, intricate financial aspects, obscure points of state and federal law, and voluminous amounts of electronic data and business records. Because white collar investigations can be far more sophisticated than a typical criminal investigation, it is important to work with experienced white collar counsel who can quickly ascertain the relevant facts and mount your best defense against investigators and prosecutors. Our attorneys represent individuals and companies in the following types of white collar investigations/prosecutions:
- Business fraud
- Real estate fraud
- Tax fraud and evasion
- Insider trading and other trading violations
- Securities violations and blue sky laws
- Bribery / Corruption / FCPA
- Financial adviser investigations
Work with White Collar Counsel At the First Sign of an Investigation
A white collar prosecution is unlikely to start with a uniformed officer coming to your door. Instead, such investigations often begin with a letter to you or your employer, a request from HR to meet with a company lawyer, or a fellow employee making a call to government regulators. Blame-shifting is extremely common in white collar cases, with executives and coworkers looking to incriminate others to save themselves, so it is extremely important that you take the steps to protect yourself from the earliest signs of an investigation.
Protecting your rights and your future begins with working with an experienced white collar defense attorney who will make sure that your rights are protected, that all information is provided to you, and that others do not throw you under the bus for their misdeeds. When you contact a white collar defense attorney at The Law Offices of Omar Gastelum and Associates, APLC, we will immediately jump into action to take control of your defense and work towards the best outcome possible in your investigation or prosecution. Contact our office today to schedule a confidential consultation on your matter.