The Experience You Need With Criminal Charges
White Collar Crime
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) defines white-collar crimes as “those illegal acts which are characterized by deceit, concealment, or violation of trust and which are not dependent upon the application or threat of physical force or violence. Individuals and organizations commit these acts to obtain money, property, or services; to avoid the payment or loss of money or services; or to secure personal or business advantage.”
According to the FBI, white-collar crimes are conservatively estimated to cost the United States economy more than $300 billion annually. Prosecution of these crimes is severe but technically complex, and when properly defended, the prosecution often fails. Our attorneys at Boone Beale PLLC, understand the law and have the experience to bring an aggressive defense to these types of charges.
Common Types Of White Collar Charges
Some of the most common white collar offenses include bank fraud, commercial bribery, embezzlement, government corruption, health care fraud, insider trading, insurance fraud, bankruptcy fraud, Internet and computer fraud, mail fraud, money laundering, securities fraud, illegal kickbacks, tax evasion, telemarketing fraud, and bribery.
White collar crimes are the subject of both state and federal legislation. Investigations and enforcement of such crimes are usually handled by several federal agencies, including the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service, the Secret Service, U.S. Customs, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Furthermore, most states have their own state agencies for actively investigating and enforcing such crimes at both the state and local level.
Four Decades Of Criminal Defense Experience
At Boone Beale PLLC, we have more than 40 years of representing individuals and businesses charged with white collar offenses. Our attorneys have successfully handled hundreds of white collar cases, from simple misdemeanors to complex, multimillion-dollar cases involving CEOs and CFOs of major organizations. Our attorneys thrive on applying cutting-edge legal analysis in crafting the best possible defense for clients charged with such crimes.
Do Not Wait To Speak With An Attorney
If you have been charged or are under investigation for such acts, it is imperative that you seek out informed counsel for your best options. Do not wait to retain counsel until after meeting with law enforcement. Call us now to determine the best strategy or options for a defense to the charges. If a charge is imminent, it is often imperative that we get involved pre-indictment to control the type or number of charges brought by the prosecution.