Typically, white collar crimes occur in a business or financial setting and are centered around economic or property gain. These crimes are viewed as non-violent, but this does not decrease the severity of the charge or the penalty.
The Annapolis white collar crime attorneys at Fratus Brady, LLC, have more than 30 combined years of trial experience available to assist clients facing serious criminal charges. We pride ourselves on thoroughly investigating the facts and circumstances that led to the filing of a criminal charge against our client. We will consult with experts as necessary to understand the nature and scope of the government’s allegations and to identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. Our goal is to provide our clients with an effective and aggressive defense minimizing exposure to what can be substantial and often staggering penalties.
The main aspects of white collar crimes are business fraud and embezzlement. Those two areas can be broken down into several other categories, including:
- Mail fraud
- Wire fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Computer and Internet fraud
- Identity theft
In recent years, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies have started to aggressively pursue white collar crimes. Investigations are well-funded, can last months or years and often involve multiple people. As soon as you are concerned you might be under investigation, contact our office immediately. Do not talk to law enforcement without a lawyer. You run the risk of hurting your case, even if you think you are trying to help investigators or explain the situation. Hiring experienced and knowledgeable advocates is the best way to ensure your rights are protected.