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Criminal Law: White Collar Crimes

The New Jersey white collar crime attorneys at Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A. can help you handle crime charges. Each year, hundreds of individuals and businesses in New Jersey are charged with these crimes, and convictions often carry serious penalties. If you or your business is facing these charges, you need experienced attorneys on your side.

What is White Collar Crime?

“White collar crime” refers to many different types of crimes. These crimes generally involve allegations of some type of financial misconduct, often through sophisticated means. Examples of these crimes include:

  • Financial fraud, including bankruptcy fraud, insurance fraud, and mail and wire fraud
  • Tax evasion and tax fraud
  • Insider trading and securities fraud
  • Theft, forgery, and embezzlement
  • Bribery
  • Ponzi (“pyramid”) schemes
  • Money laundering
  • Antitrust violations
  • Racketeering offenses
  • Breaches of fiduciary duty

Many of these crimes, such as tax fraud, may involve alleged violations of both state and federal laws. The crimes may be prosecuted at both the state and federal levels. It is important to work with a defense attorney who has both state and federal experience.

Usually, authorities conduct a thorough investigation before bringing charges. They may have amassed many electronic and paper documents as evidence. They may also have found witnesses to testify to a defendant’s involvement. Since white collar crimes are so complex, prosecutors also often use forensic accountants and other expert witnesses.

Individuals and businesses accused of white collar crimes face a lengthy and difficult battle. They may be required to produce and review tens of thousands of pages of documents to prove their innocence. In some cases, business owners commit regulatory violations without even realizing it. A team of business law attorneys, internet law attorneys and white collar crime attorneys can be helpful to businesses in preventing legal problems and in managing them if they occur. Without adequate understanding of corporate governance issues, mounting an effective defense if needed is difficult or impossible.

Penalties for White Collar Crimes

Penalties can be severe. Those convicted may face millions of dollars in fines. They may also have to serve many years in state or federal prison. Businesses convicted of fraud may be shuttered and sold. Besides other penalties, individuals may be permanently barred from working in the financial sector. A conviction may destroy their livelihoods.

Many and diverse organizations are charged with white collar crimes each year. Such defendants include:

  • Domestic and multinational corporations
  • Securities and financial services companies
  • Banks
  • Insurers
  • Manufacturers
  • Construction firms
  • Telecoms
  • Biotech and pharmaceutical firms
  • Energy producers
  • Licensed professionals
  • Elected and appointed government officials

Contact Our White Collar Crime Attorneys

The white collar crime attorneys at Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A. are equipped to help individuals and organizations. We have decades of experience in criminal defense. We have been involved with prosecutions on both sides. We understand the importance of being discreet in successfully resolving these charges. We will work to limit the damage these charges do to your business or personal reputation. With our help, you will be in a much better position to deal with these charges and achieve the best possible result.

White-collar crime charges are serious. Do not make the mistake of waiting in the hope that the situation will resolve itself. Contact a defense attorney at Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A. today at 856-547-7888. Call Us – Problem Solved.

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