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Criminal Law: White Collar Crimes

Protect Your Rights and Reputation with a New Jersey White Collar Crime Lawyer

A New Jersey white collar crime lawyer at Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A. can help you if you are facing serious charges in state or federal court. Each year, hundreds of individuals and businesses in New Jersey are charged with these crimes, and those that are convicted face steep penalties. If you or your business is facing these charges, you need experienced attorneys on your side, and you need to begin building your defense strategy as soon as possible.

We Represent New Jersey Residents and Businesses Charged with All Types of White Collar Crimes

“White collar crime” is not a single offense, but rather a general term used to describe many different types of crimes. These crimes generally involve allegations of some type of financial misconduct, and are often perpetrated through sophisticated means. At Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A., our defense lawyers represent individuals and businesses charged with all types of white collar crimes, including:

  • Financial fraud, including bankruptcy fraud, insurance fraud, bank fraud and mortgage fraud
  • Mail fraud and wire fraud
  • Tax evasion and tax fraud
  • Insider trading and other forms of securities fraud
  • Theft, forgery, and embezzlement
  • Bribery
  • Ponzi (“pyramid”) schemes
  • Money laundering
  • Antitrust violations
  • Racketeering offenses
  • Breaches of fiduciary duty
  • Attempt and conspiracy to commit white collar crimes

Many of these crimes, such as tax fraud, may involve alleged violations of both state and federal laws. As a result, these crimes can be prosecuted at both the state and federal levels. This makes it important to work with a New Jersey white collar crime attorney who has both state and federal experience, and who is intimately familiar with the specific laws under which you are being charged.

What to Expect During Your White Collar Criminal Case in New Jersey

In most cases, authorities will conduct an extensive investigation prior to bringing charges for a white collar offense. This is due to the complexity of the issues involved and the need to build a comprehensive body of evidence in order to establish the requisite probable cause for an indictment.

As a result, by the time you learn you are being targeted, state or federal authorities may have already amassed voluminous electronic and paper documents as evidence, and they may have already identified witnesses who are prepared to testify against you in court. In many cases, prosecutors will hire forensic accountants and other professionals to serve as expert witnesses and testify as to how the alleged crime was committed as well.

Individuals and businesses accused of white collar crimes face a lengthy and difficult road ahead. This is true in both federal and state court. The procedures involved are complicated, and the legal and factual issues can be extraordinarily complex. At Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A., our New Jersey white collar crime lawyer has experience achieving favorable results for our clients at all stages of state and federal white collar criminal cases, and we can use this experience to your advantage.

Penalties Your New Jersey White Collar Crime Lawyer Will Fight

In white collar criminal cases, the penalties can be severe. Individuals and businesses can face tens, hundreds, or millions of dollars in fines, with businesses generally facing the highest financial penalties. Individuals, including business owners and executives, can also be sentenced to serve several years, if not several decades, in state or federal prison. For example, in federal cases, the maximum sentences for some of the most-commonly-charged white collar offenses include:

  • Bank Fraud – Up to a $1 million fine and 30 years of federal imprisonment under 18 U.S.C. § 1344
  • Insurance Fraud – Up to a $250,000 fine (for individuals) or a $500,000 fine (for businesses) and 15 years of federal imprisonment under 18 U.S.C. § 1033
  • Mail Fraud – Up to a $1 million fine and 30 years of federal imprisonment under 18 U.S.C. § 1341
  • Wire Fraud – Up to a $1 million fine and 30 years of federal imprisonment under 18 U.S.C. § 1343
  • Money Laundering – Up to a $500,000 or twice the value of the property involved (whichever is greater) and 20 years of federal imprisonment under 18 U.S.C. § 1956
  • Tax Fraud and Tax Evasion – Up to a $100,000 fine (for individuals) or a $500,000 fine (for businesses) and 5 years of federal imprisonment under 26 U.S.C. § 7201
  • Attempt and Conspiracy – The same penalties for the underlying substantive offense under 18 U.S.C. § 1349

White collar criminal convictions can also result in loss of eligibility for government contracts and government programs, as well as being barred from operating or working in certain businesses (i.e. a bar from the financial sector or from working for a publicly-traded company). Combined, the consequences of a white collar criminal conviction can often prove insurmountable, and this means that individuals and businesses have no choice but to fight their charges by all means available.

Our Clients Include Public and Private Companies, Professionals, Executives, and Other Individuals

In our white collar defense practice, we represent all types of companies and individuals facing investigations and charges throughout New Jersey. Regardless of your background, industry, or area of professional practice, we have the knowledge and experience you need to fight the government’s allegations and steer your case toward a favorable result. Our clients 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 a New Jersey White Collar Crime Lawyer Today

At Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A., a New Jersey white collar crime lawyer is available to immediately begin working to defend individuals and business organizations accused of serious state and federal offenses. Our lawyers have centuries of combined experience in criminal defense, and our team includes former prosecutors who previously handled white collar cases on behalf of the government. We understand the importance of being discreet in successfully resolving these cases, and we will work to limit the damage that the government’s allegations cause to your business or personal reputation.

Facing white-collar criminal charges is an extremely serious and time-sensitive matter. Do not make the mistake of waiting in the hope that the situation will resolve itself—it will not. To speak with a New Jersey white collar crime lawyer at Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A. in confidence, call 877-435-6371 or request a confidential initial consultation online now. Call Us – Problem Solved.

 

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