Answering Questions About White Collar Crimes
White collar crimes often involve complex charges, lengthy investigations and significant resources dedicated by law enforcement. You need a tenacious defender on your side. At Bachner and Weiner PC, we have more than 30 years of experience defending clients in New York City and throughout the state.
What Is A White Collar Crime?
White collar crime is a general phrase used to describe many offenses that center on monetary losses. These crimes can involve fraud, embezzlement, extortion, corruption, insider trading or pyramid schemes.
Do I Need An Attorney In A White Collar Criminal Case?
Yes. It is likely that law enforcement has been building a case against you for weeks, months or years. It is critical that you have the same aggressive legal representation on your side. Even if you are worried that hiring a lawyer might make you appear guilty, a defense attorney can ensure that you don’t misspeak to law enforcement, the media or a judge.
Many people think they are helping their case by explaining what happened to law enforcement. Unfortunately, it is likely that you’re making matters worse. You wouldn’t be brought in for questioning unless investigators had built a strong case against you.
Are All White Collar Crimes Prosecuted In Federal Court?
No. Depending on the particular offense, the case might be prosecuted in state or federal court. You need an attorney by your side who is comfortable handling even the most complex trial litigation.
What Penalties Might I Be Facing?
White collar crimes are typically punished like any other crime and often carry the potential for significant prison terms and fines. In addition, those convicted might be forced to pay restitution and ultimately give up their professional licensure.
Contact Our New York City White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyers
Begin your defense immediately. Schedule a consultation at Bachner and Weiner PC, to discuss your case. We can be reached by phone at . Our attorneys represent clients from New York and across the nation.