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A white collar defense attorney focuses his or her practice on the defense against charges of certain crimes related to business, commercial, and financial enterprises. Crimes such as fraud, embezzlement, and bribery are referred to as white collar crimes because they are generally perpetrated by “white collar” professionals. These actions, which are carried out for financial gain, are essentially a form of theft, but they carry heavy personal, professional, and legal consequences. Most white collar crimes may be charged as federal offenses, which can yield lengthy prison sentences in addition to restitution and personal or professional ruin. If you are investigated for your involvement in illegal commercial activity, you can seek immediate legal counsel from qualified white collar attorney David Benowitz. Please contact us for more information about what constitutes a federal or white collar crime, and some of the strategies an attorney will use when crafting a defense on your behalf.
Federal criminal charges are backed by an investigation by one or more government agencies dedicated to prosecuting financial crimes to the fullest extent (for example, the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The United States Attorneys’ office is committed to holding accountable those who commit financial crimes. Individuals indicted by a grand jury and charged with a white collar crime face a criminal charge with a high conviction rate. Because these crimes are so expertly investigated and prosecuted, it is imperative that those charged with such crimes get quality defense from an experienced attorney.
Led by noted attorney David Benowitz, the white collar attorneys with our firm are equipped to handle defense against federal criminal charges. While this area of law is sometimes difficult to define, these laws include but are not limited to:
A skilled attorney can evaluate the case and present your defense in such a manner as to minimize any resulting negative impact.
The conviction rate for white collar crimes is high in federal courts, and the resulting prison sentences are lengthy and life-changing. However, a criminal charge alone does not seal your fate. Our attorneys are seasoned litigators committed to providing top-notch defense for those accused of federal offenses. Your attorney can explore every avenue for your defense, including negotiating a plea agreement, minimum sentencing, or fighting aggressively for an acquittal of the charges.
If you are questioned about your involvement in a white collar crime, or if you suspect you are being investigated, contact an attorney at once. If questioned, protect your right to silence until you have spoken with and been advised by your attorney.
If you have been charged with a white collar crime, then you need an attorney who is not afraid to stand up to an increased level of scrutiny. David Benowitz and the other attorneys with our firm have experience with this type of case, and can give you a good chance at a positive result. Please also visit our Maryland federal criminal defense attorney page for more information about that office.
Contact our firm today for a free and confidential case evaluation if you are charged with a federal white collar crime. Call (202) 600-9900 to speak with attorney David Benowitz.