Milwaukee White Collar Crime Lawyer
Understanding White Collar Crime in Milwaukee
Being charged with a white-collar crime is a serious matter. The potential impact and legal punishment can be severe, so it’s important to have an experienced attorney advocating for you as soon as possible.
At Schiro Criminal Defense, we’ll give you one-on-one counsel through every step of the legal process.
Schiro Criminal Defense offers more than 40 years of experience fighting for its clients. Attorney Schiro has the skills and resources to handle the most complex issues that come with charges of fraud and financial offenses.
What are White Collar Crimes?
In the 1930s, legal violations by persons of “respectability and high social status” made during the course of their work became known as “white collar crimes.” Since that time, these types of crimes have significantly increased in number and complexity.Often committed in a business situation, a white collar crime usually involves some kind of nonviolent criminal activity that is carried out for the purpose of financial gain.
Types of White Collar Crimes
There are a variety of offenses that fall under the umbrella of white collar crime, including:
- Tax evasion
- Money laundering
- Bankruptcy fraud
- Securities fraud
- Bank fraud
- Antitrust violations
- Credit card fraud
- Theft of trade secrets
- Health care fraud
- Corporate fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Intellectual property theft
- Environmental law violations
- Insurance fraud
- Government fraud
- Telemarketing fraud
WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR WHITE COLLAR CRIMES?
If you have been accused of or are under investigation for any of the above offenses, we strongly encourage you to seek representation sooner rather than later. Early action can often clear up a matter before it becomes public knowledge and thereby protect the defendant’s reputation. If convicted, you could be facing large fines, prison time, and restitution to victims. Not only that, you reputation could be severely jeopardized.
Defenses Against White Collar Crime Charges
You have worked hard to build a stable career – do not let a white collar criminal charge bring it crashing to the ground. Schiro Criminal Defense is here to help you find the right defense strategy for your situation. When you turn your case over to us, we can perform a thorough investigation, compile viable evidence, and collect witness statements to build a robust defense on your behalf.
Potential defenses that could be used in your case include:
- False allegations
- Lack of intent
- Lack of knowledge
Contact Our Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer
The consequences of a white collar crime conviction can include fines, prison time, restitution, and forfeitures. Although there are many legitimate defense strategies available, it is important that you not try to handle your case on your own. Many who attempt to defend themselves end up inadvertently incriminating themselves even further.
Instead, consult with our Milwaukee white collar crime attorney at Schiro Criminal Defense. While we can fight to get your case dropped before charges are filed, we are prepared to go to court to protect your rights and represent your side of the story.
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