White Collar Crime Attorneys in New Jersey
Monmouth County White Collar Crime Defense Attorneys
Preventing indictment is the best way to fight white collar crime allegations. If you suspect a criminal investigation is targeting you as an offender, consult a New Jersey white collar crime attorney at your first opportunity. Shebell & Shebell has extensive criminal defense experience to protect your rights.
Federal and New Jersey white collar crime laws
White collar crime refers to nonviolent offenses for unlawful financial gains. White collar crimes are often business crimes or corporate crimes. In fact, many activities that used to be administrative violations have risen to the level of white collar crimes in today’s justice system.
The federal government has vast resources and may investigate for a year or more before convening a grand jury and delivering a white collar crime indictment. You can unwittingly answer questions that prosecutors misconstrue and use to prove you guilty whether or not you are guilty of the alleged crime. If investigated, voice your intent to remain silent and seek legal counsel from the outset.
Examples of charges that constitute white collar crimes include:
- Insider trading
- Securities violations
- Tax evasion
- Money laundering
- Public corruption
- Identity theft
- Accounting fraud
- Contractor fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Medicare fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Official misconduct
- Broker misconduct
- Internet crimes
- Fiduciary abuse of trust
- Real estate scams
- RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act)
Three well-known white collar crime charges
Fraud: Fraud is a type of white collar crime using deceptive practices for financial gain. Medicare fraud often involves billing the government for Medicare services or supplies that were never received. Insurance fraud may involve causing deliberate injury or exaggerating injuries to collect insurance benefits.
Conspiracy: Conspiracy is an agreement between two or more individuals to engage in illegal activity. Conspiracy charges are separate from the crime committed. Authorities can bring up conspiracy charges even when the commission of the crime is unsuccessful.
Embezzlement: Embezzlement involves fraudulent appropriation of property by someone entrusted to handle it. For example, employees who make unauthorized money transfers from the company’s bank account to their own personal accounts are committing embezzlement.
Contact our NJ white collar crime attorneys
Shebell & Shebell fights for the future of clients facing a wide range of criminal matters. White collar crimes are serious and come with some of the same penalties as some of the most egregious crimes heard in court. Because these crimes are non-violent, people think that the consequences are lighter. This is not the case. If you are charged and convicted of a white collar crime, your life could be devastated. Do not underestimate the impact of a white collar crime conviction. For a consultation, contact Shebell & Shebell.