Montgomery County White Collar Crimes Lawyer
Experienced White Collar Crimes Lawyers in Montgomery County, PA
Occasionally, good people will find themselves in situations that may have started with good intentions but quickly grew out of their control. Sometimes, these situations can trigger a state or federal investigation for white-collar crime. Such investigations can continue for many years before charges are filed, completely unbeknownst to the suspect.
Most often, white-collar crimes involve money or fraud. Whether the amount is fifty dollars or thousands of dollars, a conviction for a white-collar crime can be disastrous to your reputation, freedom, and finances. If you think you could be under investigation for a white-collar crime in Pennsylvania, it is crucial that you partner with the right attorney. At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C., we have developed effective defense strategies for people accused of white-collar crimes for over 65 years.
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Types of White-Collar Crimes Our Attorneys Defend in Pennsylvania
According to the FBI, white-collar crime is the motivation to unlawfully obtain money or to illegally avoid losing money, property, or service to secure a personal or business advantage.
The law enforcement that investigates a white-collar crime allegation in Pennsylvania often depends upon whether the suspect crossed state borders and how largescale the crime was.
Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C. works with clients who have been charged with various types of white-collar crimes, including, but not limited to:
- Antitrust violations
- Computer crimes
- Employee theft
- Identity theft
- Income tax evasion
- Insider trading
- Internet sex crimes
- Market manipulation
- Money laundering
- Professional malpractice
- Pyramid or Ponzi schemes
Our white-collar crime lawyers are also knowledgeable about Pennsylvania state and federal laws regarding all types of fraud. The Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C. team can create effective defense strategies for cases involving:
- Tax fraud
- Check fraud
- Welfare or SNAP fraud
- Mail fraud
- Bank fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Wire fraud
- Health care fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Securities fraud
- Advance fee fraud
- Commodities fraud
- Promissory note fraud
After more than 65 years in the legal field, we can anticipate the strategies and tactics that state and federal attorneys use when preparing white-collar criminal cases. Our lawyers have a comprehensive understanding of criminal laws and the procedures involved. We are familiar with every phase of the process, from preliminary hearings and pre-trial motions to sentencing and beyond.
Possible Penalties for White-Collar Crimes in Pennsylvania
Since these types of crimes are not victimless, federal agents and prosecutors are relentless in bringing suspects to justice. Financial crimes can devastate families by depleting their savings, robbing an older person of a secure retirement, destroying entire companies, and costing investors billions of dollars. With the advent of technology, white-collar crime has become more sophisticated. As a result, the FBI and other federal agencies have ramped up investigation procedures. They now utilize their unique expertise and capabilities to pursue white-collar criminals in Pennsylvania and elsewhere in the US.
Although white-collar crimes generally do not involve weapons or violence and are usually more economic-oriented, they can be sentenced just as severely as violent crimes. Possible penalties for white-collar crimes can include:
- Up to 20 years in prison
- Tens of thousands in fines
- Community service
- Life-long status as a convicted felon
- Registration on the sex offender registry
- Payment of restitution
When you are facing charges for a white-collar crime, a criminal defense lawyer will be an invaluable asset throughout your case. A Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C. can analyze the evidence against you and construct a plausible defense strategy with the goal to keep you out of prison.
Several of our attorneys are former prosecutors and are highly skilled in these types of negotiations. However, if you have already been charged, we will take on your battle, guide you through the prosecution process, and vigorously represent you in the state or federal courts. Because the penalties you may face for a white-collar crime are dire, you need our skilled white-collar crime attorneys to help you handle your case.
How a White-Collar Crime Attorney Can Help Defend Your Case
Our team may be able to combat your white-collar criminal charges by utilizing various defense strategies, such as:
- Showing that you lacked intent
- Demonstrating that you lacked knowledge of the crime
- Proving that you were deceived
Most states have localized federal agencies that investigate single-state white collar crimes, while multiple cross-state federal agencies, including the FBI, investigate financial frauds that cross state lines. Usually, the FBI, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) investigate securities fraud, embezzlement, corporate fraud, and money laundering. Lesser white-collar crimes may involve a bookkeeper who has financial problems and manipulates numbers to steal money once. Or perhaps a volunteer from a youth soccer league or other non-profit organization funnels money for personal gain.
Should you find yourself being investigated for a white-collar crime, you can trust the Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C. team to safeguard your rights and protect them from being trampled or overlooked during the process.
Defend a Pennsylvania or Federal White-Collar Crime with a Dedicated Attorney
If you have been charged or suspect that you may be under investigation for a white-collar crime in Pennsylvania, the lawyers at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C. can fight to clear your good name. We know the federal and state legal processes inside and out and are prepared to represent your rights on your behalf.
Call us at (215) 822-7575 or complete our convenient contact form to begin discussing your case with a Pennsylvania white-collar crime attorney today. Your first discussion with our team is always free, so why wait to learn more about how we can help defend your case?