White Collar Crime

New York Criminal Defense Lawyer

Representing Clients in Nassau and Suffolk Counties

Unlike violent crimes, a white collar crime is non-violent in nature, generally takes place in a business environment and involves fraudulent schemes devised for financial gain.

Historical background regarding white collar crimes shows that men and women accused of such crimes very often do not have criminal records. In some cases, the accused person may have made a mistake, used bad judgment or may be innocent.

Examples of White Collar Crime

A white collar crime may fall under federal or state prosecution, depending on the scope of the offense. Examples of white collar crimes are extensive and include, but are not limited to the following:

Money Laundering Insider Trading
Bribery Embezzlement
Racketeering RICO
Extortion Forgery
Kickbacks Perjury
Larceny/Theft Public Corruption
Tax Evasion Trade Secret Violations

White Collar Criminal Charges Start With an Investigation

State or federal prosecutors begin an inquiry when a fraudulent scheme comes to their attention. A white collar crime investigation involves three components:

  • Target – one who the prosecutor sees as the perpetrator
  • Witness – one who provides evidence against the primary suspect
  • Subject – one who is a source of information, but who may also end up as a suspect.

As typically complex white collar crime investigations develop, witnesses or subjects may suddenly learn that they are the target. If you suspect a state or federal prosecutor has you under scrutiny, the best course of action is seeking expert legal advice and guidance as soon as possible.

New York White Collar Crime Attorney

At the New York law firm of Marianne S. Rantala, P.C., located on Long Island, our clients include individuals and businesses. Extensive experience with white collar defense cases has prepared us to thoroughly evaluate your situation, devise effective approaches to the pre-indictment phase of an investigation and build a strong defense strategy for trial in state or federal court.

Contact an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney 24/7

When you turn to criminal attorney Marianne S. Rantala, she will put her extensive knowledge to work for you. Call our Commack, NY law firm 24/7 at (631) 627-3433 when you need legal help. Take advantage of our confidential free initial consultation.