Skilled Defense For White Collar Crimes
Maryland prosecutors take white collar crimes very seriously. Most white collar crimes are charged as felonies, which means that a conviction could result not only in a prison sentence of more than one year but also a lifetime criminal record as a convicted felon. It is not uncommon to see local prosecutors shift these cases to federal court, where your prison sentence could be much longer.
Examples of white collar crimes include:
- Mortgage-specific fraud
- Tax fraud
- Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act
- Grand jury proceedings
- Company theft
- Employee theft
Since 1992, JC Law has represented people charged with white collar crimes in both state and federal courts throughout Maryland, including Baltimore, Catonsville, Annapolis and Bel Air.
Our History Of Success
We help clients charged with everything from writing bad checks to bribing government officials. Our Linthicum Heights and Baltimore metropolitan area clients have given us reviews such as:
“I hired Mr. [Jim] Crawford to represent me. I was charged with DUI 3rd, subsequent offender, and several other serious traffic violations. I was scared and worried sick. Thanks to Mr. Crawford’s experience and advice, I walked out of the courtroom with eight days jail time, instead of eighteen months.”
Our goal in a white collar crime case is to look for a defense that can explain or neutralize the state’s evidence against you. If the government has a weak case, it may be possible to avoid criminal charges. Even if the government has a strong case against you, which is often the case when a grand jury votes to indict you during the grand jury proceeding, early involvement by your lawyer can help minimize the possible consequences.
How To Respond To White Collar Crime Investigations
If police are investigating you for these kinds of charges or you think they are, the first step you should take is to contact us. We can provide you with the defense and guidance you need to get through an investigation. Additionally, be sure not to interfere or impede an investigation. Even if you suspect that police are acting illegally, do not stop them. Instead, document their actions if possible and let your attorney hold them accountable later on.
Defense Strategies For White Collar Crimes
There are plenty of viable defenses against white collar crime charges that may apply to you. Some common defenses include:
- Entrapment – where law enforcement sets up a sting operation to induce criminal activity
- Incapacity – a defense claiming you are either mentally or physically unable to understand or commit the alleged crime
- Lack of intent – a simple mistake on taxes does not necessarily mean that you committed a crime, and a good defense can prove that
- Intoxication – if you were not in total control of your actions, you may be able to beat these charges or lessen them
We take the time to understand your unique situation to determine what defense among these or other defenses may be best for you.
Contact Your Ally In Your Defense
To protect your reputation and your future, contact our Maryland white collar crimes attorney at 443-971-8884 or by clicking this link, before you talk to the police or anyone else. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.