If you believe you are the target of a criminal investigation for white collar or financial crimes, it is imperative that you speak with an experienced Atlanta criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Your career, reputation, and freedom may be on the line. Contact Wallack Law in Atlanta, GA today for experienced and dedicated representation.
The term white collar crime covers a range of offenses under state and federal law. This type of offense typically involves alleged financial fraud or theft perpetrated in a non-violent manner. If you are under investigation or have been charged with a white collar crime in Atlanta, we can work quickly and discreetly to identify the allegations, investigate the facts, secure and preserve supporting evidence, and build a solid case for your your defense.
White collar and financial crimes we defend against may include:
Penalties upon conviction of a white collar or financial crime can be severe. It is not unusual to receive a prison sentence of 10 years or more. If a racketeering (RICO) charge is included in the prosecution, the prison sentence is often longer. White collar crimes are treated as serious crimes in the U.S. and Georgia.
Below are some examples of potential penalties in these cases:
Apart from incarceration, those convicted may face hefty fines, asset forfeiture, and restitution payments. The stigma attached to such convictions can lead to damaged reputations, strained personal relationships, and loss of trust within the community. Professionally, people convicted of white collar crimes might lose their licenses or certifications, face termination, or find it difficult to secure future job opportunities.
Facing white-collar charges can be a daunting and complex ordeal. In these situations, hiring a criminal defense attorney is key to navigating the intricacies of your case and the potential consequences. Here are some of the ways that an Atlanta white collar defense lawyer can help your case:
White-collar crimes can have serious repercussions on your freedom, finances, and relationships. However, various defenses can be employed depending on the nature and specifics of the charge. Your attorney from Wallack Law will examine your case and leverage defense strategies based on your unique situation, such as the following:
After being arrested for a white collar crime or learning about the charges, the very first step that you should take is to contact a criminal defense attorney. Your lawyer’s experience will be essential in guiding you through the subsequent steps and making sure that your rights are protected.
Secondly, exercise your right to remain silent. Even if you believe you are innocent, avoid answering any questions, entering into arguments, or making any proclamations without your attorney present. Remember, anything you say could be used against you in court.
At Wallack Law, we have extensive experience defending clients against a wide range of white collar and financial crimes. We have more than 25 years of experience representing clients in criminal defense matters in the Atlanta metro area. Call us right away if you are facing charges have become aware that you are under investigation for white collar or financial crimes. We can act quickly to protect your rights and pursue the best possible outcome in your case.