Defending Fraud and White Collar Offenses
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has defined white-collar crime as “. . . those illegal acts which are characterized by deceit, concealment, or violation of trust and which are not dependent upon the application or threat of physical force or violence. Individuals and organizations commit these acts to obtain money, property, or services; to avoid the payment or loss of money or services; or to secure personal or business advantage.” (USDOJ, 1989, p. 3.)
Whether an offense is characterized as white-collar crime is of little importance. The focus of these offenses is on the conduct and whether the government can prove the conduct that is criminalized by a particular law or statute.
Fraud related financial crimes require a specific skill set involving familiarity with business and institutional structure. STERN Law will work to protect your rights and preserve your reputation and career. Even if you only suspect you may be the subject of ab investigation, consulting an attorney now can mean a significant difference in the amount of evidence collected against you, and ultimately, the result of your case.
STERN Law has had considerable success in defending clients facing these charges and investigations involving:
- Identity theft (including credit card and check fraud)
- Financial/investment fraud
- Other fraud related crimes