White Collar Crime
The charge and prosecution of white-collar crime is much different and sometimes more complex to more commonplace street crime, crimes of violence and those involving drugs and alcohol. Oftentimes, a target of a white-collar crime prosecution may have the knowledge and potential benefit of knowing that potential criminal prosecution exists prior to there being actual charges being filed against them. The manner in which current white-collar crime is prosecuted affords a potential defendant an opportunity to prepare his or her defense strategy and sometimes avoid prosecution altogether. Under some circumstances, individuals play only a part in a larger scheme coordinated by a mastermind of a white-collar crime operation. And that leader may bear greater responsibility for the criminal activity. Just as white-collar crime can involve a network of individuals playing different roles, some larger and some smaller, with varying level of criminal responsibility, it can also be perpetrated by one individual in any type of business, office or governmental position. Sometimes individuals are brought into white-collar crime allegations through association only, without actually ever committing any type of criminal activity or having taken any actions to further the white-collar criminal scheme.
Sometimes white-collar allegations involve businesses, entities or individuals in the public domain which are subject to media scrutiny or the rigors of social media. In these circumstances, having the right representation is critical to taking the appropriate steps to manage the public relations responsibilities that accompany these charges and to minimize any collateral damage caused to one’s family, employment and reputation. Making an ill-advised choice or one without the benefit of counsel, may cause irreparable damage and consequences.
At Rosenthal, Kooshoian & Lennon, LLP, our white-collar clients are fortunate to have the experience of being represented by a former white-collar crime prosecutor, and attorneys who have defended those accused of a white-collar crime in both large and small settings. If you or someone you know has either been charged or suspected of committing some type of white-collar crime, we highly recommend that you immediately seek a free consultation with our office to learn your potential rights and responsibilities. Having awareness of potential charges, along with knowledgeable legal representation with experience in handling both the investigation and prosecution of these matters, is critical in the defense of all white-collar charges.
At Rosenthal, Kooshoian & Lennon, LLP, we have successfully defended individuals who have been charged with various types of fraud, forgery, official misconduct, schemes to defraud, falsification of records and grand larceny, among others. Call us today and let us put our white-collar crime knowledge and experience to work for you.