The term “white collar crime” is used to refer to numerous, non-violent criminal activities. Since white-collar crimes don't involve drugs, weapons, or violence, many falsely assume they are not as serious. If you're charged with a white-collar crime and you fail to realize the severity of the situation, you could negatively impact your future in irreparable ways, and make it difficult to move on with your life after your case has wrapped up. As soon as you learn you are under investigation, you should contact an attorney who is experienced in white-collar crimes. Having a federal criminal defense lawyer in Michigan on your side will help put you on track to receive the best available outcome, protecting you from the severe harm a conviction can cause.
White-collar crimes often involve money and, on the surface, may seem to be victimless. The most common white collar crimes in Michigan are conspiracy charges , embezzlement and fraud, forgery, racketeering, internet fraud, identity theft, money laundering, security violations, bribery, passing bad checks, falsifying business records, and credit card theft. These crimes are extremely complex, and cases require the attention of a seasoned defense attorney. Your lawyer will review every detail of your case and compile a thorough analysis of the financial documents, bank statements, and public records involved to be sure they have all of the information at their fingertips. An experienced attorney will pay close attention to every detail in order to build a successful defense.
Since white-collar crimes vary so greatly case by case, it's important to be sure the attorney you hire has worked on cases similar to your own in the past. When hiring a lawyer, ask to see their track record and be sure you feel comfortable working together. A good attorney will keep you involved in the process, explaining step by step what is happening in your case to ensure you maintain control of your life.
If you're a target of a federal investigation, it's important to understand that what you say and do will have a big impact on the outcome of your case. It's important to hire a lawyer, especially if this is your first encounter with the criminal justice system. If you've been contacted by a police officer, chances are that you're already under investigation. Remember that you have legal rights that will help protect you from overzealous prosecutors that are investigating your case. Your lawyer will prepare you for interactions with police and serve as a barrier whenever possible. Having this shield in place will help protect you from wrongful self-incrimination and against the police twisting your words to demonstrate guilt when you are innocent.
White-collar crimes are often prosecuted as federal offenses. This means that prosecutor bringing the case against you will have extensive resources that will help him or her prove you are guilty. A good attorney will be able to fight back, giving you a fair shot at justice. The sooner you obtain legal representation, the better your chances are of receiving your desired results. The Grabel & Associates team has been working in criminal defense in Michigan for over 15 years. We specialize in white-collar crime, and know what it takes to earn you the best available results. We will conduct our own investigation to ensure we have the facts straight so we can represent you to the best of our ability. Call us today or reach out via our online contact form to learn more about our approach and how we can help you in your white-collar crime case in Michigan.
A member of our staff is available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. He or she will review the details of your case and provide you with a free initial case consultation. If you choose to partner with us and move forward, you'll be connected with a lawyer that has ample experience working on cases similar to yours.