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White Collar Defense

White collar crime refers to offenses that are committed for financial gain and do not involve physical violence or drugs. These crimes can be both federal and state. In federal cases, prosecutors possess enormous power. Many of the statutes defining these crimes are vague and these offenses are punishable severely under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Federal prosecutors have broad charging discretion and a conviction can result in long prison sentences, substantial criminal fines, asset forfeiture, restitution and costly tax consequences.

Mr. Feld has handled all types of white collar cases, including:

  • Anti-Trust Violations
  • Bank Fraud
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Bribery and Extortion
  • Conspiracy
  • Embezzlement and Theft of Government Property
  • False Statements
  • Forgery
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violations
  • Identity Theft
  • Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property
  • Labor Racketeering
  • Mail and Wire Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Perjury
  • RICO
  • Securities Fraud, including insider trading, market manipulation and accounting fraud
  • Tax Crimes

What You Need To Know

White collar cases sometimes start with a visit by agents or criminal investigators. You may receive a grand jury subpoena. Sometimes the case may begin with the execution of a search warrant at your place of business or your home. It can also start with your arrest. If you have any reason to believe or suspect that you may be a subject or target of a white collar criminal investigation or even a witness, contact Mr. Feld to secure the advice you need to protect your rights and evaluate your legal options.