A white collar crime charge often comes after months or even years of investigation by a law enforcement agency. You may have had a team of people investigating your finances for a long time.
White collar crimes are often overcharged by prosecutors. They charge multiple counts over a period of time when the case is really one pattern of conduct. Prosecutors try to gain leverage by overcharging multiple counts and inflating the dollar amounts beyond what can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. That is why it is critical that you hire a California attorney who has experience defending clients against financial or other white collar criminal charges.
At the Law Offices of Derek P. Wisehart in Visalia, we have the right attorney. Derek P. Wisehart regularly handles cases involving a wide range of business-related financial offenses. He is a criminal law specialist certified by The State Bar of California.
What Do The Prosecutors Say You Did Wrong?
White collar crime is a broad term that includes many different financial or computer-related criminal offenses. It includes, for example:
- Identity theft
Making a proactive defense with the help from a strong lawyer is vital when facing charges for a crime like this. A white collar crime conviction can have devastating consequences. Over and above the obvious difficulty in continuing your chosen career, you might face hefty fines, jail time, restitution, home detention and community service.
It is our goal to thoroughly investigate your charges to ensure you receive a strong and compelling defense. We will take the time to develop an effective case strategy based on the criminal charges and the weaknesses of the prosecutor’s case.