Building An Effective Defense Against White Collar Criminal Charges
An arrest or conviction for a white collar crime can be devastating to a career or to an entire company. A conviction can have a significant impact on professional licensing and accreditation. Even the implications of criminal actions can damage a career. It is more important than ever that a person who is charged with one of these crimes hires an attorney who has extensive experience handling these cases. Edward J. Rymsza, of Miele & Rymsza, P.C., has the unique skill set that is necessary to counter the aggressive federal prosecutors who handle many white collar crimes.
What Are White Collar Crimes? What Are The Potential Penalties?
White collar crimes are usually crimes of theft and deception committed by salaried professional people as opposed to other crimes that use force. These crimes can be prosecuted at the state level or federal level or both. Penalties for being convicted of a white collar crime can consist of fines, restitution and prison.
Our attorney delivers experienced representation to professionals from all industries in a wide variety of white collar crimes, including:
- Wire fraud
- Securities fraud
- Medicaid fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Tax evasion
If you face charges on a white collar crime, or even if you are being investigated in connection with a white collar crime, it is no time to take chances by relying on untested legal representation. The government can utilize forfeiture laws immediately after charges have been filed taking away your home and property. Additional penalties include substantial fines and prison time.
When Does A White Collar Crime Become A Federal Case?
While each state, including Pennsylvania, has laws prohibiting white collar crime, if interstate commerce is involved, federal charges may be filed. This is common in situations such as mail fraud, bank fraud, wire fraud, telemarketing fraud or investor fraud, where the victims may live or operate their business outside of the state.
If you are being investigated for a case that could result in federal charges, it is crucial to hire a defense lawyer who is experienced in federal court procedures, and who is ready to aggressively represent you and help you avoid the harsh mandatory minimum sentences that some federal white collar crimes carry.
Intervening To Defend Your Due Process Rights
White collar crime investigations are complex and lengthy. Often, a person knows an investigation is occurring long before any charges are brought. It is important to hire an attorney as soon as you know you are being investigated. Our firm will work behind the scenes with state and federal prosecutors to prevent prosecutions.
Protect Your Reputation And Your Freedom — Add Our Firm To Your Legal Team
We represent individuals throughout Pennsylvania charged with white collar crimes. To set up a free case consultation to learn more about how we can help you, call our office in Williamsport at 570-279-4191 or email us.