St. Louis Defense Attorneys Standing Up To White Collar Criminal Charges
One of the worst mistakes that people charged with white collar crimes make is believing that the government does not prosecute these charges seriously. On the contrary, state and federal agencies put billions of dollars every year into investigating and prosecuting financial crimes. If you face white collar criminal charges – or even if you only suspect that you are under investigation – seek representation from KesslerWilliams immediately.
With more than 20 years of experience serving Missouri, we understand how the other side approaches cases. We use this knowledge to make a difference in your case, taking a team approach to construct a proactive defense for charges such as:
- Identity theft
- Insider trading
- Ponzi schemes
- Cyber crimes
- Securities fraud
When you work with us, you have three experienced criminal defense lawyers in your corner. As battle-tested trial attorneys, we prepare every case for litigation. This often gives us the upper hand as we negotiate to get your charges dismissed or secure a fair plea bargain.
What You Need To Know About White Collar Crime
In our practice, we have found that white collar crime is surrounded by many misperceptions. To clear the air and educate prospective clients, we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions about these crimes that we hear at our firm.
What makes white collar crimes different from other crimes?
Financial crimes are notoriously difficult to track, as they often leave no physical evidence. Additionally, many white collar offenses count as federal crimes because they frequently take place in multiple states, involve the banking system or steal from government agencies.
Who investigates financial crimes?
Many entities can be involved in white collar investigations, including:
- The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
- The Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
State-level entities also frequently collaborate with these federal bodies.
What are the penalties for white collar crimes?
The sentences tend to range from probation to prison time. Federal offenses often have mandatory minimum sentences that require you to spend years incarcerated even if your offense was fairly minimal.
Why should I hire a private law firm?
Public defenders have heavy caseloads and cannot always devote their full attention to you. Even if you are worried about the expense of a private law firm, your future is too valuable to trust with anyone else. At KesslerWilliams, we understand the immense financial toll that a criminal case can take on your life. That is why we offer reasonable rates that you can afford.
Get The Serious Defense You Deserve
The authorities do not file formal charges for financial offenses unless they have substantial evidence, which means that their investigations often start months before an arrest. The sooner you contact us, the sooner you can fight back with a defense strategy. To request a free consultation, please call our St. Louis office at 314-455-5555 or send us an email.