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Being investigated for a white collar crime such as fraud, money laundering, embezzlement, or tax evasion can be a stressful, frightening, and confusing experience. While you could allow the criminal justice process to take its course, mere accusations can damage your professional reputation and personal life even before stepping foot inside a courtroom.
A conviction for a white collar crime often leads to years in state or federal prison. Whether you need to defend your reputation, career, and freedom before a Massachusetts, federal, or appellate court, Boston white collar crimes attorneys from Brad Bailey Law offer the high-caliber representation you need. We have defended 1,000s of clients in state courts and handled hundreds of federal trials. We offer the proven defense you need.
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A nationally recognized defense firm, our Boston white collar crime defense team has handled numerous high stakes and high profile cases, some even garnering international media attention. We know how to secure not guilty verdicts and case dismissals in court, and we know how to represent you positively in the public eye. Get the powerhouse advocacy you deserve when you reach Brad Bailey Law.
Are you facing a white collar crime charge in Massachusetts? Call Brad Bailey Law today at (617) 500-0252 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our white collar crime attorney in Boston!
What are White Collar Crimes?
White collar crimes are non-violent crimes committed by individuals or corporations during their occupation or business. These types of crimes typically involve deception, concealment, or violation of trust and often have a financial motive.
Unlike traditional crimes such as robbery or assault, white collar crimes are often committed by individuals in positions of power or authority, such as business executives, bankers, or government officials. They can have far-reaching consequences for individuals and society as a whole, and they can be difficult to detect and prosecute.
White collar crimes can be investigated and prosecuted by a variety of agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
White Collar Crime Cases Our Firm Handles
Our Boston white collar crime attorneys can help you fight against charges including:
No matter how complex your case is, no matter what state your white collar crime charges have been filed in, you can rely on Brad Bailey Law. Our lead criminal defense attorney is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, New York, the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. Brad Bailey has also been admitted to defend clients in AZ, CA, CT, MD, NH, NJ, and WI.
What are the Penalties for White Collar Crimes in Massachusetts?
In Massachusetts, the penalties for white collar crimes vary depending on the nature and severity of the offense. Here are some examples:
- Fraud: Depending on the amount of money involved, fraud can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. The penalties for fraud can include fines, restitution, and imprisonment for up to 20 years.
- Embezzlement: Embezzlement is generally charged as a felony, and the penalties can include fines, restitution, and imprisonment for up to 10 years.
- Money Laundering: Money laundering is also charged as a felony, and the penalties can include fines, restitution, and imprisonment for up to 20 years.
- Identity Theft: Depending on the extent of the crime, identity theft can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. The penalties include fines, restitution, and imprisonment for up to 5 years.
- Insider Trading: Insider trading is a federal crime, but individuals in Massachusetts convicted of insider trading can face fines, restitution, and imprisonment for up to 20 years.
It's important to note that these are just examples, and the penalties for white collar crimes can vary widely depending on the case's specific circumstances. If you're facing charges for a white collar crime, it's important to consult with an experienced white collar crime attorney in Boston who can help you understand your rights and options.
Steps to Take If You are Accused of a White Collar Crime
Since state or federal white collar crime investigations can take months or years to complete, you have an opportunity to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom—before there law enforcement issue a warrant for your arrest.
The following are several steps to take if you are accused of a white collar crime:
- Hire an attorney – Once you learn you are being investigated; you must hire an experienced Boston white collar criminal defense lawyer to provide legal advice to properly deal with investigators. Your attorney can review your case, determine if there are any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, and create an effective and personalized defense strategy to either reduce your charges or get your entire case dismissed.
- Understand the potential evidence the prosecution has against you – By understanding the strengths of the prosecution’s case, you and your lawyer can figure out your available defense options.
- Protect yourself – Investigators have the power to freeze and seize your bank accounts or other assets to be used as evidence against you. Ask your lawyer about the best way to protect your assets and take the legal steps to keep your accounts from being taken by the government.
- Do not speak to investigators – If investigators reach out to you, remember that any statements you make can be used against you. They are hoping to elicit incriminating statements, despite acting friendly or nice in person or over the phone. Whenever you are questioned, always invoke your right to have your lawyer present.
Defenses For White Collar Crime Charges
Several defenses can be used to fight white collar crime charges. Here are some common defenses:
- Lack of intent: Many white collar crimes require the prosecution to prove that the defendant intended to commit the crime. If the defendant did not intend to commit the crime, this can be a defense.
- Lack of knowledge: Some white collar crimes require the defendant to have knowledge of certain facts or circumstances. This can be a defense if the defendant did not have knowledge of these facts or circumstances.
- Mistake of fact: If the defendant made an honest mistake of fact, this can be a defense to some white collar crimes.
- Entrapment: If the defendant was induced to commit the crime by law enforcement or another individual, this can be a defense.
- Duress: This can be a defense if the defendant was forced or threatened to commit the crime.
- Insufficient evidence: If the prosecution does not have enough evidence to prove that the defendant committed the crime beyond a reasonable doubt, this can be a defense.
It's important to note that every case is unique, and the specific defenses that may be available will depend on the facts and circumstances of the case. If you're facing charges for a white collar crime, it's important to consult an experienced Boston white collar crime lawyer who can help you understand your options and develop a strategy for your defense.
Contact Our Boston White Collar Crime Attorney Today
White collar crimes can have serious consequences for individuals and corporations alike. These crimes often involve complex financial transactions and require much expertise to investigate and prosecute. If you're facing charges for a white collar crime, it's important to work with an experienced white collar crime attorney in Boston who understands the nuances of these cases and can help you navigate the legal system. With the right defense strategy and a skilled attorney, you can increase your chances of a favorable outcome and protect your rights and interests throughout the legal process.
Contact Brad Bailey Law today to schedule a FREE consultation with our white collar crime lawyer in Boston!
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I had the opportunity to work for Brad Bailey on a variety of high-profile white collar criminal cases, where his zeal and attention to detail held him in good stead. It was a pleasure to work for Brad, who demonstrated an unmatched ability to strategize criminal cases and empathize with his clients. I wholeheartedly recommend Brad Bailey for any criminal case.
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