Atlanta White Collar Crimes Attorney
There are many different kinds of white collar crime. The profile of these crimes has been raised recently with a number of cases involving financial crimes that have been splashed across television and the Internet. What strikes many people is the fact that the offenders are often hard-working professionals who somehow became embroiled in activities that crossed the line between legal and illegal. If this has happened to you, then you need the services of an experienced attorney who has defended many people accused of a white collar crime, understands the legal process, and also is skilled in the use of media, publicity, and other non-legal venues to communicate your story.
The Law Office of Tanya F. Miller, LLC provides that unique collection of skills to help you reclaim your life.
Types of White Collar Crimes in Georgia
White collar crimes include many different types of crimes and generally involve felony charges. These offenses fall within a special category that encompasses those acts, typically finance or business related, carried out by respected individuals with prominent professional or societal roles. Typically, these crimes involve deception, fraud, and violations of a relationship that involves trust or a fiduciary responsibility. These crimes carry with them the possibility of serious fines and lengthy prison sentences. Frequently, the individuals accused of a white collar crime have had no previous exposure to the criminal justice system as an offender, which is why it is imperative to seek legal help as soon as possible.
Some of the more common white collar crimes include:
- Theft by conversion;
- Bank fraud;
- Credit card fraud;
- Computer crimes;
- Mortgage fraud;
- Identity theft; and
Those accused of a white collar crime may face severe fines and restitution, totaling in the millions of dollars, lengthy prison terms, and seizure of assets and property. The seizure is justified as reclaiming fruits of the illegal activities and may impact your family as well as you. You may face the loss of your family's home, college funds, and many other assets that will place your loved ones in a very precarious situation. Often, the prosecutors of white collar crimes have political or other ambitions. The higher the profile of the offense and the offender, the more people who crave the professional, political, and social power this type of case brings will be involved.
The nature of the investigation into white collar crimes means that the subject of that investigation often becomes aware that people are looking into their actions and transactions before any formal charges are filed. Once you have the knowledge that accusations likely have been made, it is critical to enlist the aid of an experienced attorney in order to guide you through the process, including the calling of a grand jury and the use of the media and publicity to influence the case.
Relentless and Reliable Atlanta Defense Attorney
There are many defenses that are effective in a white collar case. The accused may have been coerced into performing the illegal acts, lacked the capacity to prevent the inappropriate actions, or been entrapped and forcibly ensnared in the illicit scheme by law enforcement or other influential individuals. A qualified attorney also will raise the issue of intent. Although intent may not be enough to have the charges dismissed, a lack of intent to cause harm may go a long way towards limiting the fines and sentence imposed.
If you have been charged with a white collar crime, or suspect that a charge is forthcoming, in Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Gwinnett, or Cobb County, or any county in the area surrounding Atlanta, Georgia, the Law Office of Tanya F. Miller, LLCcan help you defend against these charges.
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