White Collar Crimes
Being arrested for a crime can be a devastating event in your life. It can disrupt both your personal and professional career. Forfeiture laws can also put an immediate stranglehold on your life, allowing investigating agencies to seize your assets. That is why you need to immediately contact a criminal defense attorney who knows how to handle white collar crime cases and investigations.
For many people, these crimes involve two separate problems: one, resolving your criminal case, and two, preserving your professional integrity. Criminal charges for white collar crimes can range misdemeanors to felonies, while the penalties can include jail and/or prison time, large fines, and restitution. It is very important to begin working quickly on these cases in order to negotiate effectively with law enforcement and prosecutors. Often times, law enforcement officers are less savvy and less educated about business transactions and dealings than those with actual business backgrounds and degrees, which leads to premature requests for criminal charges – this is where Mr. Geller’s business background and experience takes over. We have inside knowledge and experience with check cashing procedures, banking procedures, and the like. Where appropriate, we use forensic accountants to show a proper trail of money which will cease investigations and/or get charges dismissed. Complex business transactions require experienced, business educated individuals. We have handled many cases where initially the charges and investigation look devastating, but because of our involvement, the disruption to our client’s personal and professional life has been minimal, which brings us to the next important point.
You have rights. You should exercise those rights. And the only way to do so is to hire a criminal defense attorney who handles these cases properly.
Do not talk to police. Do not provide statements, even if you think they are statements which declare your innocence – they will only be twisted and used against you. First, consult with a lawyer.
Do not consent to a search of your person/residence/vehicle. Demand a search warrant.
Ask for your lawyer. These are your constitutional rights – exercise them!