There has been a recent increase in people's awareness regarding the issue of white collar crime. If you are being accused of committing such an offense, you may be subject to a lengthy criminal investigation that can have immensely negative consequences. Your reputation and dignity can be destroyed in the court of public opinion even if charges are never filed against you. From the first inkling of a possible look by law enforcement into your involvement in an alleged white collar crime, you should procure the services of a skilled Columbus criminal defense attorney.
What exactly is "white collar" crime? These activities typically surround shady financial transactions and other types of fraudulent activity by people who hold positions of power or influence over substantial monies. Some examples of white collar charges include money laundering, embezzlement, tax fraud, accounting fraud, racketeering, public corruption, bribery, and computer fraud, among many others. Due to the breach of trust and large amounts of money or property that are many times involved in these criminal activities, police and prosecutors will vigorously pursue legal action against alleged perpetrators.
Our attorneys at The Meranda Law Firm LTD can help you protect against invasive investigations and unfounded charges. Both Zachuary Meranda and Edward Itayim have been selected to the Ohio & Kentucky Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ lists for 2014-2015.
Just because white collar crimes are extensively investigated, this does not mean that the evidence gathered relates to you or was legally obtained. You have important legal rights and deserve a strong defense against these serious charges. Committed fully to guiding you through each step in the criminal defense process, our team is both highly competent and believes in close communication with our clients throughout the legal process.
Act now to protect yourself from a conviction. Contact a Columbus white collar crime lawyer.