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Alpharetta, GA White Collar Crime Lawyers

Most white-collar crimes are financial in nature; however, they can occur in many ways and in many situations. Having a skilled white-collar crime attorney on your side is invaluable if you are facing white-collar crime charges. Our legal team serves individuals in and around Alpharetta and provides aggressive, skilled, and effective criminal defense services for those facing these criminal charges.

We can represent clients facing several white-collar crime charges, including fraud, money laundering, counterfeiting, embezzlement, and more. Our team at the Law Offices of Matthew C. Hines uses our resources and experience to provide you with the best possible defense for your situation.

Either federal or state agencies investigate white-collar crimes. They can also be charged in federal or state court. Some of these crimes (if convicted) have extreme penalties, including fines of up to $1 million for cases of wire fraud and up to 20 years in prison in other cases. Sometimes, even property forfeiture involves other collateral consequences, such as the loss of a professional license and other sanctions.

White Collar Crime Defined

White-collar crime is used when talking about alleged criminal conduct in government, professional settings, or business. Usually, the allegations involve a violation of trust, such as theft or fraud.

Investigations for white-collar crimes are unique from other criminal investigations. Usually, the prosecutors in these cases are specialists who can use their access to examiners, auditors, and investigators to build a case against the accused party.

Legal Services for White Collar Crime Defense in Alpharetta

Our white-collar crime lawyers Alpharetta are ready to provide you with an aggressive defense, regardless of the charges you are facing. Thanks to our many years of litigation experience and successful history with past clients, you can feel confident that we can make an impact in these often-complex cases.

You can’t trust just anyone when it comes to your name, reputation, and freedom. We have a track record of success and can provide you with the criminal defense you need and deserve.

Common White-Collar Crimes We Defend

Our white-collar crime defense lawyers in Alpharetta can handle cases that involve the following:

  • Forgery
  • Bank Fraud
  • Mail Fraud
  • Bribery
  • Investment and Securities Fraud
  • Copyright Infringement 
  • Insider Trading
  • Counterfeiting
  • Healthcare Fraud
  • Cybercrime
  • Healthcare Fraud
  • Forgery
  • Embezzlement
  • Wire Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Tax Fraud and Tax Evasion
  • RICO Violations
  • Real Estate Fraud
  • Ponzi Schemes

Our legal team provides criminal defense services for clients throughout Alpharetta and surrounding areas.

Understanding the White-Collar Crime Investigation Process

Our attorneys have a long history of effectively persuading agencies and prosecutors to end crime investigations without filing charges.

In many cases, a person doesn’t even know they are being investigated until it has moved to a more advanced stage. When the government makes a move from a “covert” to an “overt” investigation, they will use several tools, such as:

  • Interview requests
  • Search warrants
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Subpoenas
  • Target letters
  • Administrative subpoenas
  • Grand Jury subpoenas

If you receive this or any other notice from the state law enforcement agencies, Department of Justice, or federal law enforcement agencies, it’s important to seek criminal defense representation immediately. We will start working on a strategy to help protect you and your business from the potential charges you are facing.

By contacting us early in the process, we may be able to convince the law enforcement agency investigating you to stop and, if needed, negotiate a favorable settlement or resolution before formal charges are filed.

The Potential Serious Consequences of White-Collar Convictions

If you happen to be convicted of a white-collar crime, your life can be impacted in many ways. It’s best to have a white-collar criminal defense attorney on your side working to build a viable defense as soon as possible.

We understand the serious and harsh penalties you can face when convicted of a white-collar crime. Some of the potential penalties include:

  • Imprisonment for up to 30 years
  • Significant fines
  • Legal fees and other court costs
  • Forfeiture or restitution

These consequences will impact your life in many ways. If convicted, you may have trouble with your present or future employer, lose your professional license, and even be deported (if you are an immigrant). Your reputation will also be diminished, and you may experience issues with child custody and visitation.

Don’t Wait to Call for Help with White Collar Criminal Charges

You can’t wait to seek legal representation if you are being investigated for a crime or if charges have been pressed. Our legal team can provide you with the aggressive defense you need to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Get in touch today and schedule an initial consultation with our legal team.