On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in White Collar Crimes on Thursday, July 13, 2017.
Here’s an interesting point to note about white collar crime, and something that is occasionally acknowledged by even police investigators and prosecutors: alleged wrongdoers sometimes get ensnared in fraud-related matters with scarce — or even no — evidence that they committed an illegal act with the purposeful intention of doing so.
We, too, note that fact on our criminal defense website at the trial-experienced criminal defense law firm of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry in St. Louis, pointing out that, “Confusion about legalities, panic regarding cash flow and a ‘slippery slope’ to more serious legal infractions often inform the background to these types of cases.”
Put another way: There is often considerable doubt regarding the conscious intent of a white collar defendant to do wrong by defrauding one or more third parties. In such matters, which can range broadly from company embezzlement, bank/securities fraud and tax fraud to mail/wire fraud, health care fraud and check/credit card offenses, heightened complexity and ambiguity can easily emerge and readily expose a far-from-hardened criminal suspect to dire legal consequences.
We know that intimately at Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry, because our attorneys have handled many hundreds of white collar criminal cases, advocating diligently on behalf of defendants who need strong counsel to argue their position and seek the fullest mitigation possible in their matter.
Maybe you didn’t know that what you did was illegal. Or perhaps it was the case that, while you while felt some unease regarding your behavior on a certain matter, you followed through owing to relentless pressure exerted on you by senior managers. Alternatively, still, the wrongful act you committed might have been relatively insignificant when compared with acts committed by others in a large fraud scheme.
A proven defense law firm that has a deep well of experience defending white collar defendants facing fraud allegations will methodically examine a prosecutor’s case and devise countering strategies that seek to maximally promote a client’s interests and secure a best-case outcome in every matter.
White collar charges are typically felonies that carry potentially heavy penalties. A seasoned legal defense team can work hard to minimize the downsides for a criminal suspect.