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White Collar Crime

Although most people think of white collar crime as being a relatively new concept, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reports that the term has been in use since about 1939. The FBI describes white collar crime as “lying, cheating, and stealing.” The term is used to describe a wide range of (typically nonviolent) activities from corporate fraud to internet scams. If you’ve been the victim of a white collar criminal, you may need the assistance of a qualified white collar crime attorney to learn your rights and your options. If you’ve been accused of committing a white collar crime, you’ll need the advice of a skilled criminal defense lawyer.

Many Activities Constitute White Collar Crimes

The FBI investigates white collar crime, noting that the category covers many kinds of criminal activity. Some examples of white collar crime include:

● Bank fraud
● Bankruptcy fraud
● Corporate fraud
● Health care fraud
● Mortgage fraud
● Securities & commodities fraud
● Internet scams
● Adoption scams
● Illegal pharmacies
● Medicare fraud
● Antitrust/price-fixing
● Identity theft
● Disaster fraud
● Government corruption
● Public corruption
● Staged car accidents
● Work-at-home scams
● Sports memorabilia fraud
● Telemarketing scams
● Theft of trade secrets

Source: Federal Bureau of Investigaton

At The Law Offices of Newman & Drukman, our New York white collar crime attorneys know the laws that relate to fraud, forgery, embezzlement, and other types of white collar crime. We know how to work with victims of white collar crime who need our help to restore their lives and to pursue any compensation or remedies available to them.

The Law Offices of Newman & Drukman represent clients throughout the New York City and Long Island area, including Queens, the Bronx, and Nassau and Suffolk counties.

The New York white collar criminal defense attorneys at our firm can become involved in cases as soon as you have a sense that you might be under investigation for a white collar crime. We can provide you with representation and guidance when you have been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury, or when you’ve been contacted by law enforcement or investigative personnel who are looking into alleged misconduct.

If you’re accused of a white collar crime, you could face state and/or federal charges. The charges, alone, can cause you and your family embarrassment, and could affect your employment and your personal and professional reputations. Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, a conviction can change your life. You could be subject to payment of fines, directed to pay restitution, lose your job, lose your professional license or other credentials, placed on probation, confined to your home under house arrest, sentenced to prison, and more. With so much at stake, your choice of attorney can be crucial. You need experience you can trust and proven proficiencies in negotiation and criminal defense. When your life and livelihood could be at risk, you need the forceful and assured representation of white collar crime attorneys from The Law Offices of Newman & Drukman.

New York white collar crimes lawyers in our offices know that an arrest for a serious crime is a frightening experience. We also know that it’s important to take action quickly to ensure that your rights are protected. If you’ve been accused of a white collar crime, or if you’ve been victimized by a white collar criminal, you need knowledgeable guidance and aggressive representation. Contact the white collar crimes attorneys at The Law Offices of Newman & Drukman and ask about a free initial consultation to discuss your options. Call us at (516) 487-7375 or contact our attorneys online. When you need strong and confident advocates who will fight for your best interests, you’ll find respected professionals at The Law Offices of Newman & Drukman.