White Collar Crime Attorneys Defend Your Rights, Protect Your Reputation in New Jersey

Preventing indictment is the best way to fight white collar crime allegations.  If you suspect a criminal investigation is targeting you as an offender, consult a New Jersey white collar crime attorney at your first opportunity. Shebell & Shebell, LLC has extensive criminal defense experience to protect your rights.

Federal and New Jersey white collar crime laws

White collar crime refers to non-violent offenses for unlawful financial gains.  White collar crimes are often business crimes or corporate crimes.  In fact, many activities that used to be administrative violations have risen to the level of white collar crimes in today’s justice system.

The federal government has vast resources and may investigate for a year or more before convening a grand jury and delivering a white collar crime indictment.  You can unwittingly answer questions that prosecutors miscontrue and use to prove you guilty ― whether or not you are guilty of the alleged crime.  If investigated, voice your intent to remain silent and seek legal counsel from the outset.

Examples of charges that constitute white collar crimes include:

  • Insider trading
  • Securities violations
  • Tax evasion
  • Money laundering
  • Bribery
  • Conspiracy
  • Perjury
  • Public corruption
  • Blackmail
  • Extortion
  • Counterfeiting
  • Theft
  • Larceny
  • Identity theft
  • Accounting fraud
  • Contractor fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Medicare fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Official misconduct
  • Broker misconduct
  • Internet crimes
  • Misrepresentation
  • Fiduciary abuse of trust
  • Real estate scams
  • RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act)

Three well-known white collar crime charges

Fraud
Fraud is a type of white collar crime using deceptive practices for financial gain.  Medicare fraud often involves billing the government for Medicare services or supplies that were never received.  Insurance fraud may involve causing deliberate injury or exaggerating injuries to collect insurance benefits.

Conspiracy
Conspiracy is an agreement between two or more individuals to engage in illegal activity.  Conspiracy charges are separate from the crime committed and authorities can bring up conspiracy charges even when commission of the crime is unsuccessful.

Embezzlement
Embezzlement involves fraudulent appropriation of property by someone entrusted to handle it.  For example, employees who make unauthorized money transfers from the company’s bank account to their own personal accounts are committing embezzlement.

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