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Providing A Strategic Defense To White Collar Charges

Financial mistakes can lead to serious penalties at both the state and federal level. If you face criminal charges based on any type of white collar crime, you should know that they are often serious offenses that include considerable prison time and heavy fines. You need a skilled attorney to help you through your case.

At The Law Office of Blair R. Zwillman, I represent clients throughout New Jersey facing allegations involving financial fraud, embezzlement and many other white collar crimes. I understand how much is at stake and will provide a strategic defense aimed at protecting your rights and seeking the most favorable result possible in your case.

What Are White Collar Crimes?

The term “white collar crime” is a general term covering any crime that involves deception or fraud for monetary gain. The phrase arose from the fact that defendants often include people who work in business, finance or an office where they have access to other peoples’ money. The definition now includes many crimes, such as:

  • Bribery and extortion
  • All forms of fraud, including wire fraud
  • Counterfeiting
  • Antitrust violations
  • Embezzlement
  • Forgery
  • Money laundering
  • Corporate espionage
  • Tax evasion
  • Racketeering and RICO cases
  • Computer hacking
  • Insider trading

In many white collar crimes, you will likely know that law enforcement is investigating. If you believe you are the target of an investigation, reach out to me. I can often intervene on your behalf, respond to law enforcement and start developing your defense, even before they file formal charges.

Facing Charges In Federal Court

Some white collar crimes fall under state law, but the majority violate federal law and federal agencies may investigate the charges. When you face charges in the federal court system, you must have representation from an attorney both licensed to practice in federal court and one who is familiar with the federal system. The government has access to powerful resources. You need an attorney who knows how to defend clients on federal criminal charges.

I have been practicing criminal law for more than 45 years and am certified as a Criminal Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. I understand how to handle these cases and will fight for justice on your behalf.

These cases often require specific knowledge of complex financial records, technology and tax codes. As soon as you suspect that the government is investigating you, you need to take action. I will immediately start working on your defense by challenging the allegations and protecting your rights.

Contact Me Today To Discuss Your Case

If the state or federal government charges you with a white collar crime, contact me right away. I have the experience to provide the defense you need. You can call my Morristown office at 973-577-8389 or send me an online message to schedule a free initial consultation.