White Collar Defense Attorney
At the Law Office of David A. Black, we specialize in criminal defense matters. No matter what the charge you are facing, you need to choose a criminal defense attorney with the experience, knowledge and dedication to provide you with the vigorous defense to which you are entitled.
What Is a White Collar Crime?
Unlike street crimes and other offenses which center on violence, drugs, robbery, assault, and the like, white collar crimes are usually economic in nature, that is, they usually involve a motive for economic gain through a scheme that runs afoul of one of many Arizona and/or federal laws. The range of what are typically considered white collar crimes is vast. The following is a necessarily incomplete list of some of them:
- Bank Fraud
- Identity Theft
- False Advertising
- Internet Crimes
- Securities Fraud
- Anti-Trust Violations
- Environmental Crimes
- Tax Fraud
- Money Laundering
Because of the nature of many of these offenses, the government’s proofs often consist of a “paper trail” – documents, notes, information taken from a computer, accounting records, tax returns and similar evidence, in addition to witness testimony. Indeed, you may need to retain an accountant as an expert witness in order to establish a defense or as rebuttal to government witnesses. Given the specialized nature of the various areas of white collar crime, and the financial proofs often involved, retaining an attorney experienced in criminal matters is an absolute necessity.
What Penalties Do I Face?Read More
While white collar crimes are generally non-violent, the penalties can be staggering. Many of these offenses are felonies; as a result, heavy fines, and years of jail time, are often at stake. By way of example, counterfeiting may lead to a sentence of 15 years. So be aware that even though these are not generally violent crimes, the penalties can be remarkably stiff, in many cases more stiff than street crimes.
At our firm, we also understand that in addition to the threat of jail time, fines and job loss, our clients have reputations that need to be upheld. Our goal is to help you avoid the irreparable damage to your reputation and your life that many people face when charged with a crime.
White Collar Crimes Defense Lawyer – David A. Black
At the Law Office of David A. Black, we specialize in criminal defense cases. Mr. Black, a former prosecutor, has the experience you want in your legal representative. He is familiar with the process, has worked with the prosecutorial staff, and has appeared before the judges in Phoenix. As a prosecutor, Mr. Black knows how the government puts together its cases, and is therefore able to anticipate the prosecutor’s actions. This obviously has the advantage of avoiding being “blind-sided” during the course of a case.
Even if you have not yet been charged with a white collar crime, but are merely under investigation, retaining an experienced criminal defense lawyer at this stage can be of enormous benefit. Not all investigations lead to charges being filed or an indictment being handed down, and the early retention of a qualified attorney can assist immeasurably in halting the process before you are officially charged.