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White Collar

If you’ve been arrested for a white collar crime–or are being investigated–your future’s on the line. The sooner we get involved, the more options we have to help. This is particularly true in white collar cases because lengthy  multifaceted investigations, with parallel civil and administrative proceedings, often precede these cases.

Being convicted of white collar crime can impoverish you and expose you to the possibility of a lengthy period of incarceration. It can drive away your investors and permanently destroy your business. Do not let the potential for a groundless accusation snowball out of control. As white collar cases tend to have a high conviction rate, you should confidentially consult us as soon as you have any worry whatsoever about the possibility of white collar criminal exposure–however speculative or uncertain your concerns may be.

With our extensive experience, we can help you gain peace of mind about unfounded fears, or, if the circumstances indicate a real possibility of criminal exposure, we can immediately begin protecting and promoting your best interests, long before the filing of any charges. Some of the most important work we do for our clients in white collar cases is confidential, complex work seeking declination of prosecution before the filing of charges and voluntary dismissal after the filing of charges.

White collar federal court attorneys

In recent years, more and more white collar cases are being pursued in our Pennsylvania court system by state and county prosecutors. That said, many of the most serious white collar cases still tend to occur in federal court. The federal court system can be complicated and confusing to someone not adequately familiar with it. Finding an attorney who can help you effectively navigate through its complexities often makes the difference between victory and defeat. Our federal criminal experience includes: confidential, complex work seeking declination of prosecution before and after the filing of charges; grand jury appearances; plea agreements; complex sentencings; appeals; post-conviction representation; and, federal criminal jury and non jury trials.

We represent clients involved in many types of white collar cases, including:

  • All forms of fraud
  • All forms of business crime
  • Embezzlement
  • Bribery and extortion
  • Tax evasion
  • Securities fraud
  • Wire Fraud
  • Bank Fraud
  • Corporate espionage
  • Computer hacking
  • Insider trading
  • Racketeering and RICO cases
  • Counterfeiting

Whether you have been charged–or are currently being investigated–we take immediate steps to defend you. The sooner you call, the more we can do to help.

What you should know about financial crime and computer crime investigations

White collar crimes are often highly technical cases that require examination of years of financial and personal information and communications. However, it may only take a moment to send an email that can later be construed against you–unexpectedly–in a white collar case. If you have any suspicion that a case is being assembled against you, contact us as soon as you can to get advice on how to limit your liability. The penalties for white collar crimes include heavy fines, restitution and long jail sentences. Having our assistance early on in the process helps you avoid common unwitting mistakes that can make your situation far worse than it needs to be.

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Call Kelley, Polishan & Solfanelli, LLC at 570-562-4520 or contact us online to discreetly schedule a strictly confidential consult with a knowledgeable white collar defense lawyer. Click here for a printer-friendly firm brochure.

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