White collar crimes are a term used to describe a group of non-violent, financially motivated crimes. These offenses received their name because they are commonly associated with business professionals and corporations and typically involve large scale operations and large amounts of money. As large scale white collar crimes have the potential to affect many victims and can occur across state lines, they are often prosecuted as federal offenses. As such, white collar crimes pose severe criminal and civil penalties, debilitating financial consequences and nearly irreversible damage to your personal and professional reputation.
If you face any of the following white collar crimes, our Johnson County federal criminal defense lawyer from Garretson & Toth, LLC can provide you with the resourceful and experienced criminal defense you need:
If you have been formally charged with a white collar crime or if you believe criminal allegations are impending, you have little time to delay in consulting qualified legal counsel. There are numerous government agencies that work diligently and use their seemingly endless resources to gain convictions and the stiffest penalties. Punishments can vary depending on the nature of your charge, but you can generally expect very lengthy prison sentences in a federal penitentiary that extend upwards of 30 years, extremely large fines, or both.
Federal prosecutors also have the ability to prosecute additional crimes in conjunction to a white collar offense. This includes harsh sentencing enhancements under the RICO act, or the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, which can be filed when any two of 35 crimes are committed. When it comes to defending against additional charges and enhancements, there is little room for error.
As federal offenses, white collar crimes are some of the most harshly punished crimes in the American judicial system. A successful defense and case outcome depends heavily on meticulous preparations and sharp insight into economic crimes. At Garretson & Toth, LLC our legal team has more than 60 years of combined practice, with legal experience spanning the spectrum of white collar crimes in both defense and prosecution. As a result, our firm is thoroughly prepared to take on these challenging cases and work tirelessly on fighting for your freedom. To discuss your case with an Olathe federal criminal defense lawyer, contact our firm today.