White Collar Crime Lawyer in Springfield, MO
At the Piatchek Law Firm, our defense attorneys are aware that now, more than ever, federal, state, and local prosecutors and regulators are armed with many laws that carry severe penalties. This places more individuals and companies under greater scrutiny in virtually every industry. In the last few years, numerous investigations and prosecutions have emerged in the financial, insurance, health care, construction, securities, and banking industries. Early representation by competent counsel in this highly specialized area is critical to achieving your best outcome.
Types of White-Collar Crime Cases That We Handle
Our attorneys vigorously defend individuals and companies throughout the state of Missouri against federal, state, and local governmental investigations and prosecutions. We also conduct internal investigations in many areas, including the following:
- Advance Fee Schemes
- Bank Fraud
- Bankruptcy Fraud
- Cell Phone Fraud
- Computer Fraud
- Credit Card Fraud
- Currency Schemes
- Falsifying Business Records
- Government Reporting Fraud
- Health Care Fraud
- Insurance Fraud
- Investment Schemes
- Mail and Wire Fraud
- Medicare and Medicaid Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Mortgage Fraud
- Ponzi Schemes
- Pyramid Schemes
- Theft and Embezzlement
- Securities Fraud
- Tax Evasion and Tax Fraud
White-collar criminal cases are often document-intensive and require complex interpretations of financial and accounting data. Your case may also involve business practices unique to your industry or company. The white-collar criminal charge against you or your business may be based on the testimony of investigators who make erroneous assumptions about your business practices and rely upon ambiguous and contradictory evidence against you or your company. Furthermore, the white-collar criminal charges against you may rely on the testimony of unreliable witnesses, unfounded conclusions made by investigators, and unconstitutional law enforcement methods used to construct the case against you.
Understanding the Intricacies and Nuances of White-Collar Crime
Our attorneys have the skills and experience necessary to successfully, properly, and effectively defend you against a criminal or regulatory investigation or prosecution by any federal, state, or local governmental agency. This includes a U.S. Attorney’s Office, a state Attorney General’s Office, a district attorney’s office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Our defense team combines extensive litigation experience with an intimate knowledge of financial, accounting, and business practices. Our attorneys have gathered this knowledge over more than three decades of working with business clients in the government, industry, and commerce sectors.
Our litigation support is sophisticated enough to handle complex white-collar crime litigation in federal court but also simple enough to handle uncomplicated criminal defense litigation in any state court. In more complex or document-intensive cases, we use advanced technology for case management, legal research, and document management.
When necessary, our attorneys employ forensic specialists to evaluate the prosecution’s allegations and consult with financial specialists to understand the implications of the charges. In document-intensive cases, we call upon experts in accounting, document and hand-writing identification, banking practices, computing, and other disciplines. These experts may be able to provide alternative explanations or dispute the statements of the government’s experts.
In some white-collar crime cases, the charges are accompanied by civil claims. The Piatchek Law Firm has extensive litigation experience, allowing us to skillfully handle any civil claims made against you or your company as well.
Contact Us Today
If you have been accused of a crime or need to discuss your white-collar criminal defense with one of our litigation attorneys, please call the Piatchek Law Firm at 417-882-5858. We would be happy to answer any questions you have about white-collar crimes, and we can schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your specific situation.