Knoxville White Collar Crimes Lawyers
Effective & Aggressive Legal Strategies Against Criminal Charges in Tennessee
If you have been targeted in a state or federal investigation of white collar crimes in or around Knoxville, you may be at risk for eventual prison time and heavy fines along with damage to your reputation, job, or career. Getting skilled legal representation is essential in such cases and the sooner you hire an attorney, the better your chances may be of avoiding charges. At The Bosch Law Firm, P.C., you can turn to trial-tested and proven criminal defenders who understand what is at stake and how best to deal with the criminal justice process before you.
Our firm’s founding partner has been nationally recognized by Martindale Hubbell®, a leading legal industry organization that has honored him with its highest peer-reviewed rating of AV Preeminent®. We also bring more than 85 years of combined experience to the table that includes strong litigation skills as well as negotiation skills that can be used on your behalf with state and federal prosecutors. We know how critical legal representation can be to your defense and to your future in terms of your reputation, family and social dynamics, employment and more. We will work vigilantly to help you secure the best legal result possible, whether that is a case dismissal, reduction of charges or sentencing, or other favorable outcome.
What Are White Collar Crimes?
While collar crimes are offenses committed at either the state or federal level that are based on misrepresentation, deceit, or fraud. They are generally committed for financial gain; this makes them nonviolent crimes. These offenses are mostly committed by financial professionals working in businesses, corporations, or holding office. Despite the fact that these crimes do not typically physically harm others, the financial losses they often generate can involve millions of dollars and large groups of victims. Where these huge losses occur, they are generally investigated and prosecuted at the federal level. Agencies such as the FBI, the SEC, the Postal Service, the IRS, and others may spend months or even years seeking evidence against suspected offenders.
Common types of white collar crimes can include but are not limited to:
- Tax evasion
- Bank fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Healthcare fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Identity theft
- Investment fraud and scams, such as Ponzi schemes
- Insider trading
- Securities fraud
- Money laundering
- Bankruptcy fraud
- Computer fraud/cybercrimes
- Government fraud
- Intellectual property theft
- Public corruption
- Economic espionage/theft of trade secrets
Individuals who are convicted of these types of crimes may face a variety of penalties, including jail or prison time, heavy fines, home detention, community service, asset forfeiture, restitution to victims, and probation. Where substantial harm has been suffered to one or more individual, penalties will likely be increased. Not only offending individuals can suffer such sanctions but corporations who violate laws, such as antitrust laws, may face sanctions by the courts as well.
Because many white collar crimes are viewed as a form of dishonesty by the public and the courts, anyone convicted of such crimes may find future employment opportunities difficult. A criminal record involving state or federal felonies can hamper other life opportunities as well.
What is Fraud?
The most common type of white collar crime is fraud. In Tennessee, fraud is defined as an intentional act or omission committed by a person with the purpose to deceive another person or entity for monetary or personal gain. The offender must have known that their actions were fraudulent and have intended to commit a deceptive act.
Fraudulent acts can include false statements, misrepresentation, perpetrating a theft, embezzlement, and more. Some examples of fraud offenses in Tennessee may be writing bad checks, credit card fraud, insurance fraud, internet crimes such as identity theft, tax evasion or failing to pay taxes when due.
Penalties for committing fraud vary depending on the crime committed and can range from fines to incarceration time. Remember, even though fraud is considered a state crime, if the offense involves victims or perpetrators in multiple states, then an offender could face federal charges.
Why You Need The Bosch Law Firm, P.C.
Because of the severe penalties white collar crime convictions may incur, it is imperative that you put a reputable and proven attorney on your case as soon as possible. No matter what the circumstances of your investigation or arrest may be, our firm has the experience and resources to help you at every phase. We rely on specialized investigators who can assist in finding and documenting evidence in order to build your defense case. Our criminal defense attorneys have developed cutting-edge techniques in resolving legal cases and can apply decades of experience in seeking your best possible case outcome.
Our Knoxville white collar crime defense lawyers want to hear from you. Call us at (865) 225-6466 to get started with your defense today.