What may be a mistake, a false accusation, or simply a bad decision can suddenly turn into an investigation against you, which can then turn into a charge. If you do not have a competent Phoenix white collar crimes lawyer working with you, then you are looking at the possibility of being convicted. In Arizona, a white collar crime conviction can have penalties that range from time in prison and high fines to restitution to victims.
What Is A White Collar Crime?
A white collar crime is a nonviolent crime that involves deceiving someone for financial gain. These crimes can be committed unintentionally or intentionally. Most first-time offenders are law-abiding citizens who have simply been in the wrong place at the wrong time, acted out of ignorance, or acted out of desperation in an effort to resolve their own financial difficulty.
Any of these crimes can be prosecuted on the state and/or federal level and one is very different than the other. Federal court is a much different world in that they tend to prosecute much more aggressively in order to secure the maximum penalty. That is why you need a criminal defense attorney who is experienced in both courts. Myles A. Schneider has won cases in both state and federal court, as well as had charges reduced or completely dropped.
Experienced And Skilled Criminal Defense
Myles A. Schneider has the track record to show how he aggressively defends clients accused of white collar crimes and achieves favorable results. Defending such cases also requires someone who has an eye for detail since most white collar crimes involve hundreds or even thousands of documents. In other words, a methodical approach is taken because of the complexity of these cases and it is this complexity that warrants the legal help of an attorney who knows how to organize all of the information and utilize it in a way that benefits the client. You should not have to pay the penalties for the rest of your life for a crime you didn’t do or a bad decision that you made in a single moment.
Contact An Arizona Federal Criminal Attorney
Being accused of a white collar crime is not something to be taken lightly, as a conviction can be on your permanent record for the rest of your life. Considering most white collar crimes are considered felonies, you could have difficulty finding a job with any significant earning potential. To ensure this does not happen to you at all or to minimize the effects a conviction can have on your life through a number of strategies that can be used, call Myles A. Schneider at 602-926-7373 to schedule your free consultation.