Kushner | Law Group PLLC
Kushner | Law Group PLLC
Kushner | Law Group PLLC

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New York White Collar Crimes Lawyer

If you have been charged with committing a white-collar crime, you likely fear for your future. Your freedom, reputation and livelihood are all at stake, and you will not want to undertake the challenge of preserving these alone.

Kushner Law Group, PLLC represents criminal defense clients – including those accused of white-collar crimes – from all five boroughs of New York and from the surrounding communities. Attorney Michael Kushner is trial-tested, credentialed and prepared to defend you vigorously against your charges.

White-Collar Crime: Nonviolent Financial Violations

At its heart, white-collar crime is a term used to denote a type of nonviolent financial crime. But in many ways, it encompasses much more than the limited definition applied to it. Those who commit white-collar crimes and the schemes employed are of a high level of sophistication and detail. Additionally, the term “white-collar” is in reference to the types of individuals who are generally charged. Potential defendants are often business owners, business managers, financial planners, fund managers and corporate executives.

Furthermore, the schemes employed are so complex that they sometimes take years to unearth, if ever. For that reason, there are whole departments of the government devoted to investigating these types of financial crimes. Some of these government agencies are the:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD)
  • New York’s Criminal Enforcement and Financial Crimes Bureau

It is important to remember that although there are numerous federal agencies that investigate white-collar crimes that cross interstate borders, each of the many states also investigate white-collar crime within their jurisdiction through their state’s Attorney General’s office. Individual states often investigate small and medium-sized companies and their executives and business managers.

Investigations Of Financial Crimes

These federal and state agencies investigate a wide variety of financial white collar crimes such as:

There are many other violations that fall under the white-collar crime category. With this said, one can clearly see that these investigating entities have a vast array of resources from which to draw to prosecute their cases. That is why individuals charged with a white-collar crime should take the steps necessary to source experienced legal counsel with the know-how and wherewithal to help navigate and defend against these charges to protect the defendant’s constitutional rights.

White-Collar Crime FAQs

What separates white-collar crimes from other crimes?

White-collar crime differs from other types of crime in the manner it is conducted, in who commits it and in the way it affects victims. As previously mentioned, white-collar crimes are intricate and sophisticated and often unfold over time; they are also typically committed by parties that own or have access to significant assets. Unlike many other forms of crime, white-collar offenses are nonviolent. Yet, they can be as harmful to victims as more violent crimes are, since they can negatively impact their finances and well-being.

What penalties typically come from white-collar crimes?

White-collar crimes can (but don’t always) carry shorter prison sentences than other types of offenses since they are usually nonviolent. Nonetheless, a conviction can come with other harsh penalties, including:

  • Fines
  • Forfeiture of property
  • House arrest
  • Probation
  • Reimbursement of victims

Why is it a mistake to face charges for white-collar crimes alone?

The intricate nature of white-collar crimes cases makes it difficult, if not impossible, for the accused to effectively stand up for themselves. Hiring an attorney is crucial for handling subpoenas, protecting your interests and, most importantly, establishing a strong defense.

Take The Necessary Steps Now

With years of experience in state and federal Courts, Kushner Law Group, PLLC, is here to protect your company and your rights against white-collar criminal prosecutions. Send us an email or call us now to initiate your defense strategy at 718-838-9341.