Flagstaff White Collar Crime Lawyer
Don’t Let a White Collar Crimes Charge Destroy Your Career. Let Us Help.
White collar crimes are becoming increasingly common, and the FBI is on high alert for these offenders. Thus, if you are charged with a white collar crime of any kind in Flagstaff, you can be certain that the prosecutor will pursue every imaginable avenue, and you need a white collar crime lawyer who will do the same.
At The Zickerman Law Office, PLLC, our team has 17 years of experience helping clients address criminal charges of all kinds. For white collar crimes, in particular, a successful case means finding an attorney who has a thorough knowledge of the legal complexities involved in these cases. Thus, by choosing our skilled Flagstaff white collar crime lawyer, you are gaining access to a legal team that is determined to build a thorough, well-researched defense. Further, you are putting a former prosecutor and magistrate judge on your side, which are key experiences needed to combat your charges.
Defining White Collar Crimes in Arizona
At its most basic, white collar crime is the broad term given to a wide range of crimes that involve deceit or misrepresentation to gain money or other assets. The FBI defines white collar crime as a “ … full range of frauds committed by business and government professionals [that are] characterized by deceit, concealment, or violation of trust and are not dependent on the application or threat of physical force or violence.”
White collar crimes may encompass any of the following acts:
- Tax Evasion
- Money Laundering
- Ponzi Schemes
- Mail, Wire, or Bank Fraud
- Identity Fraud
- Healthcare Fraud
- Insurance Fraud
- Mortgage and Lending Fraud
White Collar Criminal Penalties in AZ
Similar to other criminal offenses, the penalties for white collar crimes in Arizona are based on the specific offense committed and its severity, including the amount of money and number of alleged victims involved in the crime. While misdemeanor convictions are punishable by up to six months in jail, felony crimes could result in years in prison and fines worth tens of thousands of dollars or more.
Even though these crimes aren’t violent, they can cause a lifetime of damage for the victim, meaning the prosecution can impose the maximum sentence. To best overcome your accusations, our Flagstaff white collar crime lawyer can employ a strategic defense incorporating the following elements, depending on your case:
- Lack of intent
- Plea deals
Representation from a Former Prosecutor
In a court of law, it is up to the prosecutor to prove that the accused carried out their actions with the intention of breaking the law and otherwise deceiving others for personal gain, rather than being simply mistaken or ill-informed.
For charges like these, having an attorney on your side who understands how the opposition thinks and may set up their case is invaluable. Our comprehensive understanding of the legal process enables us to build a defense tailor-made for your unique circumstances. Our Flagstaff white collar crimes attorney understands how frightening it can be to face criminal charges and is prepared to defend your constitutional rights tenaciously both inside the courtroom and out.
My family and I are grateful for his time and effort that he put forth towards my son's case.- Michelle K.
Would hire again if anything!- Bobby D.
It was a long (three years) and hard battle. However Gib and his staff never gave up.- Jay W.
He is very accessible to his clients, even during traditionally "off hours"- Rex S.
He’s not just the right choice - he’s the only choice.- Alexandria F.