Being investigated or charged with a white-collar crime is unsettling. Everything you’ve accomplished is at risk – your reputation, your career, and, potentially, your freedom. With so much at stake, you need someone with experience to advise you honestly and work toward preserving all you’ve worked so hard to build. Whether you are being prosecuted in state or Federal court, an attorney who understands how the government investigates crimes involving sometimes thousands of documents, collects and analyzes documentary and cyber evidence, is capable of assembling a team of experts, including forensic accountants, to examine the evidence, and skillfully represent you is your most important task.
Our Experience & Successes
The Mahoney Criminal Defense Group has successfully represented prominent lawyers, C.E.O.s, physicians, and businessmen. These cases are usually highly complex, document intensive, and challenging. Perhaps, in no other type of investigation or prosecution can the experience and shrewd advice of the law firm make such a difference to a satisfactory outcome for the client.
What is White Collar Crime?
White-collar crime is usually comprised of illegal acts accomplished through deception or by violation of trust. More specifically, white-collar crime includes occupational crime (i.e., altering records and overcharging or cheating clients), organizational or corporate crime (i.e., corporate executives engaged in overcharging or price fixing, false advertising, etc.), violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO Act), securities fraud (such as insider trading), smuggling, identity theft, credit card fraud, pension fund crimes, environmental crimes, insurance fraud, tax fraud, embezzlement, forgery, extortion, mail fraud, money laundering, passing bad checks, and larceny.
Investigations into White Collar Crime
White-collar allegations usually take weeks or months to investigate. Often times, the F.B.I. or the investigators working on behalf of the State’s Attorney General’s Office will seek to “interview” the suspected individual. While those being investigated for white-collar crime offenses are typically intelligent, well-educated and successful, many make the mistake of speaking with investigators before retaining a criminal defense attorney. If you are being investigated for white-collar crimes it may be critical that you enlist the services of an experienced lawyer before you are charged. It is not uncommon for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, when unable to charge the targeted individual with the crimes for which he has been investigated, to indict him for making misstatements to investigators or for obstruction of justice. Retain a criminal defense lawyer to explain your rights to you, respond to inquiries from the F.B.I., the U.S. Attorney’s Office, or other law enforcement, and develop a strategy to navigate you to safety or, at least, minimize the charges law enforcement may seek against you.
If you or a loved one is accused of a white collar crime or under investigation for a white collar crime, call us at 617-492-0055 to arrange a free in-office consultation with a Kevin J. Mahoney, a nationally recognized criminal lawyer dedicated to intelligently, aggressively, and successfully defending his clients.