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Defending White Collar Criminal Charges In Central Ohio

White collar crimes in the state of Ohio are serious and can be investigated and pursued by either state or federal law enforcement agencies. In either case, you are facing potentially serious charges. I am Steve Palmer and I am a criminal defense attorney. At my firm in Columbus, Palmer Legal Defense, I help clients throughout central Ohio who are under criminal investigation or facing state or federal criminal charges for white collar crimes, like fraud, embezzlement or tax evasion.

 What Are White Collar Crimes?

Corporate crimes, a.k.a. white collar crimes, are usually focused on the theft of resources and money as opposed to violence. As financially motivated offenses that are committed by business and government professionals, these crimes typically involve an abuse of power and fiduciary trust. White collar crimes include:

  • Tax evasion
  • Racketeering
  • Embezzlement
  • Money laundering
  • Fraud

Money laundering accusations will often coincide with criminal charges for drug crimes. Criminal investigations and charges for embezzlement often involve complicated corporate and financial back records. Any accusations of fraud can encompass a wide range of criminal circumstances. I work with financial experts and consultants when preparing a defense for white collar criminal cases. I will conduct independent investigations whenever necessary to help defend my clients from the accusations against them.

A conviction for a white collar crime at either the federal or state levels can result in harsh penalties, ranging from serious fines and jail time.

Federal Investigations For White Collar Crimes

The FBI works with several different agencies to investigate allegations of white collar criminal activities. For example, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) assists with securities fraud investigations. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will report suspicions of tax evasion. The FBI also investigates allegations of violations related to the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), or organized crime. If you believe that you are under suspicion or investigation for a federal white collar crime, anything you say to any investigator or law enforcement official could be used against you. It is best to retain a lawyer with experience defending complicated high-profile investigations in federal court.

Contact A Columbus Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you believe that you are under suspicion or being investigated for a corporate crime, contact me today to schedule an initial consultation. You can send an inquiry through my contact form or call my office at 614-224-6142 today.