White collar crime almost always involves a sting operation or long-term investigation by law enforcement. While authorities are engaged in surveillance, wiretapping, and sting operations, constitutional violations or even entrapment can occur. At the Law Office of Dom Chieffalo, private investigators, forensic accountants, handwriting experts and computer professionals are consulted in the defense of those charged with white collar crimes.
Since white collar crimes usually involve more than one person, prosecutors often charge those arrested with conspiracy as well. Once a charge of conspiracy is entered, prosecutors can avoid the hearsay rules governing most criminal trials, introducing statements made by others against you in the course of other trials. That's why it's essential to consult an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible if you know you are under investigation or have already been charged.
Don't let prosecutors intimidate you into pleading guilty or giving up your rights voluntarily. Before talking to prosecutors, contact white collar crime attorney Dom Chieffalo today. All consultations are completely confidential and protected by the attorney-client privilege, regardless of whom you actually hire to represent you.
Criminal defense attorney Dom Chieffalo defends individuals charged with committing the following kinds of white collar crimes:
Even if you haven't been arrested and the police claim you are not a suspect, talking to them without a lawyer creates certain risks. First of all, the police don't have to tell you everything they know. As a result, investigators might interview you just to see whether or not what you tell them matches up with what someone else has said or what they already know.
Statements that contradict evidence police already have could result in your being investigated or even charged. Secondly, you may be a suspect even if they claim you aren't. As a result, people often think they can somehow talk their way out of being arrested or investigated. However, with each statement you make to the police voluntarily, you expose yourself to having those same things held against you later in a court of law should you be charged.