Cleveland White Collar Crime Lawyers
Aggressive White Collar Defense in Cleveland
White collar crimes are financial crimes that have a direct effect on the economic stability of an individual, a business, or the government. Most white collar crimes are committed by individuals who have been placed in a position of trust, authority or who have some level of access to the finances of another, such as a banker, lawyer, or trustee. When that person abuses their position for their own financial benefit at the expense of the victim, it is a white collar crime.
Our Cleveland white collar crimes attorney will take the necessary steps to evaluate every detail of your case. White collars penalties can be harsh and are determined by the severity of the accusations. At Friedman & Nemeck, L.L.C. Attorneys at Law, our clients are our top priority going into every case. We work with you to build the strongest defense possible.
Navigating the complex legal system can be overwhelming, schedule a consultation to discuss the details of your charges with our trusted Cleveland lawyers.
White Collar Crimes in Ohio
Most cases of white collar crime are filed as charges of theft or larceny, as the offenses have deprived the rightful owner of their finances, assets, and profits. White collar crimes that are related to the banking, mortgage, insurance and credit card industry are filed as federal crimes.
Examples of White Collar Crime Include:
- Check fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Accounting fraud
- Insider trading
- Mail fraud
- Money laundering
- Ponzi Schemes
- RICO crimes
- Tax evasion
- Wire fraud
- Bank fraud
- Mortgage fraud
Cases in which a communication system such as phones, the internet or other system was involved in the commission of the crime also fall under federal jurisdiction. The federal court system is made up of some of the toughest career prosecutors in the country. The investigation prior to your arrest and indictment may have extended over many months or years.
USSG § 2b1.1: How Do Sentencing Guidelines Work in Federal Fraud Cases?
If you become aware that you may be the target of a federal investigation in a financial crime, it is imperative that you get legal representation immediately. The penalties for federal crimes can be far more extreme than penalties imposed at the state court level. The resources we have access to in our office allow us to even the playing field in white collar cases, when facing the vast resources of the federal government.
Over our years in practice, we have developed a network of the most highly respected independent investigators, expert witnesses, and other professionals in various fields that can be called upon to present evidence and testimony to support our case for the defense.
If you've been charged with a white collar crime, we urge you to get in touch with our Cleveland white collar crime lawyer at once.
Choose Top White Collar Crime Attorneys in Cleveland
Friedman & Nemecek, L.L.C. Attorneys at Law has the experience, legal skill and insight that is crucial in defending white collar crime cases. We have taken on white collar crime cases in the past that other firms believed to be unwinnable and prevailed. Don't assume that you will be convicted, or that this is no hope – we need to look at the facts of your case before you make a life changing decision about your plea.
Our goal is achieve the best possible outcome. Our promise is that we give 110% to your defense. Case preparation is the key to a compelling, well-presented and persuasive defense, and we never go to court for trial until our preparation is complete, and your defense case fully supported by evidence, testimony and documentation.
Contact us for more information about our qualifications, background, successes at trial, and to discuss your case.
When it comes to a criminal matter, it’s important to have an attorney with trial experience, as they know the people working within the justice system and how to present compelling cases. Our lawyers are skilled litigators and prepared to represent you in court.
Forgery Not Guilty
ODOT Corruption No Incarceration
Money Counterfeiting Scheme Not Guilty
$75 Million Investment Fraud Penalty Reduced to Probation Only
Theft Not Guilty
RICO, Telecommunications Fraud, Aggravated Theft, Money Laundering, and Receiving Stolen Property Penalties Reduced
Federal Bribery and False Statement Deportation Avoided
Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Penalty Significantly Reduced
CEO and CFO of Large Company in Ohio Indicted Not Guilty
$60 Million Dollar Securities Fraud Sentence Significantly Reduced
Co-Chair of American Bar Association Cyber Committee
Former President of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Former President of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Legal Educators & Analysts
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