White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes are wrongdoings committed for financial gain and include a variety of offenses. These types of crimes are based on misrepresentation, deceit, or fraud and are generally committed by business professionals. While these crimes are centered around property and are typically non-violent, it doesn’t mean the consequences are not severe.

Despite the fact that white collar crimes generally do not involve physical harm to others, the financial losses that can result can be substantial. When there are considerable losses involved, it often leads to an investigation at both the federal and state level, making the penalties one could face much more severe.

The most familiar types of white collar and fraud crimes include:

  • Embezzlement
  • Racketeering and RICO
  • Counterfeiting
  • Extortion, Bribery & Blackmail
  • Tax evasion
  • Money laundering
  • Cyber Crimes
  • Wire Fraud & Mail Fraud
  • Identify theft
  • Investment Fraud, such as Ponzi schemes
  • Insider trading and securities fraud
  • Intellectual property crimes
  • Espionage, such as theft of trade secrets
  • Public Corruption

If you are under investigation for or have been charged with any type of white collar crime, time is of the essence. Having a trusted and knowledgeable Tennessee criminal defense attorney on your side can make all the difference in obtaining a favorable outcome. An experienced attorney can immediately begin gathering information to tailor the best defense possible for your unique circumstance. Quick action can mean challenging the prosecution’s charges at the earliest stage possible and mitigating negative exposure from the public. At Knox Defense, our lawyers have decades of experience in defending our clients constitutional rights and freedoms in a multitude of criminal cases, including white collar and fraud offenses.

Consequences for white collar crimes can be harsh with long lasting implications on both your criminal record and social status. Penalties can include prison time, exorbitant fines, community service, asset forfeiture, probation, and restitution to victims. The consequences of a white collar crime conviction can be devastating with considerable impact on your daily life, severely limiting future life opportunities like employment and housing, on top of the damage it can cause to one’s reputation.

Since most white collar crimes are prosecuted at the federal level as federal offenses, it is imperative that your attorney be experienced in handling these types of cases in federal court. The trial lawyers at Knox Defense are skilled in handling cases in the Eastern District Court of Tennessee, as well as at the federal appeals and Supreme Court levels. Our decades of experience inside and outside the courtroom make us Eastern Tennessee’s premier criminal defense law firm.

At Knox Defense, our lawyers understand the complexity of white collar crimes. These investigations often require a trusted team of specialists to ensure no issue is overlooked. Anticipating how the prosecutor will build their case against you enables us to craft a solid defense strategy for the best possible outcome. Through private detectives, forensic accountants, and other experts, we have the resources to prepare a compelling defense for your fraud defense in Tennessee State and Federal Courts. We will aggressively protect your rights, whether through negotiating a plea of a lesser charge, or taking our fight to trial before a jury of your peers. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators but we are first and foremost trial lawyers.

If you have been charged with a crime or suspect you are under investigation for a criminal offense in Tennessee, don’t delay in seeking advice from a trusted and experienced attorney. Call us today for your free confidential consultation at (865) 269-9926 or complete our online form.

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