Bronx White Collar Crime Attorney
Personalized Legal Defense for Complex Cases
A white-collar crime is one that is primarily motivated by monetary gain. Typically, it is committed by an individual with a high level of respect and social status within his or her own field or industry. These are generally corporate or occupational crimes. If you or a loved one is under investigation for a white-collar offense, then it is essential that you seek aggressive legal counsel.
Our experienced Bronx white collar crime attorney at The Law Offices of Elliot S. Kay represents those arrested for or suspected of any one of a variety of white-collar crimes. We provide strong legal representation for those who are undergoing government investigations. We know that every case is unique and must be given personal attention. With our proven experience and extensive knowledge in criminal defense law, we can investigate and prepare each case based on solid and compelling evidence.
Types of Financially Motivated Crimes
Through each stage of our client's case, we work tirelessly toward obtaining a favorable outcome.
We will seek a fair and just result of a case involving any type of white-collar crime, including, but not limited to:
- Bank Fraud: This occurs when a person uses some type of deception to defraud a financial institution.
- Blackmail: If a person makes some kind of threat, such as causing harm or damaging a reputation, to force another individual to give up their money or property, they could be accused of committing this offense.
- Credit card fraud: A person commits this offense when they fraudulently obtain a credit or debit card or its information (such as taking numbers from a secure website) and use it to get money or other items of value.
- Embezzlement: When a person with a relationship to a company, entrusted to handle assets or property, takes the property and uses it for their own personal gain, they face charges for this offense.
- Forgery: A person commits this offense when they knowingly falsify a document, signature, or other official writing to deceive or defraud someone else.
- Money laundering: This is a complex offense that involves channeling illegally obtained money through different sources to hide its origins and make it appear legitimate.
- Pyramid schemes: This offense is carried out when members at the top of a business recruit others to join for a fee. The money the new recruits pay is funneled to those top members. The new recruits must also find others to join the business who required to pay for entry. The scheme keeps progressing as more and more people are recruited, and top-level members make substantial financial gains.
- Tax fraud: A business or individual could be accused of this offense if the intentionally falsify the information on their tax returns to reduce their financial obligations to the government.
- Tax evasion: This occurs when a person or entity intentionally avoids paying the full amount on taxes they owe. It differs from tax fraud in that with evasion, the accused did not falsify information on their tax forms.
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When it comes to defending an individual accused of a white-collar crime, our firm will take a unique approach to the case. Our Bronx criminal defense lawyer will work hard toward a favorable outcome, such as getting your case settled prior to trial through either a dismissal or a plea agreement. Whatever route needs to be taken, we can start preparing a strong defense from the moment we begin representing you.