Experienced advocacy for clients charged with white collar crimes
At Arora & LaScala, our attorneys have more than 4 decades of combined experience protecting clients’ rights and reputations when they’ve been charged with white collar offenses. As former prosecutors, we anticipate how the prosecution will build its case, enabling us to build a strong defense against harsh penalties. Our esteemed attorneys are often called upon to offer commentary and legal analysis on television and in the print media for cases involving white collar charges. We put that knowledge and skill, backed by our experience, to work for you in clearing your name.
Safeguarding our clients’ reputations
People typically accused of white collar crimes are those who hold high-profile and often very powerful positions in corporate, business or government settings. Despite those positions, they can be prosecuted at both the state and federal levels. Common white collar crimes include fraud, corruption, forgery, embezzlement and bribery, among many others. Because these cases often involve detailed investigations led by law enforcement specializing in this kind of crime, it’s important you speak to no one until you hire an experienced litigator who can navigate the complexities of state and federal law.
Experienced in state and federal white collar cases
We regularly work with investigators, financial experts and a wide range of other professionals to prepare the best defense against the following charges:
Fraud – This is a general term under our State and Federal laws. Fraud includes deceptive business practices, false representations, trickery or deceit.
Forgery – When a person deceives another person, business or government entity using a false document.
Embezzlement – The unauthorized transfer of money. These crimes often include the embezzlement of money from an employer, with schemes that can include the creation of dummy companies.
Bribery – The federal government takes actionable steps to punish public corruption, including those charged with bribery. Bribery involves offering a benefit to a public official in an effort to change that official’s actions.
The above terms are some of the most common terms used to describe white collar crime in the United States. In many instances, these violations are prosecuted under the State or Federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO. This law is typically used to try crimes including money laundering, extortion, theft and conspiracy.