Leading White Collar Crime Attorney in Marietta, GA
Aggressive defense for charges of nonviolent economic crimes
The term “white collar crime” used to apply to a particular type of theft, such as embezzlement, that required professional proficiency to execute and usually involved the betrayal of a fiduciary duty. Today, the term applies to all manner of nonviolent economic crime, including computer hacking, identity theft, and money laundering. Due to a proliferation of state and federal regulations, authorities are now holding an increasing number of corporate officers to account for lapses in compliance by charging accidental felonies that carry weighty criminal penalties. If you are investigated for a white collar crime, you face an aggressive prosecution and severe sentencing upon conviction. The Law Offices of Melvin S. Nash can provide a vigorous defense, based on more than 40 years of legal experience, to protect your rights and limit the consequences of the charges against you.
Types of white collar crime in Marietta, GA
As a prosecutor, judge, and defense attorney, Melvin Nash has vast experience managing cases alleging nonviolent economic crime. Common charges in Georgia include:
- Antitrust violations
- Commodities fraud
- Corporate fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Cyber theft
- Election law violations
- Healthcare fraud
- Identity theft
- Intellectual property theft/piracy
- Insider trading and market manipulation
- Insurance fraud
- Money laundering
- Mortgage fraud
- Ponzi and pyramid schemes
- RICO (racketeering)
- Securities fraud
- Tax evasion
- Wire fraud
Many of these constitute federal crimes, so the F.B.I. teams with the U.S. Attorney to bring charges. If you are charged with any of these offenses, there will be numerous highly trained professionals working hard to convict you. You need an attorney who is equal to the task and can provide an aggressive criminal defense.
Proactive representation from the onset of the investigation
The best time to retain defense counsel is as soon as you learn of an investigation. You might think you can help yourself by cooperating with the authorities, and they will tell you as much. But unless you consult a capable, knowledgeable defense lawyer, you can easily become the victim of an overzealous investigation.
When clients engage us early on, we can intercede with the investigators to narrow the scope of the investigation and therefore minimize the disruption to your life and your business. We clarify points of contention, showing your actions in the best possible light. If there are discrepancies, we can often reach a resolution that avoids criminal charges altogether. Importantly, we can advise you against taking actions against your interest, especially actions that, though perfectly legal last week, are suddenly illegal because of the investigation. Many targets of white collar investigations are never charged with the underlying crime, but are charged and convicted of a cover-up, because they took ill-advised action during an investigation.
If you find yourself under investigation for a white collar crime, take control of your circumstances by retaining an accomplished defense lawyer with the knowledge and skill to protect your rights.
Contact a highly professional defense attorney for white collar charges in Marietta
Federal authorities prosecute white collar crime to the fullest extent of the law. To have any chance of a favorable outcome, you need knowledgeable and experienced defense representation. Call the Law Offices of Melvin S. Nash at 770.422.0878 or contact our office online to schedule a free initial consultation. We have six locations throughout metro Atlanta to serve your needs.