White Collar Crimes

White Collar Crimes in New Haven, CT

Embezzlement and various forms of fraud are some of the most prevalent white collar crimes. The former involves the conversion of entrusted money or property for personal use by an employee who is in a position of trust or fiduciary role. Typically, embezzlers have easy access to funds or hold positions of authority such as bookkeepers, bank employees, or high-level executives. Sometimes, however, law enforcement makes a mistake and innocent people’s lives are jeopardized by white-collar criminal charges.

Defending Against Embezzlement, Fraud, and Other White Collar Offenses

White collar criminal defense is different from other areas of criminal defense because it frequently involves extensive financial records. Our attorneys are effective because we know how to analyze the evidence. We utilize a team of respected experts, including forensic accountants and computer specialists to construct a robust defense.

The evidence against you may not always be on paper. Federal authorities are increasingly using wiretaps and other methods of electronic surveillance to build cases against people. Our attorneys know what to look for to effectively challenge the use of evidence against you. Whenever possible we will try to have the evidence against you either thrown out or discredited.

We vigorously defend individuals charged with the following white collar crimes:

  • Embezzlement
  • Credit card fraud
  • Health care fraud
  • False Claims Act Violations
  • Corporate and accounting fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Tax fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Mail and wire fraud
  • Securities fraud
  • Bank fraud
  • Anti-trust violations
  • Conspiracy
  • Bribery and extortion
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violations
  • Computer crime

Most white collar crime involves theft in one format or another. Many companies are often embarrassed to report them and will do what they can to avoid exposure. When we are retained before charges have been filed, we may be able to work with companies to negotiate settlements without criminal charges.

SKILLED WHITE COLLAR THEFT ATTORNEYS

At Knight & Cerritelli Attorneys at Law, we offer strategic advice to individuals facing white collar theft charges. Our representation goes beyond defense against the charges. We also work to protect your reputation. Your privacy is important to us. We offer a confidential initial consultation at no cost to you. We offer flexible appointment times to accommodate you. Call us today to schedule a consultation; we provide our services in English, Spanish, and Arabic.