In today's business world, with its emphasis on profits and maximizing shareholder value, and the complex financial tools that can be used to meet the daily needs of your company, you can unfortunately fall victim to misunderstanding, malice or the overzealousness of career-seeking prosecutors. Charges of embezzlement, fraud or misappropriation of property can be devastating, even if you are eventually cleared of all wrongdoing. Without effective legal counsel, you can be convicted in the court of public opinion, often rendering an acquittal meaningless. Your reputation and your career may suffer irreparable damage.
At the Law Offices of Mallon & Tranger, our lawyers understand the challenges that come with allegations of commission of white collar crimes. We will aggressively fight to protect your constitutional rights and to defend your reputation. To set up a meeting, contact us by e-mail or call our office at 732-702-0333.
Protect Your Rights
White collar crimes are generally considered to be crimes of opportunity because of one's role within a company and access to property, funds or information. The most well-known white collar crimes are fraud, embezzlement, forgery and money laundering. In a white collar crime prosecution, the state alleges that you either obtained a personal interest because of your position (altering records, overcharging clients, skimming funds or using company assets as your own) or you engaged in illegal acts that benefited your company, such as false advertising, price fixing or fraudulent billing.
White collar crime can involve many different types of fraud, including:
- Making false or misleading statements when attempting to obtain financing, whether from a bank or through a public offering of securities
- Bankruptcy fraud
- Health care fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Consumer fraud
When you are the subject of an investigation or have been arrested and charged with a white collar crime, you want to take measured steps to protect your rights. Your first inclination may be to verbally defend your actions. Don't make this mistake. Many potentially damaging statements are made by people who think they are helping their own case. Exercise your right to remain silent. Ask to talk to your attorney. Make certain that police or prosecutors have a valid warrant before they search your property, including your computer.
Contact the Law Office of Mallon & Tranger
At Mallon & Tranger, our attorneys offer a free initial consultation for people who have been charged with a white collar crime. For an appointment, contact us by e-mail or call us at 732-702-0333 for an appointment. We have offices in Freehold, Toms River and Point Pleasant.