Defense of Computer and White Collar Crime in Kentucky
The defense of people charged with computer and white collar crime in Kentucky is a particular area of focus for the criminal defense attorneys at Greta Hoffman & Associates. Our lawyers in Florence advise and represent clients in all aspects of white collar cases, from pre-arrest investigations through trial, including representation at sentencing and appeals where necessary.
What is White Collar Crime?
While there is no single definition of white collar crime, white collar offenses are generally those crimes which are accomplished through means of deception rather than the use or threat of force. White collar crimes are typically defined in complicated, lengthy and highly technical statutes. Many of these laws are so complex that even experts disagree over whether a particular act amounts to a particular offense or not. For example, does an aggressive tax strategy constitute illegal tax evasion or legally acceptable tax avoidance? Is aggressive stock trading done to maximize the client’s profits, or is it illegal churning meant to increase the broker’s fees at the expense of the investor? When charged with a white collar crime, you need the help of experienced criminal defense attorneys who are knowledgeable about the applicable laws and can determine whether the facts support a prosecution or provide valuable defenses.
At Greta Hoffman & Associates, our lawyers help people charged with the full range of white collar criminal offenses, including:
- Theft by Deception
- Securities Fraud
- Insider Trading
- Wire Fraud
- Tax Evasion
- Tax Fraud
- Identity Theft
- Mail Fraud
- Insurance Fraud
- Health Care Fraud
- Credit Card Fraud
- Gambling Crimes
- Possession of a Forged Instrument
- Counterfeit Goods/Consumer Fraud
- Computer Tampering
- Pyramid Schemes
Pre-Arrest Representation Can Be Essential to White Collar Criminal Investigations
Prosecution of white collar crimes typically begins with a lengthy investigation by law enforcement as they build a case. Legal advice at this stage can be essential to avoiding a charge of obstruction of justice while at the same time avoiding giving help to the prosecutors to build their case against you. We can help minimize your exposure at this stage and may be able to influence which charges are brought, negotiate how an arrest is effected, or even prevent charges from ever being filed. If you are subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury, we can advise you on your rights and may be able to negotiate a grant of immunity in exchange for your testimony.
Get Help Today with White Collar Criminal Charges or Investigations in Kentucky and Ohio
If you have been arrested for a computer or white collar crime, or if you believe you are the target of a criminal investigation, act quickly to retain a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney before you talk to any law enforcement agencies. In northern Kentucky and Ohio, contact Greta Hoffman & Associates for immediate assistance. The number for our 24-hour criminal defense hotline is (859) 444-1112, and we offer a free initial consultation to better serve you.