Bergen County White-Collar Criminal Defense Attorneys
Defending clients accused of white-collar crimes in New Jersey
Though white-collar crimes are typically nonviolent, the consequences of a conviction can be devastating. These crimes were swept under the rug for years as the people who committed them were often high profile and they were seen as “victimless crimes.” However, things have changed. Now, individuals who commit serious crimes of this nature may face years in jail and very expensive fines equal to those of violent offenses and other major criminal acts. With so much at stake, it is important to have quality legal support. The criminal defense lawyers at Rem Katcher Law Group has significant experience serving clients who are facing an uncertain future due to criminal charges. We will work tirelessly to explore all legal defenses to free you from a future burdened by jail and overwhelming fines. If you have been charged with a white-collar crime in New Jersey, contact Rem Katcher Law Group today.
White-Collar Crimes in New Jersey
“White-collar” crimes reference the lives of the perpetrators, often business, financial, and government professionals. First defined in 1939, white collar crimes were committed by “a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation.” These matters are often heard in federal court and come with some of the most serious consequences. Some of the crimes that qualify as “white-collar” include:
- Employee theft
- Bad Checks
- Identity theft
- Credit card fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Gambling Offenses
- Ponzi schemes
White-Collar Crime Defense
When an individual is charged with a white-collar crime, they are facing serious penalties upon conviction. Proving white-collar crimes require both a showing of illicit gain and a showing of criminal intent. Defending these cases takes a seasoned legal team. It may be possible to negotiate restitution or probation instead of jail or prison time. Depending on the crime an individual has been charged with, one or more government agencies may be involved in the case such as the FBI, the IRS, and more. It is important to have legal guidance that is strong enough to defend you when the odds are not in your favor.
White-Collar Federal Sentencing Guidelines
As mentioned, white-collar crimes are often heard before Federal Court. Criminal cases in Federal Court are subject to the federal sentencing guidelines to ensure that judges do not act with bias or prejudice. The federal sentencing guidelines will determine the penalty that an individual charged with a white-collar crime will face. The guidelines are broken down into 43 offense levels, 6 criminal history categories, and 4 sentencing zones. The defendant’s criminal history in combination with the crime they are currently charged with will ultimately determine the consequences they will face.
Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney
Rem Katcher Law Group has significant experience representing clients who have been charged with white-collar crimes. Our team of attorneys will mount an aggressive defense at trial to fight the charges against you. Our firm has experience in both state and federal courts. If you require strong legal representation when facing charges for a white-collar crime, contact Rem Katcher Law Group today so we can assess your case.