Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyers

Defense Against White-Collar Crime Allegations

Get the Help You Need if You are the Subject of a Financial Crime Investigation

White-collar crimes are nonviolent offenses committed for financial gain and typically involve an agent or employee in a commercial or business situation. Although the victims do not sustain physical harm, they may suffer financial damages. Furthermore, the victim can be another person, a corporation or the public.

Established in 1980, LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton has the financial and legal knowledge to raise a solid criminal defense in your white-collar case. Our law firm maintains the substantial resources and has the extensive experience of a much larger office, but we apply a hands-on, team approach that is only possible at a boutique firm. We are always candid about your options and next steps to ensure that your case progresses smoothly.

Types of White Collar Crimes

The term “white collar crime” describes a wide range of fraud and commercial offenses, including:

  • Antitrust violations
  • Blackmail
  • Bribery
  • Credit card fraud
  • Counterfeiting
  • Embezzlement
  • Forgery
  • Identity theft
  • Insider trading
  • Internet fraud
  • Investment scams
  • Kickbacks
  • Money laundering
  • Public corruption
  • Pyramid and Ponzi schemes
  • Securities fraud
  • Tax evasion
  • Theft of trade secrets

White Collar Investigation

Even though nobody is physically injured, law enforcement agencies and prosecutors tend to aggressively pursue white collar crime suspects. In addition to local police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) might become involved in a more serious fraud case and employ highly sophisticated investigation techniques. Our Baltimore criminal defense lawyers remain up to date on computer forensics and financial data to conduct our own thorough reviews and analyses.

Retaining a Lawyer is Your Right

A casual comment or lone email could be the smoking gun in a white collar investigation. For this reason, we urge you to retain counsel immediately if you suspect that you are the target of an FBI or local law enforcement inquiry.

Some people are concerned that hiring a lawyer is an admission of guilt. This is untrue. You have a right to retain an attorney and should do so to protect yourself. Our firm stops law enforcement agencies from stepping over the line during the investigation. For example, we demand warrants and court orders before handing over anything. Even information that seems innocuous can lead agents to damaging evidence. We also remain by your side during interviews to advise you when it is not wise to answer a particular line of questioning.

Obtain Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton to Protect Your Rights During a White Collar Crime Investigation

Seek immediate counsel if you are the target of a financial crime investigation. Call LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact our firm online to discuss your case at your free initial consultation. Our Baltimore criminal defense lawyers represent clients throughout Maryland against white collar allegations.