Chicago White Collar Crime Attorney
Have You Been Charged with a White Collar Crime?
If you have been accused of a white collar crime charge, your case must be handled by a skilled and experienced Chicago criminal defense attorney from the Law Office of Steven Fine. We are set apart from other criminal defense firms because of our experience in trial, our success in taking on even the most complex cases, and our winning record. Our clients' rights are our top concern, and when we are hired to represent a client facing charges, we get to work as soon as possible to develop the most thorough defense possible.
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About White Collar Crimes in Illinois
White collar crimes are classified as nonviolent offenses in the state of Illinois. The Illinois State Statute for White Collar Crime (720 ILCS 5/33 et seq.) names specific white collar crimes as well as their defining elements including deceit or concealment to obtain some benefit or advantage. These crimes typically involve fraud, cheating, or theft related to business or financial matters. The greater the amount of money or assets stolen, the greater the possible penalties including jail or prison time, restitution, heavy fines, a permanent criminal record, and more.
Some of the most common white collar offenses include:
- Employee theft
- Money laundering
- Fraud on credit cards
- Identity theft
- Healthcare fraud
Defense Strategies and Protecting Yourself
Unlike other criminal cases, an individual charged with a white collar crime may know that he or she is being investigated weeks or months in advance. This forewarning provides the individual with enough time to seek legal counsel and appropriately prepare themselves. If you are being investigated, it is in your best interest to retain representation from a Chicago lawyer as soon as possible.
If convicted, you could face the following punishments:
- Steep Fines
- Mandatory Community Service
- Property Forfeiture
- Time in Prison
Due to the complex nature of white collar crimes, it is vital that when you choose legal representation for your case, you don’t just choose any Chicago defense lawyer. At the Law Office of Steven Fine, our skilled attorney can assist you with your case and ensure that if you are arrested, we have already taken the necessary steps to protect your rights. We understand how these cases are constructed and when we compile evidence to support your claims and reputation, we put in the extra effort.
Our Fraud Defense Law Firm Is On Your Side
Reach out to our Chicago white collar crime attorney today to get a free case evaluation. We are proud to serve all of Cook County, Lake County, and DuPage County with effective and aggressive legal representation. Our goal is to help all of our clients get the charges against them reduced, or completely dropped so that they can move on with their lives.
Call our office today to get an aggressive fraud defense lawyer in Chicago fighting for your rights.
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Steve did a great job on my case. It was my first arrest and Steve took the time to explain the process and made me feel comfortable.- Happy Client
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