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White Collar Crime Defense

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In most cases, prosecution of white collar crime involves a highly intricate examination of an individual's personal and financial information. These types of offenses almost always involve reviewing a large amount of financial information that may take a considerable period of time to understand and digest.

With over 20 years of experience behind him, Attorney Cherella at the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella has the necessary knowledge and skills to assist in these types of prosecutions.

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Types of White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes generally refer to cases that pertain to a person's desire for unlawful financial gain. These types of offenses can include:

  • Bribery
  • Extortion
  • Embezzlement
  • Theft
  • Counterfeiting
  • Fraud
  • Computer hacking
  • Tax evasion
  • Insider trading
  • Antitrust violations

Extortion vs Bribery

Extortion and bribery are easily confused for one another due to their similarities, however, the primary difference focuses on the relationship between the parties involved in giving or receiving money, goods or services. In extortion cases, the receiving party is the initiator, whereas with bribery either party could be the initiator.

Diligent Case Preparation

White collar crimes come in different forms. It may be that the government's general theory is embezzlement from an employer, stealing from another person's bank accounts or hiding assets in order to defraud the government itself. These types of cases must be investigated meticulously to make certain that all facts are known and defenses explored. It may take time, but a seasoned criminal defense attorney like Attorney Cherella will help guide you through the process.

We diligently prepare each case by:

  • Understanding the nature of the charge against you.
  • Determining the precise makeup of the government's case and the evidence it will be relying upon to prosecute you. It may take an extended period of time in these cases for the attorney to review all written documentation in order to understand the government's theory of prosecution.
  • Sitting down together with you to discuss the evidence
  • Challenging the government's case against you.

An experienced Milwaukee white collar crime attorney like Christopher Cherella always comes prepared with the proper foundation to put forth a case.

Milwaukee White Collar Crime Lawyer: Defending You When the Stakes Are High

Many people charged in while collar criminal cases have never before been involved with law enforcement. In most cases, the accused has never been in trouble in his/her lifetime. They may have families that rely upon them as the sole wage earner in the household. It comes as a shock to many people charged with a white collar offense that the allegation itself is even being made against them. It is very important that a defense attorney is immediately retained to determine the nature of the allegations and how best to attack the charges.

We're ready to discuss your white collar crime charges. Call (414) 882-8382 today.

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