Knowledgeable Defense Attorneys for White Collar Crime Charges
A white collar crime is usually more complex than a typical criminal case. Many white collar crimes are charged at the federal level. The federal government’s resources make it difficult for any white collar crime defendant. If you have been arrested or are facing the possibility of arrest for a white collar crime, you should contact an attorney who has experience in these matters immediately.
At the Christiansen Law Offices, our attorneys have more than 65 years of combined legal experience in handling white collar criminal matters for our clients in the Las Vegas, Nevada, area. Our firm has successfully represented clients in state and federal courts. Contact our Nevada fraud attorneys to arrange for your free initial consultation.
Meeting The Challenges Of A White Collar Criminal Case
It is our firm’s unique mixture of civil and criminal experience that enables us to offer exceptional and unique representation for wrongfully accused white collar defendants. We are able to analyze our clients’ situations from multiple angles and prepare a strong defense that meets the challenges of a federal case head-on.
We have successfully resolved large and complex white collar crime matters, including one case involving a nine million dollar embezzlement charge. Some of the areas in which we provide legal defense include:
- Mail fraud
- Bank fraud
- Wire fraud
- Money laundering
- Breach of fiduciary duty
Nevada Law Regarding Bad Checks
When a person writes a check and knows that there are not sufficient funds to cover that check, it is a criminal offense. The severity of the punishment depends on the amount of the check and the circumstances of the crime.
Writing a bad check is an offense taken very seriously by Nevada judges and prosecutors. If charged with this crime, you may face steep fines and prison time. A conviction could put your job, your professional license and your reputation at risk.
In Nevada, casino marker default is also considered writing a bad check. If you have received a notice from the District Attorney’s office for any of these offenses, it is important to contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
Our attorneys are experienced in negotiating with prosecutors as well as standing up for our clients’ rights at trial. In some situations, a plea bargain is the best alternative for our clients. In other cases, we will fight for acquittal by jury. We will work with you closely to ascertain your legal goals and devise a legal strategy that suits your particular needs.
Mortgage Fraud And Falsifying Income
Mortgage fraud can involve any attempt to defraud a bank to obtain a mortgage loan. Mortgage loans can be complex, and many times mistakes are made in the process that can lead to allegations of falsifying documents.
Mortgage fraud charges can arise from alleged false statements about:
- Employment status
- Credit history
- Assets and property
If you are facing mortgage fraud charges, the potential consequences are severe. You may be charged not only with the actual loss resulting from the fraud, but by the intended loss as well. Depending upon the criminal charge and the amount of loss alleged, mortgage fraud defendants can potentially face up to 30 years in prison per count if convicted. Our criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience representing individuals charged with mortgage fraud, including persons charged as a result of Operation Stolen Dreams.
Nevada Money Laundering Defense
Money laundering can be charged in a wide range of criminal cases. Essentially, any time money derived from criminal activities is deposited in a bank, the prosecution might allege money laundering.
In recent years, the federal government has been pushing hard for money laundering convictions because, among other things, money laundering has occasionally been associated with terrorism. This zealous prosecution coupled with the vast resources of the federal government make it important for those accused of money laundering to have experienced defense representation on their side.
Prosecutors will often use money laundering charges as a hammer to increase penalties for people accused of related crimes. If you are accused of drug crime, fraud, RICO charges or any other crime, you may also face money laundering charges if money transactions were alleged to have occurred in relation to the underlying crime.
A money laundering charge, even if false, can adversely affect your reputation and that of your business. Our lawyers will handle your case with the utmost care and discretion, to protect your reputation and spare you from the consequences of a criminal conviction.
Mail And Wire Fraud
Any criminal activity furthered by use of U.S. mail, telephone service or the internet can be charged as mail or wire fraud. If you have been accused of mail or wire fraud, you face federal criminal charges. Because the penalties are severe, it is important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side.
In many cases, mail and wire fraud charges are filed when it is difficult for the prosecution to prove another crime. These charges can be filed in relation to a number of criminal activities, including:
- Bank fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Identity theft
- Online auction fraud
- Ponzi schemes
Mail and wire fraud charges are often tacked onto other charges to increase potential penalties. The penalties for mail or wire fraud could add up to 20 years on a prison sentence.
Let Our White Collar Defense Attorneys Help You
If you are under investigation or have been charged/arrested for fraud or another white collar crime, retain an attorney immediately. The white collar crime lawyers at Christiansen Law Offices will work hard to provide solutions to protect your rights and secure the most favorable outcome for you. Contact our Las Vegas office online, or by phone at 702-570-9262 to arrange for your free initial consultation.