How to Handle Being Investigated for a White Collar Crime
Cases involving allegations of a white collar crime are highly complex. Most of these crimes are prosecuted in federal courts that have their own set of sentencing guidelines, rules and procedures. Additionally, federal prosecutors often wait until they have a strong case before filing criminal charges. As a result, people charged with white collar crimes often face a complex and difficult battle to fight the charges against them.
My name is Michael S. Probst, a Columbus white collar crime defense attorney with more than a decade of professional legal experience. As a former prosecutor, I have experience handling state and federal criminal charges, including white collar crimes. I understand the tactics prosecutors use to gather evidence and build a strong case against the accused, and I will use this insight to challenge their case with a strong defense.
Whether you are under investigation for a white collar crime, or have already been charged, contact me at the Probst Law Office, Inc., in Columbus, Ohio. I will educate you about your case and legal options to pursue the best possible outcome.
What Is A White Collar Crime?
White collar crime is a term that encompasses a wide range of criminal offenses, typically involving the unlawful gain of finances. It can involve an individual embezzling money from another person, or be as complex as a group of people joining together to commit fraud against several other people. As an experienced Columbus white collar crime lawyer, I represent clients against charges of all white collar crimes, including:
- Credit card fraud and check card fraud
- Employee theft
- Investment schemes
- Elder fraud
My Approach To Defending Embezzlement and White Collar Crimes
There are a number of ways to seek a positive resolution to these cases that may limit exposure to adverse penalties, including financial restitution and a prison sentence. One such tactic is to prevent a charge from ever being filed. I can represent you during the investigative stage of your white collar case, looking at the tactics the police and prosecutors are using to gather evidence and place blame. If they violated your rights in any way, or wrongfully accused of you of committing the crime based on weak, circumstantial evidence, I may be able to get this so-called “evidence” dismissed.
If you have already been charged, you can count on me to zealously represent you in negotiations or in white collar criminal defense in court. I have the knowledge and legal sophistication necessary to challenge the prosecution’s case and overcome the difficult challenges these situations bring. I understand that a conviction for a white collar crime can have far-reaching consequences and will do everything possible to protect your rights and freedom.
Contact A Columbus White Collar Criminal Attorney
To speak with me about a charge of fraud, embezzlement, identity theft or another white collar crime, call 614-232-8890 or contact the Probst Law Office, Inc., online. From my office in Columbus, I represent people throughout central Ohio.