Lawyers Blog

The Impact of White Collar Crime Accusations on Your Life

Most people spend their whole life developing a talent or business practice. Unfortunately, when people invest so much time, energy and money in something, it can be frustrating if it doesn’t work. Some businesses accept the fall, while others will do whatever it takes to stay afloat.

If you or your business is under investigation for white collar crimes – such as embezzlement, fraud or counterfeiting – it is important to work with a lawyer who can protect your rights throughout the process. Actions do not happen in a vacuum, and accusations of white collar crimes could impact your job, your professional reputation and the rest of your life.

Building a Strong Defense

When I represent clients in white collar crime cases, I work with experts to find the true root of the problem. Using a forensic accountant, we are able to take apart the finances and correctly identify a business’s cash flow. Some businesses try to set their employees up to take the fall for poor financial management. I do not think this is acceptable, and I will work closely with my clients to protect their rights. I defend clients who are facing charges for:

  • Embezzlement
  • Money missing from a deposit box
  • In-house counterfeiting
  • Fraud

Do not let your livelihood crash because of accusations of white collar crime. Contact me online or call 256-270-2013 to schedule your free initial consultation.

Assault & Battery

When Violent Crime Charges Threaten Your Criminal Record

Few things are scarier than facing charges for assault or battery and wondering if or how you will be punished. Although the punishment depends on the severity of the crime, if convicted, many people would be facing jail time. If your freedom is on the line because of criminal charges, it is important to work with a lawyer who will protect your rights and minimize the charges against you.

Building a Strong Defense in Assault Cases

When I work with clients, I gather as much information as possible regarding the allegations. When it is necessary or relevant, I hire a private investigator to talk with witnesses. I defend clients who are facing charges for violent crimes, including:

  • Assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Battery
  • Domestic violence

We also gather information about the victim’s criminal history. In some cases, my clients’ so-called “victims” have been convicted of more crimes than my client. Although I cannot promise results for my clients, learning this sort of information may lead to a dismissal of the case.

Prosecutors are often buried by their case load, so it is important to find a lawyer who can tell your side of the story in a clear and compelling manner.

A Strong Defense for College Student Crimes

College is a stressful time for many people. Students are worried about getting good grades so they can get into graduate school or land the most coveted positions. Many students adopt a “work hard, play hard” mentality. After studying hard all week, students are ready to blow off some steam on the weekends.

Unfortunately, if you get caught drinking and driving or using illegal drugs, everything you have worked for is at stake. If you are a college student who is facing criminal charges, it is important to contact an experienced lawyer to protect your freedom, criminal record and future.

Criminal Charges College Students Face

If you are arrested for criminal activity, you may be worried about the impact the charges will have on the rest of your life. Some students worry about losing their scholarships, becoming ineligible to play at sports or how a criminal record will look on their resume. I defend college students who are facing charges for crimes, including:

  • Drunk driving (DUI)
  • Drug possession
  • Car accidents and leaving the scene of an accident
  • Theft and shoplifting
  • Destruction of property

Many college students are able to apply for a youthful offender status. If this is granted, the court record is sealed, and you can truthfully state that you have not been arrested. Protect your future by contacting a lawyer who will fight aggressively defend your college student crime.