St. Louis White Collar Criminal Defense Attorneys
White Collar Crimes
“White collar crime” refers to a host of offenses, state and federal, that involve an individual using various means to deprive a corporation or business or investors or other individuals of something of value. The extraordinary advances in communications technology, most notably the Internet, have added many new dimensions to both the range of criminal conduct and the challenges to mounting a strong defense. A successful defense to any criminal charge under these new state and federal laws requires not only an experienced criminal defense attorney, but one who has a deep understanding of emergent technologies as well as the operations of complex business environments like finance, securities and banking.
If you face investigation for or charges related to white collar crime, you want to carefully choose the lawyer who will handle your case. A conviction for a white collar offense can carry severe consequences beyond fines and imprisonment. You may find yourself subject to an order that limits your access to your children, locked out of future job markets and subject to years of electronic monitoring of your computer behavior. You want an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to protect your rights.
At The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C., we have more than 60 years of combined legal experience. We have personally handled more than 1,000 criminal trials, so we have the skill, knowledge and experience to protect your rights in court. We can also quickly determine whether your interests will best be served by seeking a plea agreement.
Our White Collar Crimes Defense Practice
We provide comprehensive counsel to people charged with white collar crimes in the federal and state courts in Missouri. It is important to understand that both Missouri and the federal government have laws regarding white collar criminal activities, and the same conduct can subject you to prosecution in both state and federal court. Generally, charges in federal court carry more significant or severe sentences.
Our criminal defense lawyers handle a broad range of Internet crimes, including:
- Bank Fraud
- Securities Fraud
- Tax Fraud
- Mail or Wire Fraud
- Accounting Fraud
Our lawyers have extensive experience in defending individuals charged with white collar crimes, in both state and federal court.
If you hire The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. to defend you in a white collar criminal offense, we will conduct a full investigation of your case, looking at how police gathered evidence against you, as well as the credibility of any testimony against you. We will confirm whether law enforcement officers had probable cause to conduct any search, seizure or arrest, and whether you were properly advised of your constitutional rights if taken into custody.
We know that new technologies allow sophisticated users to commit crimes using another person’s identity. We also know that law enforcement is actively policing the Internet, perhaps in ways that violate your constitutional rights, perhaps in ways that amount to entrapment. We will look for any evidence that may be used to challenge the prosecution’s case, including hiring experts in appropriate fields to determine if you as a defendant in a white collar crime were actually a victim of an Internet crime.
Contact The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C.
For a free initial consultation with an experienced St. Louis criminal law attorney, contact us online or call our office at 314-993-6300 or toll free at 800-844-2232. We will set up a telephone consultation, if necessary, and will meet with you on Saturday upon request. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are welcome.