An investigation for fraud, forgery, embezzlement, identity theft, or other financial crimes may go on for months or years before authorities bring charges. If you even suspect you are the target of a state or federal probe, you should seek legal counsel immediately. The sooner you enlist the help of a criminal defense attorney, the stronger your defense will be.
Suzuki Law Offices has significant experience with the complex legal and factual issues in prosecution of white collar crimes. We understand the stakes include prison time, fines, loss of employment or professional licenses, and damage to your reputation. We strive to avoid conviction and head off the adverse impact on your personal life and your family.
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Types of White Collar Crime Cases We Handle
Contact us immediately if you were arrested, indicted, or got wind of an investigation. We represent white collar crime defendants in the greater Phoenix area, Maricopa County, Tucson, Flagstaff, Prescott, and statewide in Arizona.
Our white collar crime lawyers can represent individuals accused of any of the following crimes:
Our clients are often educated people in their 30s, 40s, or 50s who have had little involvement with the criminal justice system. When law enforcement or federal agents start asking questions or descend with guns, badges, and warrants, it is scary and stressful. You may automatically, and understandably, think of everything you stand to lose.
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Serious Criminal Charges Require Serious Representation
Don’t let panic put you in a deeper hole. Confessing to anything or cooperating with investigators without legal counsel will not buy you leniency; it will lead to greater charges and fewer legal options. The earlier you contact Suzuki Law Offices, the better. We will speak to prosecutors on your behalf, or advise you on what to say to prevent further damage.
We may be able to intervene to prevent a grand jury indictment if possible, attacking the search warrant, wiretaps, testimony of informants and other evidence that may have been illegally obtained by law enforcement. If charges are filed against you, our lead attorney, Richard Suzuki, has the background to handle these complex and document-intensive cases.
Are white collar crimes prosecuted at the state or federal level?
In Arizona, white collar crimes can be prosecuted at both the state and federal level, depending on the specific circumstances and the laws involved. Generally, state authorities handle white collar crimes that violate state laws, such as fraud, embezzlement, identity theft, or forgery, and the prosecution occurs in state courts. On the other hand, federal authorities, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), handle white collar crimes that involve violations of federal laws, such as wire fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, or money laundering. Federal white collar crime cases are prosecuted in federal courts.
The determination of whether a case is prosecuted at the state or federal level depends on factors such as the jurisdiction, the scope and impact of the alleged offense, and the involvement of federal agencies. Consulting with our white collar defense attorney in Phoenix will provide you with a clearer understanding of how your specific case may be handled based on the details and applicable laws.
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Have you been arrested for a white collar crime in Arizona? If so, now is the time to act. We offer our prospective clients a free case consultation so we can better understand your situation. We are also fluent in Spanish to better understand the needs of our diverse clientele.