Pomona White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyers
Defending Clients in California and New York
White collar crimes are any offense in which a person or a group engages in actions to secure funds or financial benefits from others for their own gain. These generally involve allegations of complex operations to defraud people, businesses, or the government through elaborate schemes or scams. Where these operations result in large groups of people, businesses, or government agencies losing vast sums of money, these offenses are generally charged as felonies that may be prosecuted at both the state and federal levels.
White collar crimes may be investigated by local police, state law enforcement authorities, or by the federal government. If you are facing an investigation into a financial crime, contact Lucero, PC as soon as possible. Our team of dedicated criminal defense lawyers is experienced in handling cases in both state and federal courts. At the investigation stage, we may be able to intervene to communicate on your behalf to clear up misunderstandings that could lead to charges being dropped. We can also protect you from any procedural violations or from mistakes you could make that could harm your case. Whatever the size and scope of your matter, we will work zealously throughout all phases of your case, all the way up to a jury trial, to help you secure a fair outcome.
Talk to a Pomona white collar crime attorney during a free introductory consultation about your case. Call Lucero, PC at (213) 668-7779 or contact us online. Hablamos español.
State Financial Crimes
white collar crimes are often referred to as financial crimes or “paper” crimes because they deal with money, bank accounts, investments, securities, government benefits, and other financial matters. These are generally crimes of a nonviolent nature. Nevertheless, the economic harm they can cause unsuspecting individuals can be substantial. They may be charged as misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the case.
Examples of financial crimes in California and New York include but are not limited to:
- Passing bad checks
- Money laundering
- Grand theft and petty theft
- Identity theft
- Insider trading
One large category of financial crimes consists of various types of fraud. Examples of fraud can include:
- Health care fraud, including Medicare and Medi-Cal fraud
- Welfare fraud
- Social Security fraud
- Internet fraud, such as phishing scams
- Securities fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Workers’ compensation fraud
- Unemployment insurance fraud
- Telemarketing fraud
- Nursing home fraud
- Mail fraud
- Bank fraud
- Credit card fraud
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Being charged at the federal level for a white collar crime puts you at risk for harsh federal sentencing. Common federal financial crimes include the following:
- Tax evasion
- Money laundering
Additionally, defrauding the U.S. government of federal benefits as well as defrauding financial institutions are also prevalent crimes prosecuted in federal courts. These are generally complex crimes that may involve the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies. These agencies have unlimited government resources to conduct investigations and pursue convictions.
Work with a Proven Legal Team
The Pomona white collar criminal defense lawyers at Lucero, PC are known and respected for their fierce advocacy, effective defense strategies, and determination in representing those in need. Whether you are the target of a criminal investigation or have been charged with some type of economic crime, you need to take action immediately. Our team can provide dedicated help that can make a difference in the outcome of your case.
Schedule your free consultation by connecting with us via email or calling (213) 668-7779 today.