Federal White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyers
Award-Winning Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyers Dedicated to Getting Results in Federal White Collar Cases
Although white collar crimes usually involve some type of financial deception, accusations of white collar criminal activity must be taken as seriously as a violent criminal accusation. Conviction for a federal white collar crime can result in serious prison time, monetary fines, forfeitures and more. When your freedom and business reputation are at risk, you need an aggressive and trusted lawyer by your side to advocate on your behalf.
At the Marrone Law Firm, LLC we have been providing effective and knowledgeable legal services to Philadelphia clients for over 25 years. Our defense lawyers are skilled in navigating the complex issues that arise in white collar criminal cases.
If you are under investigation for a white collar crime—or have already been arrested—contact our criminal defense lawyers as soon as possible. The more quickly we can get to work investigating and negotiating on your behalf, the greater the chances of a favorable outcome. In some cases, we may even be able to negotiate with the prosecution to have the investigation dropped before you are even charged.
To speak confidentially with one of our Philadelphia white collar criminal defense lawyers, you can call our office or contact us online.
Examples of Federal White Collar Defense Cases Handled by the Marrone Law Firm, LLC
White collar prosecutions almost always begin far before you are charged with a crime. Federal agencies conduct detailed investigations that can take months or years to complete before sufficient evidence to charge is located. At the Marrone Law Firm, LLC, our skilled criminal defense lawyers are experienced in handling every aspect of your defense and are here to advise through every phase of the process.
We have successfully helped clients facing a wide variety of federal white collar charges, including:
- Tax fraud
- Tax evasion
- Money laundering
- Securities fraud
- Corporate fraud
- Insider trading and securities violations
- Insurance fraud
- Internet crimes
- Identity theft
- Mail and wire fraud
- Bank and mortgage fraud
- Government investigations
White collar crimes are governed by a complicated network of laws at the federal level—many of which are frequently evolving. Advances in technology have also changed the way white collar crimes are prosecuted.
At the Marrone Law Firm, LLC, our white collar criminal defense lawyers pride ourselves on remaining at the forefront of innovations in both law and technology. Our dedication to detail is often instrumental in formulating the most compelling defense possible in your case.
When do You Need a Federal White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer in Philadelphia?
Although some time usually passes before clients learn they are suspected of committing a white collar crime, you should seek legal advice if any of the following have happened:
- You have heard rumors that you are under investigation
- You have received a grand jury subpoena
- You have received a “target letter”
- Federal agents have shown up at your place of business, office or home
Elements of a Federal White Collar Criminal Charge
Every federal white collar criminal charge requires that the prosecution prove a specific set of elements beyond a reasonable doubt to convict. At the Marrone Law Firm, LLC, our seasoned federal white collar criminal defense lawyers conduct a thorough investigation of your case to uncover every available piece of evidence. For example, if you are charged with embezzlement under federal law, the prosecution will be required to show:
- You had access to funds or property
- That access was due to a special position of trust you held, whether in relation to a client or because of your employment status, known as a fiduciary relationship
- You stole or transferred that money or property for personal gain
- You acted intentionally and intended to deprive the true owner of possession of the property
We thoroughly investigate to gather evidence to build a strong defense, which can involve showing that the prosecution lacked sufficient evidence to prove any element of the crime.
Other defenses may include:
- Lack of intent
- Constitutional violations
To see how we can apply our extensive legal experience and knowledge to the specific circumstances of your case, call or contact our office for a confidential consultation.
Schedule a Confidential Consultation with Our Federal White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyers Today
When you are facing federal white collar criminal charges, you need a top-notch criminal defense lawyer possible to advocate on your behalf. At the Marrone Law Firm, LLC, our federal criminal defense lawyers work tirelessly to obtain the best outcome possible in your case. We make securing favorable results for our clients our top priority.
If you have been arrested, investigated or charged for committing a federal white collar crime, call our team so that we can go to work in your case. You can call our office or fill out this online contact form to schedule a completely confidential consultation with an experienced Philadelphia white collar criminal defense lawyer.
Frequently Asked Questions About Federal White Collar Criminal Defense
Our lawyers have experience advocating for clients in both state and federal court. In white collar criminal defense cases, federal experience is especially important because many of these crimes can be charged at either the federal or state level. Federal courts impose a completely different set of rules than those applicable in state court. An exceptional state-level defense lawyer may be entirely unprepared to advocate based on the federal rules of evidence or even the procedures imposed by federal court.
Our lawyers are always here to aggressively advocate on your behalf. Depending upon the circumstances, this may mean evaluating a plea bargain offered by the federal government. Whether you should take a plea bargain depends on a number factors, the most important being the strength of the prosecution’s evidence. We never push for our clients to take a plea bargain but are always here to explain all potential outcomes and options. We can help you understand the consequences of accepting a plea bargain and the risks associated with going to trial in your case. Our goal is to make sure you understand what could happen so that you can make the most informed decision possible.