“White collar” crime generally refers to financially motivated crimes that do not involve force but are committed with some aspect of deceit, concealment or a violation of trust and are often committed by professionals working in business or government. White collar crimes can be complex in nature and sometimes difficult to prove or defend. A criminal charge involving a white collar crime can be extraordinarily serious. In certain white collar cases involving a loss amount in excess of $100,000.00, a prison sentence is mandatory upon conviction.
In white collar criminal cases, it is common for various experts to be involved such as forensic accountants, tax professionals, financial professionals, document examiners, and investigators. Marc J. Victor is highly experienced in these types of cases having personally handled many of them in both state and federal courts for over twenty years. His past white collar clients have included bank presidents, escrow agents, public fiduciaries, mortgage brokers, real estate agents, business owners, people involved in Ponzi schemes, financiers, seminar promoters, accountants, postal workers and many others.
Illegally Conducting an Enterprise
Bank, Mail, and Wire Fraud
Possession of a Forgery Device
In defending white collar crimes, often the mens rea or “mental state” of the person charged will be at issue. This can be a fruitful area for the defense to explore. In most white-collar cases, the prosecutor will be required to prove that the person charged didn’t simply made a mistake, but rather acted with bad intentions. In cases involving complex transactions, high volume of activity, the relevant acts of others, changes in market conditions, misunderstandings or miscommunications, or simply errors in judgment, viable defenses can be asserted. Also, in many white collar criminal cases, it can be argued that any wrongdoing is civil in nature rather than criminal.