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Experienced Defense For Complex White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes typically involve financial wrongdoing by professionals entrusted with fiduciary responsibilities. Normally, investigations target individuals in corporate, finance or government sectors. Even an accusation can destroy or tarnish your reputation and career.

If you are under investigation for a white collar crime, getting knowledgeable legal guidance as soon as possible is vital to protecting your personal and professional well-being.

At The Hames Law Firm L.L.C. in Atlanta, Georgia, attorney Adam Marshall Hames has represented individuals facing these complex allegations and other criminal offenses for over 25 years. He will aggressively protect your future.

Types Of White Collar Crime Charges

Both state and federal laws define white collar crimes, but federal courts handle most cases. Government agencies, like the FBI and Securities and Exchange Commission, commonly investigate and prosecute individuals. Examples of charges include:

  • Money laundering: Concealing the origins of illegally obtained money
  • Embezzlement: Misappropriation of funds placed in one’s trust
  • Wire fraud: Deceptive practices to defraud via telecommunications or the internet
  • Securities fraud: Deception of investors or manipulation of financial markets
  • Bank fraud: Engaging in potentially criminal activities to obtain money from banks
  • Identity theft: Illegally using someone else’s personal information for financial gain
  • Tax evasion: Illegally avoiding the payment of taxes
  • Tax fraud: Intentional falsification of information on tax returns
  • Health care fraud: Filing dishonest health care claims to receive a profit
  • Mail fraud: Using postal services to commit fraudulent acts
  • Mortgage fraud: Misrepresentations or omissions related to mortgage transactions

White collar crimes are complicated, most involving lengthy investigations before charges result. It is never advisable to answer investigators’ questions without a skilled lawyer. Attorney Hames has decades of experience defending individuals against these complex offenses.

Convictions Can Result In Harsh Penalties

White collar crimes are considered “nonviolent” offenses. However, the potential penalties illustrate the seriousness of the charges. Convictions can lead to long-term prison sentences and hefty fines, including:

  • Up to 20 years in prison for money laundering
  • Up to 10 years in prison and a $100,000 fine for felony embezzlement
  • Up to 20 years in prison and heavy fines for wire fraud
  • One to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $100,000 for identity theft
  • Up to one year in jail, fines and restitution for tax evasion
  • Up to five years in prison and heavy fines for securities fraud

With his extensive experience, Mr. Hames will scrutinize the government’s case against you. Several defense strategies are possible, including lack of intent, entrapment, illegal search and seizure, coercion or duress by law enforcement and intoxication.

Contact Mr. Hames To Protect Your Reputation

If you face accusations involving fraud, identity theft, embezzlement or any white collar crime, contact The Hames Law Firm immediately. Call 404-947-4983 or send an email to schedule a consultation. Once he takes your case, Mr. Hames will be with you every step of the way.