The prosecution of white collar crime is rising, and if you find yourself facing a federal criminal charge, you need a serious lawyer who knows how to handle these difficult and challenging cases.
Although federal white collar crimes may be considered nonviolent, they are extremely serious matters that, like most federal crimes, mandate hard prison time. If you are charged with a federal white collar crime, or are under investigation for one, you need to call The Law Office of John J. Leunig right away.
Federal And State White Collar Defense
In many cases, whether white collar or not, federal criminal cases start out with a person receiving a target letter. This is something the government sends to the target of a federal investigation and gives him or her options on how to proceed. These options include appearing voluntarily before a grand jury investigating a crime or meeting with the prosecutor to talk about the offense. Neither of those are smart options.
Upon receipt of a target letter, the first thing that needs to be done is to retain a criminal defense lawyer experienced and licensed in federal court. We have decades of combined experience navigating clients successfully through these cases. We have handled federal criminal cases involving large drug conspiracies, narcotics possession and distribution, large-scale marijuana growing operations, federal armed bank robbery, receipt, possession and distribution of child pornography, and mortgage fraud, to name a few.
In numerous cases where we have been hired early on, such as after the receipt of a target letter, we have been able to negotiate down the charges and avoid a grand jury indictment, and in some cases even prevent charges from being brought. If you are involved in a federal criminal case, you need to call our law office at 952-314-5750 or contact us online immediately. We are available 24/7/365 and we take these cases very seriously.
White collar crimes also arise in the state courts, and the stakes are high there, too. Although the state courts are typically not as harsh in the white collar area as the federal courts, any charge in this arena is still a serious one. We have successfully handled numerous serious state white collar crime cases that had our clients facing long prison terms, but which were avoided by the implementation of a good, solid defense.
The most common white collar crimes in federal court include:
- Securities and health care fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Mortgage, wire, Internet and postal mail fraud
- Identity theft
- Tax, check and credit card violations
- Extortion, blackmail and bribery
The list goes on and on. If you have been charged with any of these, you need a white collar crimes attorney who will stand by your side and fight hard to obtain the very best possible outcome in your case.
White collar crimes involve serious financial damage to others and the penalties can be harsh. Serious prison time and high fines are common. Even if someone is a first-time federal offender and an otherwise law-abiding citizen, when the U.S. government goes after someone, the stakes get very high very quickly.
Aggressively Fighting White Collar Crime Charges
If you have been accused of a white collar crime, The Law Office of John J. Leunig will fight hard to help you obtain the best possible outcome. John Leunig is a well-recognized and respected Minneapolis criminal defense attorney who has a proven track record of success in this difficult area. He has 27 years of experience defending clients in federal and state courts for white collar crimes, and he is a criminal law specialist certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association.
To find out how we can help you, call our office immediately at 952-314-5750 or contact us online.