Garden City White Collar Crime Lawyers
Defending Businesses & Individuals Accused of White Collar Crime in Garden City, NY
White-collar crimes are nonviolent but are often financially motivated. White-collar crimes are often associated with business, corporate, or financial settings, but they can also involve government agencies or nonprofit organizations.
At Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco, LLP, our Garden City white-collar crime attorneys have the skills and experience to protect your rights and fight for your best interests. We will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for your case and will not back down from a fight, even when the charges against you seem overwhelming. When you choose us, you can rest assured that we will handle your case with the care and attention it deserves.
What is Considered a White Collar Crime?
White-collar crime is a non-violent, financially motivated crime typically committed by individuals, businesses, or government officials in positions of trust and authority. These crimes are characterized by deceit, concealment, or violation of trust, and they are often committed for financial gain. White-collar crimes are usually complex and involve manipulation or abuse of positions of power or privilege.
Common types of white-collar crimes include:
- Fraud: Fraud is a broad category of white-collar crime that encompasses various deceptive practices to obtain money, goods, or services through false pretenses. Common types of fraud include:
- Securities Fraud: Deceptive practices in the financial markets, such as insider trading or misrepresentation of financial information.
- Bank Fraud: Deception involving banks or financial institutions, like check fraud or mortgage fraud.
- Insurance Fraud: False insurance claims, exaggeration of losses, or other deceitful acts to gain insurance benefits.
- Credit Card Fraud: Unauthorized use of someone else's credit card information for financial gain.
- Embezzlement: Embezzlement involves the misappropriation of funds or assets entrusted to an individual's care, often within an organization. This could be employees stealing company money or assets.
- Healthcare Fraud: This is related to deceptive practices within the healthcare industry, such as overbilling for services, fraudulent claims, or kickbacks.
- Consumer Fraud: Consumer fraud encompasses various scams and schemes that target individuals, such as pyramid schemes, telemarketing fraud, or internet fraud.
- Money Laundering: Money laundering is the process of disguising the origins of illegally obtained money, typically by passing it through a complex sequence of banking transfers or commercial transactions to make it appear legitimate.
- Tax Evasion: Tax evasion involves the illegal act of not paying taxes owed to the government by underreporting income, inflating deductions, or using illegal offshore accounts to hide money.
- Bribery and Corruption: This includes offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting something of value to influence the actions of an official or other person in a position of authority. It can occur in both public and private sectors.
- Insider Trading: Insider trading is the illegal buying or selling of securities based on material nonpublic information. This type of crime often occurs within publicly traded companies.
- Identity Theft: Identity theft involves the fraudulent acquisition and use of another person's personal information, such as social security numbers or credit card details, for financial gain.
- Forgery: Forgery is the creation of fake documents, signatures, or instruments with the intent to defraud, typically for financial gain.
White-collar crimes can have significant economic and social consequences, and they are typically investigated and prosecuted by government agencies, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), depending on the nature of the crime and its jurisdiction. Penalties for white-collar crimes can include fines, restitution, probation, and imprisonment.
Ready to Help You Today
White-collar crime cases are often complex and may involve a number of different parties, such as business partners, clients, or investors. Because of this, it is important to have an attorney who can investigate all of the details of your case and obtain all the evidence available.
Our firm can help you understand your rights and can fight to protect them. We will work to protect your freedom and future and will do everything in our power to achieve the best outcome possible.
Here are some advantages of working with us:
- Expertise and Experience: Our firm specializes in white-collar crime cases, and our attorneys have extensive experience in handling these matters. We have a deep understanding of the legal intricacies and nuances associated with white-collar offenses, and we can leverage this knowledge to provide you with the best possible defense.
- Legal Strategy and Defense: When you choose us as your legal representation, we develop a strategic defense plan tailored to your specific case. We can identify weaknesses in the prosecution's case, assess the evidence, and employ legal strategies to build a strong defense on your behalf.
- Investigation and Research: Our team is equipped to conduct thorough investigations and research to uncover any mitigating factors or evidence that may work in your favor. We leave no stone unturned when gathering information to support your case.
- Negotiation Skills: We excel in negotiation and can engage with prosecutors to potentially secure a favorable plea deal or reduced charges, minimizing the impact of the legal process on you.
- Courtroom Representation: If your case goes to trial, you can trust our skilled attorneys to provide vigorous and effective courtroom representation. We have a track record of successful litigation in white-collar crime cases.
- Protection of Rights: It is our responsibility to ensure your rights are protected throughout the legal process. We are well-versed in the rules and regulations that pertain to white-collar crime investigations and trials, and we will make sure your rights are upheld.
- Privacy and Discretion: White-collar cases can be sensitive, and we understand the need for privacy and discretion. We maintain the highest levels of confidentiality and professionalism when handling your case.
- Customized Solutions: Every white-collar crime case is unique, and we provide customized legal solutions tailored to your specific situation. Our attorneys take the time to understand your circumstances and develop a personalized approach to achieve the best possible outcome.
- Peace of Mind: When you have us as your legal advocates, you can have peace of mind knowing that we are working diligently on your behalf. You can focus on your personal or professional life while we handle the legal complexities.
- Risk Mitigation: We can assist in minimizing the potential consequences of white-collar crime charges, such as fines, penalties, and the potential for imprisonment. Our goal is to help you achieve the best possible resolution.
A Nationwide Influence
Barket Epstein's attorneys are regularly featured in the media to discuss their recent cases or offer insight on current events.
Over Two Centuries of Combined Experience
Barket Epstein has 13 attorneys who collectively bring over 200 years of experience to each case. Our team is comprised of former judges, former prosecutors, professors and true thought leaders in our fields.
A Comprehensive Team Approach
Given the experience and knowledge we have amongst the attorneys at our firm, we utilize a team approach. Each client benefits from the expertise of several attorneys, not just the one assigned to their case.
Thousands of Cases Handled
Our Criminal Defense team has represented over 1,000 clients with charges ranging from DWI to homicide.
Three Convenient Office Locations
Our firm offers clients three convenient locations in Garden City, Manhattan, and Huntington.