If you are under investigation for a white-collar crime, your first instinct might be to panic and do whatever you believe it takes to avoid an arrest. You may not even be certain what specific crimes you may be facing and if you need white collar crime defense. In this situation, the best first step is to enlist the help of a powerful legal advocate as early in the process as possible to speak on your behalf to prosecutors.
White collar criminal defense attorney Robin R. Scroggie represents clients who are under investigation or charged with white collar crimes. Regardless of whether formal charges have been filed, he can skillfully initiate an open dialogue on your behalf with law enforcement and the federal prosecution for the best outcome possible, which frequently is the avoidance of any criminal charges whatsoever.
Before you speak to law enforcement or the prosecution about your charges or a pending investigation, make sure you have a strong advocate on your side. Contact Rob Scroggie today.
Comprehensive Representation From a Skilled White Collar Crimes Lawyer
With more than 20 years of experience as a criminal defense attorney, plus experience as law clerk to a federal judge, as a former federal prosecutor and as a large law firm attorney, Rob is able to defend you against charges for a wide range of white collar crimes, including:
- Theft by False Pretenses
- Tax evasion
- Money laundering
- Environmental crimes
- Trademark or copyright infringement
- Customs and import/export crimes
- Endangered species offenses
- Embargo violations
- Grand Jury investigations
- Pre-indictment investigations
- Grand Jury subpoenas
- SEC Investigations
- FBI Investigations
- Homeland Security Violations
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White-collar crime differs from “blue collar” crime in the way that each offense is carried out. While white-collar refers to many non-violent crimes, a blue-collar crime is often associated with some type of physical force.
Am I Being Investigated?
In nearly every type of blue-collar crime, the subject is usually unaware of an ongoing investigation. Alternatively, most white-collar offenses involve a pre-indictment phase on a specific target, where a suspect knows, or believes, they are being investigated for a white-collar crime. The investigation can involve one or more various agencies including:
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Internal Revenue Service
- Securities and Exchange Commission
- United States Postal Service
- United States Treasury
- CIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Service)
- California Bureau of Investigation
- Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (BICE)(ICE)
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- Secret Service, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
- Arms Control and International Security, Department of Commerce
- Department of Defense, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae)
- Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)
- Federal Housing Administration (FHA)
- Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Small Business Administration (SBA)
In most incidences, a prosecutor will gather evidence to support the case against you and present it to a grand jury. However, the presentation usually occurs only after at least one of the events listed below happens to you:
- A search warrant has been presented to you to seize your business documents
- A federal or state agency representative has contacted you
- You that received a subpoena from the grand jury to produce business records
- You have received a subject or target letter which directly informs you that you are currently under investigation
In most incidents, a prosecutor from the United States or State Attorney’s office will send a target letter, which informs are you are now the target of an investigation. Most white-collar crime investigation will include a pre-indictment or target phase, allowing you the ability to hire a competent white-collar attorney to represent you before meeting with law enforcement, prosecutors or others involved in the case to discuss anything.
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Hiring a Defense Attorney for White-Collar Crimes
Hiring a skilled lawyer is your first effective step to protect your rights. A reputable lawyer will work as a legal barrier between you and prosecution/law enforcement. As your advocate, the attorney can help you minimize consequences, avoid charges or stop the investigation.
You can discuss your case with an attorney during a free initial consultation, where the lawyer will provide you various legal options to defend the charges of your alleged offense. Your lawyer’s actions can minimize the case’s legal ramifications on you, your family and lifestyle. The legal help the attorney provides is crucial to ensure you have adequate legal representation to protect your career, reputation and livelihood.
As your attorney, Rob’s first step will be to insulate you from law enforcement and the prosecution — acting as an advocate on your behalf to either stop the investigation and avoid charges or to minimize the consequences of any charges. With a strong reputation and long track record of success as a trial lawyer, he is fully prepared to fight for your rights and the best outcome every step of the way.
Call Today for a Free Initial White Collar Criminal Defense Consultation
To schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced LA white collar crime attorney, call Rob Scroggie today at 213-620-9576 or toll-free at 800-400-4240. Or to send an e-mail, please complete and submit the online form on this website. Credit card payments are accepted and interpreter services are available if needed.