What To Do When You’re Charged With A White Collar Crime
Nothing can bring a professional career to a screeching halt like being charged with a white collar criminal offense. The allegation itself can leave you shaken to the core and your career on unsteady ground. Just as bad, the charges can have a negative impact on your family, your financial standing, your reputation and your future.
At Stanton D. Levenson, P.A. Law Offices, in Pittsburgh, I am an attorney who firmly believes in helping professionals like yourself minimize the negative impact a serious criminal charge can have on their lives. With decades of experience defending clients against life-altering criminal charges, I strive to provide high-level defense services that focus on obtaining the best results possible for you and your situation.
Defining You Against White Collar Charges
White collar crimes can run the gamut of everything from fraud to embezzlement. While things like corporate crimes are often markedly different from securities fraud, these allegations typically share a few defining characteristics. In white collar cases, the government typically alleges that the offense was:
- Motivated by financial gain
- Committed under the pretense of valid business activities
- Intentionally deceitful or abusive
What happens if you’re charged and convicted? Even though you may have a mental image of white collar offenders enjoying lives of relative luxury, federal prison is no country club. Those who go through punishments such as long-term incarceration or fines rarely come out better for having done so. At Stanton D. Levenson, P.A. Law Offices, my goal as your lawyer will be to help you mount a strong defense against these allegations and obtain positive results in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
Experienced Counsel, Effective Solutions
Fighting to clear your name takes hard work and dedication. There’s no guarantee you won’t be prosecuted at both the state and federal levels for the same charges and, if you’re found guilty, your punishment might extend far beyond the penalties handed down by your judge. For instance, your employer could fire you. Or you might have to relinquish the professional licensing that lets you cultivate your career.
For experienced representation that focuses on achieving positive results, contact Stanton D. Levenson, P.A. Law Offices. Call me at 412-552-3231, or send me a message online, to discuss potentially game-changing criminal defense options. From my office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I represent clients throughout the United States.