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White Collar Crimes

Phoenix White Collar Crime Lawyer

Defending Clients Who Are Facing White Collar Crime Charges in Maricopa County

White collar crimes fall under a unique category of crimes that are generally committed within the business environment. There are multiple types of white collar crimes, and they all tend to involve an offense in order to receive some sort of financial gain. These crimes generally do not involve violence or physical injury, simply finances and personal gain using fraudulent or dishonest methods.

Why Hire MayesTelles PLLC

MayesTelles PLLC has taken on all types of white collar crime and has had extensive success in the majority of them. Some of our recent victories involving white collar crimes include:

  • Felony 2 Forgery Case- Dismissed
  • Felony 2 Use of Wire Case - Dismissed
  • Felony 3 Illegal Control of an Enterprise Case - Dismissed
  • Felony 2 Fraudulent Schemes Case - Dismissed

Are you facing charges for a white collar crime in Arizona? Call MayesTelles PLLC today at (602) 428-7104 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with out white collar crime attorney in Phoenix.

Arizona White Collar Crimes and Potential Consequences

Committing any offense in order to receive a financial gain in the business realm can usually result in charges for a white collar crime. Any of the following white collar crimes can result in serious penalties in Arizona:

  • Counterfeiting: The production and distribution of fake money, goods, or documents with the intention to deceive and profit illegally.
  • Embezzlement: The fraudulent appropriation of funds or assets entrusted to one's care, typically by an employee or trusted individual within a company.
  • Extortion: The act of obtaining money, property, or services from an individual or entity through coercion or threats.
  • Money Laundering: The process of disguising the origins of illegally obtained money, typically by passing it through a complex sequence of banking or commercial transactions.
  • Cyberstalking: The use of electronic communications or technology to harass, threaten, or intimidate individuals, often through repeated unwanted contact or surveillance.
  • Racketeering (RICO violations): Engaging in a pattern of illegal activity, such as extortion, bribery, or fraud, as part of an organized criminal enterprise.
  • Larceny: The unlawful taking and carrying away of someone else's personal property with the intent to deprive the owner of it permanently.
  • Trafficking: The illegal trade or smuggling of goods, drugs, weapons, or humans for profit.
  • Bribery: Offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting something of value to influence the actions of an individual in a position of power or authority.
  • Forgery: The fraudulent creation or alteration of a document, signature, currency, or other valuable item with the intent to deceive or defraud.
  • Fraud: Deceptive or dishonest behavior intended to result in financial or personal gain, often involving misrepresentation of facts, falsification of records, or manipulation of information.
  • Antitrust Violations: Violations of laws that regulate competition and prevent monopolistic practices, such as price-fixing, bid-rigging, or market allocation schemes.

Almost all of these offenses can result in felony charges in Arizona. Felony offenses generally lead to at least one year in prison, large fines, potential restitution to victims, plus more. Another consequence that can follow this type of conviction is a damaged reputation in the business field. You may lose significant credibility among employers and investors. Avoid these penalties by building a defense against the prosecution.

White Crimes Can Be Charged in Federal Criminal Court

White collar crimes committed in Arizona can become federal charges under certain circumstances. Federal jurisdiction typically arises when the criminal activity involves crossing state lines, affects interstate commerce, or violates federal laws or regulations. Here's how white collar crimes in Arizona can lead to federal charges:

  • Interstate Commerce: Many white collar crimes involve activities that affect interstate commerce, such as wire fraud, mail fraud, or money laundering. If the illegal activity involves communication or transactions that cross state lines, federal authorities may have jurisdiction to prosecute the case.
  • Federal Laws: Certain white collar crimes are explicitly defined and prohibited by federal laws. For example, offenses like bank fraud, securities fraud, healthcare fraud, and tax evasion are often prosecuted at the federal level. If the crime violates a specific federal statute, federal authorities may take jurisdiction over the case.
  • Multi-State Operations: White collar crimes often involve complex schemes that operate across multiple states. If the criminal activity spans different jurisdictions, federal law enforcement agencies like the FBI or the IRS may investigate and prosecute the case to ensure uniformity and efficiency in addressing the crime.
  • Federal Agencies Involvement: Sometimes, white collar crimes in Arizona may attract the attention of federal agencies due to their specialized expertise or resources. Common agencies include the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Department of Justice (DOJ), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and more.
  • Seriousness of the Offense: Federal authorities may choose to prosecute white collar crimes in Arizona at the federal level if the offense is deemed particularly serious or if there's a significant public interest in the case. Federal prosecutions often carry harsher penalties compared to state prosecutions, especially for large-scale fraud or financial crimes.

What To Do After Being Arrested Or Charged?

Your first step after being arrested or charged with a white collar crime is to obtain the legal help of a criminal attorney. The investigations and interviews that take place can be exhaustive and time-consuming, but we can help. We can evaluate each piece of evidence against you in your case and draft a strong defense plan to help you fight against the charges. Oftentimes there will be mistakes in police reports, violations of your constitutional rights, and misunderstandings that can all play a role in your defense.

Contact Our White Collar Crime Attorneys Today

Do not let yourself be convicted without putting up a fight. Our Phoenix firm offers a free initial case evaluation, which allows you to speak with a skilled attorney regarding your case at no cost. Combining extensive experience in criminal law and experience as a former prosecutor, our legal team is the best option when it comes to choosing your legal advocate.

Contact MayesTelles PLLC today ato get started with our Phoenix white collar crime lawyer.

We've Won Thousands of Cases

  • Multiple Theft & Fraud Related Felonies

    Our client, Ms. F., was charged with Theft (class 4 felony), Fraud Schemes (class 5 felony), and 14 counts of False Statements to Obtain Benefits (class 6 felony). We were able to get our client’s charges reduced to just one single misdemeanor and the conviction was set aside at sentencing. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court

  • Class 4 Felony Charge

    Our client, S.W., was charged with class 4 felony forgery. We entered a deferred prosecution agreement (TASC). Location: Maricopa County Superior Court

  • Felony 2 White Collar Crime

    Our client was charged with the second degree felony of "Use of Wire," but MayesTelles was able to achieve a case dismissal.

  • Client Charged with Forgery

    We were able to achieve a case dismissal on behalf of a client charged with Forgery (Felony 2).

  • Felony 3 White Collar Crime

    MayesTelles attorneys represented a client facing a count of Illegal Control of an Enterprise, a Felony 3 charge in Arizona. We were able to achieve a case dismissal.

  • Felony 2 White Collar Crime

    Our client was facing a count of Fraudulent Schemes/Artifices, which is a Felony 2 charge in Arizona. We were able to get our client's case dismissed.

Why Choose MayesTelles PLLC?

  • Nearly 200 Years of Combined Experience
  • Thousands of Cases Successfully Handled
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  • Former Prosecutors & Law Enforcement
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