White collar criminal defense in the Oakland/san francisco bay area

Robert d. byers, esq.

Fraud and White collar crime:

White Collar Crimes generally refer to financial crimes that involve an element of deception usually perpetrated by professionals, public officials, and businessmen.  These are usually non-violent crimes motivated by financial gain.

Typical White Collar Crimes:

  • Mail or Wire Fraud
  • Cyber Crime
  • Banking or Accounting Fraud
  • Government Procurement of Benefit Fraud
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Tax Evasion
  • Securities Fraud
  • Public Official Corruption

White Collar Crime is not fundamentally different from ordinary crime except that it involved individuals of higher social status, involves larger financial losses, and typically implicates some public interest.

Special considerations of white collar crime

Generally, White Collar Crimes have a considerable period during which the crimes are investigated. A typical investigation could last several months to several years. It is important to SEEK LEGAL COUNSEL AS SOON AS YOU ARE AWARE THAT YOU OR YOUR ORGANIZATION IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. There is absolutely no tactical advantage to waiting before obtaining counsel.

Call me immediately for a consultation.