Cugelman & Eisen

» Certified Specialists in Criminal Law

White Collar Crime - Cugelman & Eisen

White collar crime is a phrase used to refer to non-violent illegal activity that is characterized by deceit, concealment, or violation of trust. This type of criminal activity often involves fraud and theft, such as the manipulation of money and property through illegal activities like manipulation of business records, bribery, computer fraud, counterfeiting, embezzlement, health care fraud, identity theft, insider trading, money laundering, tax evasion, and telemarketing fraud.

Legal Considerations Involved in White Collar Crimes

In many cases, those accused of white collar crimes may not be immediately aware that they are under investigation. In other cases, an investigation may continue for a long time before charges are actually filed. If you have any reason to believe that you are under investigation or suspicion of involvement in a white collar crime, it is vital to retain qualified and competent criminal defence counsel to advise you of your rights as soon as possible. The sooner you seek legal advice, the better off you may end up. Your lawyer will be able to protect your rights during an investigation, and if charges are filed your lawyer will be ready to defend you at every stage of the case.

For the Canadian government, white collar crimes are expensive, time-consuming, and complex cases to prosecute and as such they are taken very seriously by the authorities. Most often, a conviction will result in a significant jail sentence. These cases usually require extensive analysis to construct a paper or computer trail or other evidence that can prove the specifics of the crime that has been committed and often require the use of search warrants. If the authorities seize documents or information from your home, office, computer, financial institution, or internet provider without the proper search warrant in place, a competent and experienced criminal defence lawyer may be able to exclude the evidence seized from being used against you at your trial.

Your lawyer will assess all of the evidence and legal issues involved in your case, and help you determine the best possible defence strategy for your specific situation. This may involve challenging evidence or witnesses, deciding whether to coordinate with other possible defendants, and presenting defence witnesses or documentation in order to assist you to achieve the best possible outcome in your case. In appropriate cases your lawyer may be able to explore the possibility of a plea bargain, which can enable you to minimize the charges or penalties you face, and your lawyer can negotiate with prosecutors on your behalf to protect your rights at every stage of your case, from initial investigation right through to trial.

Your reputation and your future are at stake. Enlist the help of a lawyer who has experience and a track record of success in defending clients against white collar crime charges. Don't delay. The sooner you seek legal advice, the better your chances of achieving the results you need to move on with your life.

Cugelman & Eisen: Barrie Criminal Lawyers Who Will Fight For You

The legal team at Cugelman & Eisen has more than 60 years of combined experience in criminal defence, having prepared and argued cases successfully at all levels of the Ontario court system. They have built their practice on hard work, clear communication with clients, and an unwavering dedication to excellence in the field of criminal defence; today, Cugelman & Eisen is one of the most highly regarded law firms in the Barrie area. They work in all areas of criminal defence and handle all types of cases, including impaired driving, domestic and sexual assault, property offences, and more. Bernard Cugelman and Mitchell Eisen stay abreast of the latest developments in Canadian criminal law, which allows them to provide the most effective defence for every client. They can assist you through every phase of your criminal case, from police investigations, bail, and pre-trial hearings to trials, plea negotiations, and appeals. The law offices of Cugelman & Eisen are located at 89 Collier St. Suite 100, Barrie, Ontario L4M 1H2, or they can be reached by calling (866) 715-9413.