Protecting Careers In White Collar Cases
White collar crimes are paperwork cases. Bank records, business records and other documents are relied upon by the government to build a case against you. The problem is that a case can look one way on paper but another way in real life.
A white collar case generally carries a lower prison sentence than a violent crime, but it is no less serious in terms of its consequences. Especially when I represent a professional, such as a doctor, lawyer or business owner, I am keenly aware of the career consequences of any criminal conviction.
I’m Dedicated To Protecting Your Rights
I am criminal defense attorney Keith Williams. I have dedicated my Greenville law practice to defending people charged with federal criminal charges in Eastern North Carolina, including white collar crimes such as:
- Fraud charges, specifically wire fraud, bank fraud, credit card fraud, mortgage fraud, tax fraud and Medicare and other types of health care fraud
- Embezzlement from an employer or organization
- Kickback investigations
- Making false claims to the government (under the False Claims Act)
- Money laundering
- Honest services cases
White collar cases are almost always about money. The larger the amount, the more likely the case will be prosecuted in federal court. I am the only criminal defense lawyer in the Greenville area who is board-certified in both federal and state criminal law.
Defenses Exist But Are Based On The Specific Facts Of A Case
Just as some evidence in a white collar crime case can make you look guilty, other evidence can support a lack of criminal intent. Police may stop their investigation as soon as they find information that looks incriminating.
My goal is to find what the government missed. It’s not unusual for a white collar crime case to involve thousands of records. As your lawyer, I will sift through all of it in search of evidence that shows what you did was not criminal.
Get An Aggressive Defense
White collar criminal cases often involve someone who has never been in trouble with the law. These charges can affect your freedom, your reputation, your property and your ability to earn a living. I understand the seriousness of these charges and will defend you aggressively.
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