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For many people, white collar crime may seem like the kind of offense that happens only in certain professions. However, a person in any industry may face these charges. If people find themselves charged with white collar crime, they need to make sure they have a dedicated defense attorney on their side. At Dennis Boyle, Attorney at Law, we have the experience necessary to help you navigate this situation.

The legal system takes a harsh stance on white collar crime. Our attorneys have decades of experience in this area and can help you understand the charges and their implications for your life. We know that these charges can impact your life and your reputation for a long time, and we are committed to helping you achieve the best possible results for your situation. Our lawyers can help you with every stage of a white collar crime case. We can provide advice about internal investigations and interactions with federal agencies. If it is necessary for a case to go to trial, we also have the experience to defend you and your rights

What Is White Collar Crime?
White collar crime is a better defined as a socio-economic crimes involving nonviolent offense that usually involve business executive or professionals and are motivated by financial concerns. People may seek to gain money or other assets or try to gain an advantage over other companies or colleagues. This offense can take many forms, but the underlying root is a violation of trust and the intent to conceal information or otherwise deceive people.

White collar crime may violate both federal and state laws. As soon as people realize that officials may conduct an investigation into their business practices, they should contact a lawyer. A skilled lawyer can provide advice about the investigation process and how it might affect individuals and their companies. At Dennis Boyle, Attorney at Law, we can help you develop a plan to ensure your business complies with the law.

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  • Without Dennis' counsel, I do not believe that I or my business would have been able to thrive in today's healthcare industry. His experience and knowledge of the law is truly indispensable. Definitely worth every dollar I paid him!

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  • Dennis is a gifted attorney. I had the opportunity to work with him first-hand on a variety of matters. Because of his depth of experience and intellect, Dennis was able to quickly identify issues and work toward a favorable resolution for his clients.
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  • “Dennis is an exceptional white collar defense attorney with global experience. I would not hesitate to call upon Dennis to advise, counsel, and try the most challenging cases for any client or contact of mine.”
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  • “Dennis is an excellent attorney. I have had the pleasure of working with Dennis on numerous complex civil and criminal matters. Dennis handles cases thoroughly and comprehensively, providing his clients with the best possible representation.”
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  • “Mr. Boyle represented my in a federal income tax issue that became criminal. He helped me through the process and worked with IRS agents and prosecutors for months to reduce me sentence. In the end, I received a sentence of probation and was able to keep my business and put my life back together. My trust in him was well placed.”
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  • “On one of the worst days of my life, my business caught on fire, and the fire endangered my house that was next store. As I was trying to help the firemen fight the fire, two people I did not know showed up and told me I had to leave. When I tried to explain to them that I was helping the firemen, I was beaten with a club and tased with a teaser. The two police officers, who had not identified themselves, then arrested me for resisting arrest and assault them. They then took me in handcuffs to the hospital and then to the York County prison where I spent the night before making bail. I hired Dennis Boyle to defend me, and after a jury trial, I was found innocent of all charges. “
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Types of White Collar Crime
White collar crime may fall into several categories.

Money laundering refers to the process of making money obtained from illicit enterprises like drug dealing, extortion or fraud and making it appear to come from legitimate sources. This may involve involves creating a series of financial transactions in order to obscure the original source of the funds. Traditionally, money laundering involved the use of cash; however, in recent years, other forms of financial exchange like precious metals, gems, art, real estate, etc., are used to launder dirty money. Closely related to traditional money laundering are offenses that arise under the Bank Secrecy Act which contains currency transaction reporting requirements. Basically, whenever an individual engages in a cash transactions of $10,000 or more. “Structuring” is a crime that involving braking $10,000 cash deposits into smaller amounts and depositing them on different days to avoid the reporting requirements. “Smurfing” involves breaking $10,000 cash deposits and breaking them into smaller amounts, to be deposited in separate banks, in order to avoid currency reporting requirements. 

Cyber crimes under statues like the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act which prevents anyone from entering a protected computer system, damaging a protected computer system, altering the information is any computer system. Another common cyber-crime is Identity Theft, a law under both state and federal law, involves the unauthorized use of another person’s computer credentials, government identification or other form of identity for the purpose of either financial gain to the perpetrator or financial loss to the victim. Cyber crime also includes all form of fraud, thefts, extortions, child pornography and any other crimes committed through the use of a computer.

Thefts of intellectual property under the Economic Espionage Act as well as criminal violations of patent, trademark and copyright statutes. These statutes contain both civil as well as criminal causes of action. Trade secrets are an extremely valuable form of intangible property and is becoming a more frequent target of both domestic and international actors.

Corruption offenses such as bribery and extortion (prosecuted under the Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud Statutes federally) are an ever-present form of while collar crimes. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act also prohibits U.S. citizens and businesses from bribing or providing other forms of renumeration, either directly or indirectly, to foreign officials. 

Fraud refers to the presentation of false information to deceive another person and gain something of value. There are several different types of fraud:

Healthcare fraud
Medicare and Medicaid Fraud
False Claims Act
Insurance fraud
Telemarketing fraud
Mail fraud
Wire fraud
Credit card fraud
Tax evasion
Identify theft
Securities fraud
At Dennis Boyle, Attorney at Law, one of our focuses is securities fraud. This type of fraud involves investments and includes situations such as insider trading or false reporting. We also have experience handling international investment cases.

Our defense attorneys are skilled at handling complex cases. We can help you protect your rights during this difficult situation.

Long-Term Effects
White collar crimes can have a deep impact on people's lives. The legal ramifications usually depend on each situation. People may either face misdemeanor or felony charges, and a conviction may include incarceration, probation, and hefty fines.

Even without a conviction, people may experience consequences. The government may require people to forfeit their property or pay restitution. Additionally, people might be detained in their homes. In some situations, the government may sanction a company. Our defense attorneys know that white collar crime charges can harm your personal reputation, as well as a company's standing. A conviction may be even more damaging. We are committed to helping you keep your reputation throughout the process and finding a good solution.

What Happens During a White Collar Crime Case?
A white collar crime case usually begins with an investigation. Officials may get a subpoena so they can go through a person's or a company's financial records. In some situations, officials may also get a search warrant and investigate a person's home or the company premises. Frequently, they will identify and interview employees, co-workers, vendors, customers, clients, etc. Normally, a grand jury will subpoena records, hear testimony and ultimately issue an Indictment.

The earlier an experienced white collar attorney is retained, the better the chances for a successful defense or a more favorable sentence. The defense attorney needs to be able to conduct an investigation in order to protect the target of an investigation. In most instances, cases are won or lost in the investigative phase,

These cases may involve many different federal agencies. There may be personnel from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Securities and Exchange Commission and Internal Revenue Service, and various Inspector General’s Offices depending on the nature of the allegations.

Our lawyers know that the details of a white collar crime case may be confusing for many people, especially if this is their first encounter with the law. At Dennis Boyle, Attorney at Law, we can help you understand every aspect of your case and advise you about the actions you need to take.

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Contact Dennis Boyle, Attorney At Law Today

If you are facing white collar crime allegations, you need to take action. At Dennis Boyle, Attorney at Law, we are prepared to help you with all aspects of your case and make sure you understand the situation. To set up a meeting with one of our qualified defense attorneys, reach out to us today. We are ready and waiting to speak with you.

Practice Areas

White Collar Criminal Defense

Those that find themselves charged with a white collar crime must make sure they have a dedicated defense attorney on their side.
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Investment Arbitration

These high-pressure cases can may prove especially difficult when dealing with countries known for high levels of corruption.
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Securities & Investment Crimes

With these white collar crimes you can face years or even decades of prison time, hefty fines and possibly other criminal charges.
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International Criminal Law

There are many criminal defense attorneys providing legal counsel throughout the Washington, DC area. However, very few of them have the professional experience and legal acumen to handle criminal defense on an international scale.
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Mail / Wire Fraud

Mail and wire fraud are two of the most frequently prosecuted crimes in the US. Both of these crimes are federal felony offenses.
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Fraud Cases

Fraud crimes are often prosecuted much more severely and often involve substantial amounts of money due to the violation of trust.
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Money Laundering

Money Laundering can lead to severe penalties including many years in prison, thousands of dollars in fines and asset seizure.
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Racketeering and Organized Crime

These offenses relate to interference with interstate commerce by threat or violence, interference with organized labor, money laundering, murder-for-hire and illegal gambling.
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Mail and wire fraud are two of the most frequently prosecuted crimes in the US. Both of these crimes are federal felony offenses
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Cyber Crime

Cyber crime is a relatively new and rapidly growing area of law. Too many people, and too many lawyers, think that cyber crimes are just like any other crimes.
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