When you are arrested, make sure you do not make any statements and ask for a lawyer immediately! White collar crimes can be charged both by the State agency and the Federal Government. So anything you say can be used in several courts of law. So don’t say anything that can be used against you!
When you are arrested for a white collar crime, law enforcement will try to pretend like they can assist you if you cooperate and tell them what they want to hear. This is not true!! It is the State Attorney or Federal Prosecutor who will decide whether or not to charge you. The Judge controls your sentence. Not the police! Answer every question with a request to call an attorney.
Next, call an attorney who is knowledgeable about white collar crimes!! White collar crimes are more complex than the average case. When you contact the attorney, ask them to discuss all of your legal options in a secure setting. The attorney will come and answer your questions. The attorney will also give you advice on how to proceed and what to expect.
If you have any witnesses, make sure that you get their names, addresses and if possible their phone numbers. If you have financial records that will assist you in your defense, make sure you make several copies and keep them in a secure location. When you meet with the attorney, provide them with all of this information. They can then use the information to prepare a defense.
The criminal justice system works slowly. Be prepared to take a couple days off from work or school for court appearances and appointments with your attorney. If you are in jail because you cannot afford the bond, the attorney will arrange for a bond hearing. They will also set your case for trial. This may take time. It is important to remain patient. The attorney has no control over how fast the judge hears your case.
Being accused of a crime is very stressful for all parties involved. But the attorney will help you to obtain the best possible outcome for your situation.
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