White collar crime is a general term that can encompass many types of criminal offences and fraudulent activities, such as Ponzi schemes, insider trading, accounting frauds, mass marketing fraud, real estate fraud, and other deceptive business practices that deprive another person of their money or property.
White collar crime can have a devastating effect on its victims, and for this reason, such crimes are prosecuted aggressively by authorities. The Crown takes white collar crime very seriously, and a successful prosecution may not only result in a significant jail sentence but will leave a stain on your personal and professional reputation that will follow you throughout your life and career.
Given the consequences of a criminal conviction, anyone charged with any kind of crime should retain an experienced criminal defence lawyer to ensure that their rights are protected and that they have the best possible chance of overcoming the charges. But in the case of white collar crime, the complexities and nuances of white collar crime investigations and prosecutions make it even more vital to retain a skilled defence lawyer at the earliest opportunity. The professionals at Hobson & Reeve understand the difficult legal and evidentiary issues in white collar crime cases and know what’s at stake for their clients.
It is important to reach out to a criminal defence lawyer as soon as possible because individuals who are ultimately charged with committing a white collar crime may have been under criminal investigation for weeks, months, or even years, and may only become aware of this once charges are filed. If you find yourself in such a situation, this puts you in a particularly precarious position, since the prosecution has already had ample time to build a case against you, and the time to prepare a defence ahead of a trial date may be extremely limited. Hobson & Reeve can hit the ground running and begin developing an effective defence strategy the minute you retain them.
Additionally, the skilled defence lawyers at Hobson & Reeve may be able to exclude certain evidence seized from being used against you at your trial if the authorities searched for documents or information from your home, office, computer, financial institution, or Internet provider without a proper search warrant in place. There are often multiple defendants in white collar crime cases, which may make it advantageous to coordinate a defence with fellow defendants. Hobson & Reeve’s extensive background defending these kinds of cases allows them to make the best decisions on such strategic matters. They will protect your rights and assist you in preparing the most effective possible defense in these complicated proceedings. If you believe you may be under investigation for a white collar crime, now is the time to contact Hobson & Reeve for a free consultation and case evaluation.
The legal team of Hobson & Reeve, Barristers has over 60 years of collective criminal law experience. Our lawyers have worked hard to establish themselves as formidable litigators in court as well as efficient negotiators on matters such as plea bargains. Both David Hobson and Dennis Reeve have served as Crown prosecutors; this experience gives them invaluable insight into each case’s unique strengths and weaknesses and helps them choose the best strategies for protecting their clients. They are dedicated to impeccable preparation, fierce yet professional advocacy, and providing the best possible defence for each client. Hobson & Reeve look forward to bringing their decades of legal experience to your case, protecting your rights, and providing the advice and representation you need. Call them at 866.619.9646 for a free initial consultation about your white collar crime matter.