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Raleigh, NC White Collar Crime Attorneys

Johnston County Financial Crimes Defense Attorneys

Lawyers for Fraud, Embezzlement, and Official Misconduct Defense in Wake County

At the Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC, our skilled criminal defense attorneys assist clients facing a wide variety of criminal charges including, driving while impaired, drug charges, and traffic violations. Offenses such as these are very serious and can lead to severe penalties upon conviction. There is another category of criminal offenses, however, that is often overlooked due to the understated nature of the illegal activity. White-collar crimes, including identity-related and financial offenses, can also result in harsh consequences and a lifetime of restitution payments.

Understanding White-Collar Crime in North Carolina

"White-collar crime" is a term used to describe non-violent offenses involving unauthorized access or theft of assets or confidential information for personal gain. Such crimes are often the subject of lengthy investigations by state and federal authorities, as they look to establish a "paper trail" of evidence. In many cases, a significant amount of evidence has already been obtained by law enforcement or regulatory agencies before an arrest is made. If you suspect that you are the subject of a pending investigation, it is vital to seek legal help immediately.

Johnston County Lawyers Committed to Protecting Your Best Interests

The attorneys at Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC are seasoned legal professionals with more than 35 years of criminal law experience. We understand how complicated defending against allegations of white-collar crime can be. Our team knows what is at stake when you are facing such charges, and we have the resources and tools to help with cases involving:

  • Fraud: Gaining control over someone else's property by deceptive means, including forgery or internet schemes.
  • Insurance fraud: Making exaggerated or false claims to receive insurance payments. Insurance fraud also includes intentional destructive acts such as arson of commercial property.
  • Extortion: Threatening another with the intent of wrongfully gaining some type of financial benefit or other advantages.
  • Misconduct in an official capacity: Using one's position or authority for illicit personal gain, including embezzlement or deceptive business practices.
  • Money laundering: Concealing revenue created by illegal activities, including drug and weapons trafficking.
  • Identity theft: Using the personal identifying information of another person to make illegal purchases or to secure credit.

Many, if not most, white-collar crimes are prosecutable as felony offenses. This means that if you are convicted of a white-collar crime in North Carolina, the criminal consequences are likely to include hefty fines and possible prison time. You may also be ordered to pay restitution to the person or entity damaged by your actions. Depending on the circumstances, your restitution payments could continue for the rest of your life.

At the Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC, we realize that the mere allegation of a white-collar crime could severely damage your personal and professional reputation, even if the accusation is not true. If your case is not handled properly, you could find it difficult to work within your chosen profession ever again. Our attorneys are fully committed to helping you protect your rights and to finding a favorable resolution. Whether this means negotiating with prosecutors to reduce or eliminate charges or taking your matter into the courtroom, we are ready to fight for you.

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

To learn more about our firm and how we can assist you in defending against charges related to white-collar crime, contact our office. Call 1-844-YO-PELEO or 919-989-3000 for a free, no-obligation consultation today. At Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC, we represent clients in Raleigh, Charlotte, Smithfield, Wake County, Mecklenburg County, Johnston County, and throughout the surrounding areas. Hablamos Espanol.

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