Oklahoma City White Collar Crime Attorneys Defend Accused Clients
Proven advocates provide representation focused on positive results
While white collar crime is nonviolent, the penalties for conviction can be severe. If you find yourself the target of a white collar crime investigation, do not hesitate to retain legal counsel. At Butler & Flynn, PLLC, we are ready to protect your rights. When we get involved early in the process, we can often clear up issues and avoid criminal charges. If charges are likely, we work to resolve the case through a settlement that mitigates penalties.
Experience managing a wide variety of white collar crime cases
When it comes to managing the complexities of white collar cases, there is no substitute for a lawyer’s experience. Our criminal defense attorneys draw on more than 30 years of combined experience to handle cases of:
- Fraud — Fraud is the crime of theft by deception. White collar fraud schemes target private insurance companies, government programs such as Medicaid and Medicare, corporate investors, charitable donors, consumers, and a variety of institutions. Fraud can be accomplished face to face, by mail, by phone, or over the internet. Defendants who are found guilty of fraud face prison and can be made to pay civil restitution to their victims.
- Embezzlement — Embezzlement is the theft or misappropriation of assets by someone who has been entrusted with their care. Bankers, stockbrokers, estate administrators and trustees of trust funds have authority over assets that belong to others. They have a fiduciary duty to manage those assets responsibly for the benefit of others, but their access also presents the opportunity to commit embezzlement. Charges of embezzlement can ruin a person’s professional career, and a conviction can lead to a lengthy prison sentence.
- Tax evasion — Technically, this is fraud against the government. If there is evidence that failure to pay taxes was willful, a defendant faces prison time in addition to having to pay the back taxes along with interest and penalties.
- Racketeering — The federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) gives prosecutors the authority to go after ongoing criminal enterprises, such as those engaged in drug trafficking, money laundering and extortion. The RICO statute is a tool for prosecuting the leaders of criminal organizations whose orders are carried out in committing such crimes.
- Insider trading — This offense is essentially fraud against investors. Insiders who work for corporations or contract with them may have access to material information that can influence the value of a stock. As long as that information is hidden from the public, those insiders have an unfair advantage in the market and are therefore prohibited from trading that stock.
Too often, when individuals learn they are suspected of a white collar crime, they act rashly and make matters worse for themselves. They wind up being tried for process crimes, such as obstruction of justice, when the authorities can’t even prove the allegations that triggered the investigation. That’s why it’s always best to consult a criminal defense lawyer immediately. When you hire Butler & Flynn, you get reputable and knowledgeable counsel who defend your rights and fight for a favorable resolution of all charges.
Contact our respected Oklahoma criminal defense law firm for help with a white collar crime charge
Butler & Flynn, PLLC represents Oklahomans who’ve been accused of white collar crimes. For an immediate response to your urgent need, call 405-416-2711 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation at our Oklahoma City office.