State And Federal White Collar Crime Defense In New Jersey
Being charged with a crime is overwhelming. Confronting the uncertainty of a future that includes the possibility of a criminal trial and potential prison time is exhausting and stressful. If you have been accused of a white collar crime, you might not even fully understand the accusations against you. With more than 30 years of experience in the criminal justice system, first as a prosecutor and then as a criminal defense attorney, I founded The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen to fight for defendants’ rights and protect the innocent from going to jail. If you have been charged with a white collar criminal activity in Camden County or any of its surrounding communities, I can help prepare and provide a white collar crime defense for your state or federal charges.
What Are White Collar Crimes?
White collar crimes can encompass a wide range of criminal charges. These crimes are usually nonviolent and almost always involve some sort of financial theft, including:
- Fraud charges such as bank fraud, wire fraud, check fraud, credit card fraud, mail fraud, securities fraud, internet fraud
- Bribery and extortion
- Embezzlement and employee theft
- Insider trading and tax evasion
- Labor racketeering
- Ponzi schemes and money laundering
- Copyright infringement
- Environmental crimes
White collar crimes can be complicated, and often take a lot of evidence for law enforcement and prosecutors to charge and successfully prosecute. Therefore, these crimes also require an intricate defense prepared by an experienced criminal defense attorney. I am passionate about defending my clients’ constitutional rights. I am certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney. I have the experience, knowledge and resources to prepare a thorough and rigorous defense for your white collar criminal case.
Fighting Federal White Collar Criminal Charges
While it is against New Jersey criminal laws to commit crimes that include fraudulent actions and deceitful conduct, white collar crimes are often investigated and charged by federal agencies. If the criminal activity crossed state lines or included the use of cyberspace or the mail, it can be considered and charged as a federal crime. If a federal agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was involved in the investigation and gathering of evidence in the crime, it can be charged in federal court. As a criminal defense attorney, I am licensed to practice law in both state and federal courts and I have successfully defended clients against federal criminal charges.
Accused Of White Collar Criminal Activity? Call Now.
If you are facing white collar criminal charges, whether you’ve been charge in state or federal court, I can help. Call 856-754-5501 today, or send an email through my website to schedule your free initial consultation. I look forward to answering any questions you may have and telling you more about how I would handle the specific facts and circumstances of your particular case.