Many people in Indianapolis and elsewhere across Indiana might not immediately think of alleged wrongdoing in the white collar realm when they consider major categories in the criminal law universe. Other types of crime – sexual assaults, drunk driving and drug offenses, for example – often come to mind far more readily.
Here’s a fact, though: Investigatory efforts and resulting convictions concerning white collar criminal activity have actually spiked dramatically in recent years.
Some essential takeaways regarding white collar crime probes
A fundamental point to underscore concerning the white collar crime sphere is its sheer breadth and depth. We spotlight that on our website at the established Indianapolis criminal defense firm of Kammen & Moudy. Police agencies and task forces – routinely well-staffed and with deep pockets – zero in on alleged misconduct that spans an impressively wide universe of possibilities. A representative bullet list includes entrants such as these:
- Tax evasion
- Insider trading
- Myriad types of fraud
- Money laundering
Here’s an ancillary point linked with those and additional offenses: They are often investigated and prosecuted at both the state and federal level, which can easily lead to a wide panoply of charges and ramped-up exactions. We duly note on our website that “defendants must tread carefully when facing allegations.”
The “reality” surrounding a given white collar case can be less than clear. In fact, it is often subject to varied interpretations, leaving a proven and aggressive legal team with grounds to argue persuasively for a client’s best interests and a case outcome marked by maximum mitigation.
We welcome contacts to the firm regarding questions relevant to this singular legal sphere, as well as queries related to other criminal defense concerns.