The Experience Required To Defend Against White Collar Criminal Charges
At Law Offices of Joel B. Rudin, P.C., we bring more than 30 years of experience to individuals under investigation for or charged with white collar crimes, including various types of business or personal fraud, money laundering, financial reporting and tax offenses.
Our New York City attorneys have an excellent record of quietly resolving investigations without charges being filed, or working out resolutions that avoid or minimize the penalties for our clients. Whenever necessary, we vigorously represent our clients at trial.
In recent years, we have avoided indictment for the president of a major managed care company and a prominent real estate developer. We helped the CEO of a well-known telecommunications company indicted for money laundering avoid a prison sentence, successfully defended attorneys charged with making union payoffs and with mortgage fraud, and successfully represented a retailer charged with trademark infringement and credit card fraud.
Our White Collar Crimes Defense Practice
When retained by you, our staff, led by the firm’s principal attorney, Joel B. Rudin, will immediately initiate a full investigation of the facts and circumstances of your case, retaining forensic accountants, private investigators and other experts where necessary. We will closely scrutinize the tactics used by law enforcement officials to gather evidence against you, seeing whether there may be a basis to suppress illegally obtained evidence. We will then determine, with you, the most appropriate strategy to pursue — to avoid conviction, imprisonment, and harsh forfeiture or restitution judgments.
We defend individuals in all types of white collar crime prosecutions, including those involving allegations of:
- Fraud, including mortgage, bank, health care, securities, immigration, wire, mail, credit card, tax and other forms of fraud
- Larceny and embezzlement
- Money laundering, structuring, financial reporting and tax crimes
- Forgery and identity theft
We also handle state and federal appeals and collateral attacks on white collar crime convictions. We recently won an appeal for a client who, represented by another lawyer in a multimillion-dollar securities fraud, had been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. We proved that the government had violated the plea agreement in advocating such a sentence and, upon re-sentencing, our client’s sentence was cut by nearly two-thirds.