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White Collar Crime Lawyers In Pennsylvania

White collar crime charges can turn your life upside down and have a damaging impact on your professional and social standing. The stress of being investigated and charged with a crime can strain personal and family relationships as well. At Gross McGinley, LLP, our white collar crime lawyers provide exceptional legal counsel and aggressive defense for individuals, business owners, non-profit organizations, and others facing charges in Pennsylvania. Our combination of criminal defense and business services attorneys work hand in hand to deliver a successful joint defense on your behalf.




What to know about white collar crime charges in PA:

Which types of white collar crime cases does Gross McGinley handle?

Are there stiff penalties for white collar crimes?

How can the lawyers at Gross McGinley help with my defense?

What are some possible defenses for white collar crimes?

Why choose Gross McGinley to handle my white collar crime case?




Our Defense Attorneys Handle All Types of White Collar Crime Case

Securities fraud, corruption, and anti-trust violations are some of the most common white collar crimes. Many of these offenses are charged at a federal level. Our criminal defense attorneys are licensed to practice in federal court and are experienced in both state and federal litigation.

We represent clients in matters that include:

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Insider trading
  • Securities fraud
  • Violation of antitrust laws
  • Corruption
  • Embezzlement
  • Money laundering
  • Misappropriation of funds
  • Bribery
  • Tax evasion
  • Insurance fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Bankruptcy fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • Mail Fraud
  • Electronic investigations




Penalties for White Collar Crimes

Being convicted of a white collar crime can result in harsh penalties, including thousands of dollars in fines, restitution, and prison time. If a crime has caused significant financial harm to someone, federal and state sentencing guidelines often recommend longer prison sentences. Being convicted of a crime also can impact your social standing, family, finances, and ability to find employment. When your freedom and reputation are on the line, it’s crucial to have an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side.




Building Winning Defense Strategies in White Collar Crime Cases

Our white collar crime lawyers have the experience and knowledge necessary to build successful defenses. State and federal laws related to charges such as securities fraud, money laundering, and other while collar crimes are complex. Our attorneys possess a broad range of knowledge in these matters and work collaboratively to give each client the personalized legal representation they need and deserve.

Gross McGinley, LLP, serves clients in many different sectors, including banking, insurance, real estate, and regulatory compliance. Our defense team includes a former prosecutor of white collar crime cases in Northampton County for over a decade. We have the experience, skills, and resources required to thoroughly investigate your case and develop compelling defense strategies.

We’re dedicated to protecting your rights and are committed to achieving the best outcome for our clients. Our white collar crime lawyers are seasoned negotiators who use their skills to work with prosecutors and those affected by the crime to have charges dropped or reduced if appropriate.




Possible Defenses for White Collar Crimes

Each circumstance is unique, but there are several common defenses that may be employed in white collar crime cases. It is important to remember that defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty, and the onus of proving guilt rests solely on the prosecution. Some possible defense strategies include:

  • Insufficient evidence. Even if a case seems like a slam dunk for the prosecution, if they don’t have enough evidence, it may be dismissed, or a jury may reach a verdict of not guilty. Our white collar crime attorneys may be able to poke holes in the prosecution’s case and disprove their arguments.
  • Lack of intent. The prosecution must prove two specific elements in a white collar crime case. They must show that what the defendant did was unlawful, and that that defendant intended to commit the crime. In some cases, a defendant may not have benefitted financially or even known they were committing a crime. If the prosecution fails to prove the defendant’s act was deliberate and for financial gain, they may not get a conviction.
  • Lack of knowledge. Generally, lack of knowledge usually is not a feasible defense for a crime. However, if multiple parties were involved and the defendant truly was in the dark about what was happening, they may have a viable defense.
  • Coercion. Forcing someone to commit a crime by threatening, intimidating, or blackmailing them is coercion. If the defendant’s acts were due to coercion, they may be able to present it as a defense.
  • Entrapment. When a law enforcement officer or government official influences someone to commit a crime they never would have committed otherwise, entrapment may be used as a defense.




Why Choose Our White Collar Crime Lawyers?

White collar crime is a complex area of criminal law. Our teams of litigation attorneys and defense lawyers stay on top of the latest developments in legal, legislative, and business protocols related to white collar crimes. Our dedication to sharing knowledge with each other and our common goal of providing exceptional legal representation help us work toward positive outcomes for our clients. We’re committed to serving you with compassion, integrity, and respect. Our forward-thinking, “clients first” philosophy is at the heart of everything we do. Our white collar crime lawyers always keep your interests at the forefront and fight vigorously to protect your rights.




Consult With Our White Collar Crime Attorneys

At Gross McGinley, LLP, our criminal defense attorneys have a track record of success in handling complex white collar crime cases. You can trust us to provide professional, practical legal services tailored to meet your specific needs. To schedule a consultation with a white collar crime lawyer in Pennsylvania, contact us online or call us at 610-820-5450 today. We provide a wide range of legal services, including family law, business law, litigation, estate planning, business and employment law, real estate, and more.

White Collar Crimes Team

View Profile Gross McGinley Allentown Law Firm Attorney Michael J. Blum

Michael J. Blum

Senior Counsel
View Profile Gross McGinley Allentown Law Firm Attorney Robert M. Campbell

Robert M. Campbell

Senior Counsel
View Profile Gross McGinley Allentown Law Firm Sara Hart Charette

Sarah Hart Charette

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Philip D. Lauer


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