Do You Need a South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorney for a White Collar Allegation?

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If you’ve been charged with a white collar crime, there’s a good chance that you are new to the criminal justice system. White collar crimes are usually associated with people who are successful in their careers, and generally law abiding citizens. The crimes that they are accused of are generally non-violent, and include things like embezzlement, fraud, or tax evasion. If you have been charged or are being investigated for a white collar crime, then you need to contact a skilled South Carolina criminal defense attorney with the David Aylor Law Offices.

Some examples of white collar crimes that we have experience with include money laundering and counterfeiting, computer and account hacking, fraud (including bankruptcy fraud, insurance fraud, and securities fraud), forgery, embezzlement, and crimes related to the environment, just to name a few examples. Here, we’ll focus on some of the most common white collar crimes that we see in our practice, which include embezzlement, securities fraud, and tax evasion.

Are You Being Investigated for Embezzlement Crimes?

Embezzlement and breach of trust crimes are among the most common white collar criminal accusations that we deal with in South Carolina. They differ from crimes like larceny in that the accused party has some kind of trust with a particular company, with property, or with financial assets. They are entrusted with access to these accounts and assets, and are accused of abusing that trust through what amounts to white collar theft. For this reason, the defendant in a white collar embezzlement crime is usually in a position like management or accounting. Just because you’re being investigated, though it is a frightening experience, that doesn’t mean that you are actually guilty of wrongdoing. Contact the David Aylor Law Offices for skilled representation.

Are you Being Investigated for Securities Fraud Crimes?

Securities fraud crimes are another area of criminal accusation that we see in our white collar crime cases. They involve suspicious behaviors that could indicate illegal practices in trading and investment. The investigation is typically started by the Securities and Exchange Commission, and it will start with an audit of all transactions, the suspicious ones and the ordinary ones. Further, the investigation can be started by a single person reporting you, even if their information is mistaken. It can also be brought on by suspicious trading and investment behavior. You’ll want to avoid talking to the investigators or law enforcement, even if you know that you are innocent. You could still end up saying something that will later be used against you. The best thing to do in this situation is to contact the South Carolina criminal defense attorneys at the David Aylor Law Offices before you speak to anyone about the investigation.

Are You Being Investigated for Tax Evasion Crimes?

When the IRS suspects you of tax evasion and starts an investigation, that can be quite a terrifying experience. Nobody wants to be on the wrong side of the IRS or the South Carolina DOR. There is no limit to their power and resources needed to investigate, and if they believe you’ve done something wrong, you are in serious trouble.

The penalties for tax evasion can include the seizure of your accounts and assets, not to mention the fines and potential prison time. It is essential to avoid going up against these entities alone. You need the skilled and experienced representation of a South Carolina criminal defense attorney to fight any kind of tax evasion charge.  It is also important to be aware that simply making an error is not the same as tax evasion. It is natural to be very concerned when a mistake is discovered, especially if that mistake appears as though it might have been intentional, and this is why it’s so important to have an attorney on your side.

The David Aylor Law Offices Criminal Defense Attorneys Are Here For You

When you are being investigated for or have been charged with any of these white collar crimes, or any other, you need a confident and experienced South Carolina criminal defense attorney to represent you and defend your rights. Don’t talk to law enforcement or to anyone who is investigating the alleged crime without first contacting an attorney. Your initial consultation is free, and we’ll make sure that you are informed of your options and protected against injustice.