Do I Need a Criminal Defense Attorney? Fraud & Other White Collar Crimes
You need a criminal defense attorney if you have been arrested or charged with a crime. Being charged with a crime is a serious matter and conviction can come with harsh penalties, including fines and imprisonment.
Fraud and other white collar crimes are a highly specialized area of law. If you have been charged with fraud or another white collar crime, it is imperative that you hire a defense attorney experienced with defending white collar crimes.
Understanding Criminal Prosecution
A white collar criminal defense attorney can help you understand the nature of the charges against you. For example, if you are charged with fraud there are a number of elements the prosecution must prove to secure a conviction. It is important that you understand what the prosecutor must prove in the case against you.
Further, a criminal defense attorney can help you understand the defenses available to you. Every case is unique. The facts of your case may give rise to the affirmative defense of entrapment. Or, evidence against you may have been illegally obtained, possibly creating an opportunity to defend against that evidence being admissible at trial.
A criminal defense attorney can also help you understand any plea bargain that is offered to you by the prosecution. She can also help you negotiate more favorable terms of a plea bargain, or help get a reduced sentence.
Finally, a white collar criminal defense attorney can protect your rights and be your advocate through the entire criminal proceeding. If you have been accused of a crime, a lot is at stake and you are likely stressed and worried about your future. Having someone by your side to advocate for you is invaluable during such a difficult time.
Hiring the Right Attorney
When searching for a criminal defense attorney you want to find the best one for your case. If you have been charged with a white collar crime, you want to hire a criminal defense attorney who has experience in defending white collar criminal charges.
Criminal prosecution can be lengthy and highly stressful, so you want to hire an attorney who you think you can work with well and who you feel you can trust.
Ashley D. Adams worked for many years as a prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office. She has insider information that benefits her ability to craft a powerful defense against any fraud charges. Her experience on both sides of the criminal justice system gives her insight and expertise that few criminal defense attorneys have.
There is no white collar criminal case that is too complex or too challenging for us. No matter how difficult your case may appear, contact us for the legal protection you need.
Contact our Arizona fraud and criminal defense attorneys on the web or call (480) 219-1366 for a consultation. There is no substitute for the type of experience and diligent legal representation that a high-quality attorney can provide.
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