How a White Collar Criminal Investigation Can Threaten Your Reputation

How a White Collar Criminal Investigation Can Threaten Your Reputation

A white collar criminal investigation can threaten your reputation, even if no charges are ever filed. In fact, an investigation can threaten more than just your reputation — it can threaten your career, livelihood, your family, and your wealth. But how is this possible if no charges are ever filed?

Media Coverage

If the media gets wind of an investigation for a white collar crime, they are likely to run unflattering and unfavorable stories about you and your business. This can happen even before charges are ever filed and even if charges are never filed.

Unfortunately, once the public views such unfavorable media coverage, it may not matter that charges are never filed or that you didn’t do anything wrong.

Stress on Your Family

The stress of an investigation can take a toll on any family. This is especially true if you have children still living at home.

Stock Value

Even the faintest hint of suspicion that a white collar crime has been committed, can send the value of a stock plummeting. Moreover, employees may be left reeling and customers may begin to take their business elsewhere.

You may even experience a loss in your wealth due to an investigation. If you are heavily invested in your company and the stock prices plummet or other investors bail out, it can harm your portfolio.

Further, it is critical that you hire an experienced white collar criminal defense attorney to advocate for you during any investigation. Hiring an attorney even before formal charges are filed can help your defense considerably. While hiring the right counsel may be costly, the cost of losing your career and going to prison are far higher.

Your Integrity is Under Fire

For individuals suspected of white collar offenses, even the first hint of an investigation can threaten a spotless reputation and cause humiliation. Your integrity is being questioned. Your instinct may be to cave to the pressures of the investigation or prosecution, but we urge you to protect your rights and mount a strong defense for yourself and your reputation.

Being investigated or charged with a crime does not mean you are guilty of it. Allegations against you must be proven and we know how to challenge the prosecution’s case against you. Let the attorneys at Ashley D. Adams, PLC use their extensive fraud defense experience and skill to stay in front of the investigation.

When we represent you, we will analyze and evaluate each detail of the investigation looking for weaknesses and holes in the case. Our firm is highly-respected in Arizona for our ability to handle complex cases and defend our clients against the most aggressive prosecutors.

White Collar Criminal Defense

As a former fraud prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office, Ashley D. Adams understands the government’s tactics and knows how to establish the best possible defense for your case.

To protect your rights if you are under investigation or have been charged with a white collar crime or fraud, reach out to an Arizona law firm that has the experience and resources that you need on your side. We will fight back for you and protect your rights. There is no white collar criminal case that is too complex or too challenging for us.

Contact us or call now (480) 219-1366 for a consultation.


The attorneys at Ashley D. Adams, PLC handle state criminal cases throughout Arizona including the cities of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Mesa, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Maricopa, Gilbert, Peoria, Surprise, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Avondale, Chandler, Casa Grande, Florence, Queen Creek, Deer Valley, North Pinal and Sun City as well as those living in and around Maricopa County, Pinal County, Pima County, Yuma County and Yavapai County.

The attorneys at Ashley D. Adams, PLC handle federal criminal cases throughout the United States, including Arizona, Oklahoma, Utah, and California.