White Collar Criminal Defense Against State and Federal Prosecution

White Collar Criminal Defense Against State and Federal Prosecution

Fraud and other white collar crimes are a highly specialized area of law, and being charged with a white collar crime is a serious matter. Conviction can come with harsh penalties, including fines and imprisonment.

White Collar Crime

The term white collar crime typically refers to business-related financial crimes and most involve some type of fraud. The broad definition of fraud is “deliberately deceiving someone else with the intent of causing damage.” The precise elements of fraud are specific to each fraud offense codified in state and federal criminal law statues.

If you have been accused of a white collar crime, a lot is at stake and you are likely worried about your future. Having an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side to advocate for you is invaluable during such a difficult time.

White Collar Criminal Defense Against State and Federal Prosecution

Our firm focuses on defending those charged with white collar crimes. We understand the federal and state laws behind fraud prosecutions and we know how to cast doubt on whether a crime was committed.

White collar crimes violate federal and/or state law and are often charged in:

  • Federal Court by the United States Attorney’s Office, or
  • Arizona State Court by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.

Whether in state or federal court, since most white collar crimes involve fraud, these cases are often complex and involve complicated legal, financial, and factual issues. Retaining an experienced white collar criminal defense attorney is critical so that you can mount a strong defense and ensure the best possible outcome in your case.

Criminal Defense From A Former Prosecutor

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. Even if you are confident that your actions were lawful, we strongly urge you to seek the help of an attorney.

When you hire us, we will thoroughly investigate the evidence and we may be able to dismantle the case against you:

  • Your rights may have been violated during the investigation.
  • The allegations may have been made unfairly against you.
  • In their zeal to prosecute these types of crimes, officials may unfairly target honest people.

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.