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Knoxville White Collar Crime Defense Attorney

Knox County Financial Crimes Lawyer

Lawyer in Knox County for Clients Charged with Fraud, Forgery, and Embezzlement

At the Knox County law firm of Jeffrey Coller, Knoxville Criminal Defense Attorney, we represent clients in all manner of criminal proceedings, including cases related to drunk driving, drug possession, and violent crimes. Offenses like these are quite serious, and they will result in severe criminal penalties for those who are convicted. However, there is a whole other category of crimes with which a person could be charged that is often overlooked due to the non-violent nature of the activity. White collar crimes, including financial and corporate offenses, can also lead to serious consequences and restitution payments that could last a lifetime.

What Is White Collar Crime?

"White collar crime" generally refers to offenses related to the theft of or unauthorized access to assets or information for the perpetrator's personal gain. The term "white collar" is a reference to the dress shirts worn by those who work in corporate offices and other professional environments. White collar crimes are usually investigated at length by state and federal agencies, as they try to create a "paper trail" connecting the perpetrator to the crime. In most cases, regulatory bodies and law enforcement agencies will have collected a great deal of evidence before a single arrest is made. If you have a reason to believe that you or your company is under investigation, contact a member of our team right away.

At our firm, we have the knowledge and experience to help you defend yourself against charges related to:

  • Fraud: Obtaining control over the assets or property of another person through deception, including forged or falsified documents. There are many different types of fraud, including insurance fraud, securities fraud, accounting fraud, and bank fraud.
  • Embezzlement: Misdirecting or concealing assets belonging to a company or organization for the perpetrator's personal benefit.
  • Money laundering: Concealing revenue obtained through illegal activity, such as illicit gambling or drug trafficking, to create the appearance that the money was generated legitimately.
  • Insider trading: Using proprietary or confidential information to make investment decisions before the information is available to the public.
  • Identity theft: Making purchases, applying for loans or credit, or otherwise using someone else's identifying information without authorization for illicit personal gain.
  • Obstruction of justice: Intentionally misleading authorities or hampering their efforts in investigating suspected illegal activity.

Protecting Your Rights in Tennessee

If government agents are requesting documents or information from you, or your coworkers are being subpoenaed to testify in front of grand jury, you need legal help immediately. Attorney Jeffrey Coller will help you understand your rights from the earliest stages of an investigation into possible white collar crimes. It is never a good idea to lie to the police or to federal agents, and we will help you tell your side of the story, as appropriate. We will work with you in protecting your constitutional rights as well as your long-term best interests.

A conviction on white collar crime charges will result in serious penalties, including expensive fines and possibly time in prison. You might also be required to pay restitution to the party or parties affected by your actions. Depending on the nature of the offense and the amount of assets involved, you could be making restitution payments for as long as you live.

At our firm, we know that just the implication of a white collar offense could destroy your professional reputation, even if the allegation is false. If you do not handle the situation properly, you might never be able to work within your profession again. Our team is dedicated to helping you find a suitable resolution, whether that means working with prosecutors to reduce your charges or fighting the allegations in court.

Contact Our Knoxville White Collar Crime Defense Lawyers

If you are being investigated in relation to a white collar crime, contact our office. Call 865-281-1000 for a free consultation with Jeffrey Coller, Knoxville Criminal Defense Attorney today. We represent clients in Knoxville, Mascot, Farragut, Anderson County, Blount County, Campbell County, Union County, Knox County, and throughout East Tennessee.

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