Criminal offenses that deal with bilking people out of money without violence are often referred to as white collar crimes. These crimes, which may include identity theft, embezzlement, computer crimes, and fraud, are aggressively prosecuted. After all, everyone wants to protect their finances, so when money unexpectedly goes missing, or goes missing in a questionable way, those involved are going to seek to place the blame somewhere. This means that those who face white collar crime allegations may be in for a hard fight for their freedom and reputations.
There is a lot at stake when facing these types of criminal charges. The charge itself may tarnish one's image, but a conviction could lead to prison time, fines, and a criminal record that can linger for decades. This mar on one's criminal record can make it difficult to find employment, housing, and even an education. Ohio residents who are coming face-to-face with these penalties can find themselves scared and stressed about their future. Fortunately, these individuals likely have criminal defense options.
At Arenstein & Gallagher, we take seriously the fact that accused individuals are innocent until proven guilty. With that in mind, we have a track record of reminding judges and juries that the burden of proof is on the prosecution, and diligently working to point out the weaknesses in the prosecution's case. We have gathered our own physical evidence and witnesses to not only support our clients' side of the story, but also poke holes in what the prosecution may think of as an air-tight case.
Putting on such a criminal defense isn't easy, though. In a white collar crime case, it may require the calling of forensic accounting experts to testify, aggressively cross-examining adverse witnesses, and utilizing the trial rules and the rules of evidence to one's advantage. It requires a deep understanding of the law and the ability to think quickly on one's feet. Our skilled attorneys have practiced these skills and have put them to work for our clients in the past.