Delaware County Embezzlement & White-Collar Crimes Attorney
White-collar crime can describe many serious offenses that typically involve financial schemes, including embezzlement. A conviction for embezzlement, fraud, insider trading, money laundering, cybercrime or other white-collar crimes in Delaware County (DELCO), Pennsylvania could come with life-changing penalties.
The criminal defense attorneys at Ciccarelli Law Offices want you to have the best representation during a serious white-collar criminal case. A premier defense lawyer by your side could change the course of your case. Our embezzlement and white-collar crime lawyers are ready to fight on your behalf. Call us today at (610) 692-8700 to discuss your case for free.
Why Choose Us?
- We have a proven record of success in litigating complex and high profile criminal cases, including stopping a felony embezzlement case before any charges were filed.
- We will work around the clock to achieve the best case results possible. Our white-collar crime lawyers understand how much is on the line. We want a positive outcome as much as you do.
- We take a group approach to criminal defense, assigning multiple aggressive attorneys to each case. A team effort makes for the strongest possible defense.
How Can Our DELCO Attorney Help?
Contacting a DELCO attorney from Ciccarelli Law Offices to take over your embezzlement criminal defense case will protect your rights. Our attorneys will look out for your best interests from the very beginning, advising you on what to say and what not to say during police interrogations. We will find out what evidence the prosecution has against you and build our own case defending you. Our lawyers will do everything we can to provide effective counsel during this difficult time.
What Are White-Collar Crimes?
White-collar crime is a crime a business professional commits, usually to turn a profit. Most white-collar crimes occur internally, from an employee or insider within the business. White-collar crimes can cost businesses and investors billions of dollars. For this reason, the U.S. government and state lawmakers tend to punish defendants in embezzlement and other such cases harshly.
White-Collar Crime Penalties in DELCO
Lawmakers in Pennsylvania take white-collar crimes seriously. A conviction for a crime such as embezzlement could have life-changing consequences. As a first-time offender in Delaware County, you could face serious sentences depending on the severity of the crime.
- Summary offense. Up to 90 days in jail and/or $300 in fines.
- Third-degree misdemeanor. Up to one year in jail and/or $2,000 in fines.
- Second-degree misdemeanor. Up to two years in jail and/or a $5,000 fine.
- First-degree misdemeanor. Up to five years in jail and/or $10,000 in fines.
If your white-collar crime meets the definition of a felony, the consequences could increase to seven to ten years in state prison, along with $15,000 to $25,000 in fines. Most criminal defendants also have to pay restitution in the amount the victim lost.
Defenses for Embezzlement and White-Collar Crimes
Crafting a strong defense for your embezzlement or white-collar crime case will take a review of the facts of the case, the evidence against you and your criminal record. Your attorney can personalize a legal strategy for your case to optimize the odds of a favorable outcome. The right defense for you will depend on the unique circumstances.
- No fraud occurred
- Lack of criminal intent
- Duress or coercion
- Intoxication or incapacity
- Insufficient evidence
Your Delaware County criminal defense lawyer may be able to convince the courts in DELCO to dismiss the charges against you or accept a plea deal that gives you a lesser sentence. If you have no criminal record, for example, your attorney may be able to argue a felony down to a misdemeanor charge. Hiring an attorney from Ciccarelli Law Offices could maximize your odds of positive case results.
Contact Our White-Collar Crime Attorneys Today
Embezzlement and white-collar crimes are serious breaches of the law in Pennsylvania. Your future could be in jeopardy if someone has accused you of a white-collar crime. Contact the DELCO criminal defense attorneys at Ciccarelli Law Offices today for a free and confidential consultation about your case. Call (610) 692-8700 or submit an express inquiry online.