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Akron Criminal Lawyer

White Collar Crimes

When defending a white collar crime, you need an Akron attorney with experience and dedication both inside and outside of the courtroom to deliver results for you. Attorney Adam VanHo has both prosecuted and defended individuals and corporations accused of committing financial crimes, including:

  • Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity (RICO)
  • Money laundering
  • Theft
  • Forgery

As well as other financial crimes.  

White collar crimes can be charged at either the state or federal level, and sometimes both.  The following courts could be potential locations for a trial.

  • All state courts in Ohio
  • The United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
  • The United States Supreme Court

Experience Defending White Collar Crimes Cases in Akron

White collar crime primarily refers to actions that are used to acquire money illegally. Since almost every business activity involves money, what qualifies as a white collar crime is impacted by a wide variety of laws. Additionally, white collar crime is often very complex and involves numerous individuals. What does this mean for you? In short, it means that it is quite possible to be involved in a white collar scheme without your knowledge.

Because white collar crime is nonviolent, it is also tempting to believe that there are no victims. However, state and federal agencies certainly do not feel that way. With white collar crime on the rise as a result of poor economic conditions in recent years, state and federal agencies have increased their capacity to prosecute financial crimes. The prosecution is generally quite aggressive in pursuing these cases and will not hesitate to seek maximum penalties.

In addition to any prison sentence, white collar crimes often carry with them huge financial costs, including restitution and fines that can total tens of thousands of dollars.  You can use to find a lawyer who can help with law enforcement agencies and courts to help keep fines low.  The attorney can also make sure that his clients are paying the restitution that they actually owe, as opposed to an inflated figure requested by victims.

If you have been charged with a white collar crime in the Akron area, there is too much at stake for you to rely on inexperienced defense.