Confronting White Collar Charges With Confidence
Charges of white collar crime can have life-altering legal consequences. Whether your case will be tried in Missouri’s state courts or you face charges on a federal level, the team at Wampler & Passanise has the experience required to combat the charges against you.
Because these crimes are often extensively investigated before charges are filed, it takes a skilled legal team to scrutinize the evidence submitted and navigate the criminal process effectively. Our lawyers have decades of combined experience and have gained national recognition for our work in criminal defense. We have the knowledge necessary to build a strong defense and protect your career, your family and your freedom.
The Consequences Of White Collar Crimes
White collar crime generally refers to a group of nonviolent crimes committed for the purpose of financial gain. Depending on the charge, these crimes can range from Class A misdemeanors to felonies. Examples of white collar crimes include:
- Money laundering
- Bribery and public corruption
- Forgery and counterfeiting
- Insurance and healthcare fraud
- Tax fraud
- Federal financial crimes
If convicted of a white collar crime, you could face heavy fines, restitution and imprisonment. You will also be burdened by a criminal record that could affect your career options long after you serve your time and pay your fines. Employers in white collar professions may be wary about hiring an individual convicted of committing a financial crime, which is why you need to aggressively fight the charges from day one. Hiring effective legal representation is key to protecting your reputation and your future.
It’s Not Too Early To Seek Skilled Counsel
Whether you have been charged with a white collar crime or are currently under investigation, having an attorney by your side is an essential way to protect yourself. Contact our Springfield firm online or by phone at 417-427-6800 to get started.