Maryland prosecutors take white collar crimes very seriously. Most white collar crimes are charged as felonies, which means that a conviction could result not only in a prison sentence of more than one year, but a lifetime criminal record as a convicted felon. It is not uncommon to see local prosecutors shift these cases to federal court, where your prison sentence could be much longer.
Many white collar crime cases also involve criminal and civil asset forfeiture actions in Baltimore, Maryland, when bank accounts are frozen and law enforcement officers seize cash, vehicles, boats, and other property.
If you were charged with a white collar crime, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in Baltimore, Maryland, to discuss your case. Call 443-709-9999 today.
Types of White Collar Crimes
The most common types of white collar crimes prosecuted in Maryland include:
- Mortgage-specific fraud
- Health care fraud
- Tax-related fraud
Economic Crimes Division in Baltimore City – Visit the website of the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City to learn more about how the division for economic crimes investigates and prosecutes a variety of financial crimes involving an economic loss, including while collar criminal matters. Find information on how financial crimes are prosecuted including the involving the unlawful conversion of the ownership of property (belonging to one person) to one’s own personal use and benefit.
Finding Your White Collar Criminal Defense Team in Baltimore, MD
My name is Jim Crawford, and since 1992 I’ve represented people charged with white collar crimes in both state and federal courts throughout Maryland, including Baltimore, Catonsville, Annapolis and Bel Air. I help clients charged with everything from writing bad checks to bribing government officials. Along with the other attorneys in the firm, we work hard to protect our clients in these types of case.
Our goal in a white collar crime case is to look for a defense that can explain or neutralize the state’s evidence against you. If the government has a weak case, it may be possible to avoid criminal charges. Even if the government has a strong case against you, which is often the case when a grand jury votes to indict you during the grand jury proceeding, early involvement by your lawyer can help minimize the possible consequences.
To protect your reputation and your future, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates. Jim Crawford and his team of attorneys are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To contact an attorney, call 443-709-9999 today for a free consultation.