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White-collar crimes are typically sophisticated, non-violent ways that involve illegal attempts to extort money from others or avoid paying what you owe.
- tax evasion,
- receiving kickbacks, and
- money laundering
are just some of the examples of white-collar crime.
The consequences of a conviction can be severe since the government typically prosecutes them at the federal level.
It is easy to feel intimidated when you are under investigation or charged with a white-collar crime.
However, it is essential to understand your rights, so you do not incriminate yourself.
Be sure to contact white-collar crime attorney Vincent Rivera, the first time you receive communication from the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Internal Revenue Service, the Securities and Exchange Commission, or another high-level federal government agency.
Indications That a Federal Agency is Investigating You.
In addition to getting a letter from one of the agencies listed above, you could also receive a search warrant informing you that a federal agency intends to seize your business or personal records.
Another possibility is that you receive a grand jury subpoena ordering you to surrender them.
In either case, it is critical to speak to an Vincent before taking any action.
Do Not Give a Statement to Investigators.
If an investigator attempts to interview you, say nothing and refuse to cooperate in any manner.
All American citizens have the right not to provide self-incriminating evidence, even when the prosecutor is the federal government.
If the investigator appears friendly, keep in mind that his or her job is to build a case against you. This person is not interested in hearing any defense that you may have.
Hire A Criminal Defense Attorney Immediately.
Time is of the essence in all criminal cases, but especially those involving white collar crimes. The longer you delay hiring a defense attorney, the more time the government has to build a case against you.
However, it's also important to set up a free consultation immediately so Vincent can help you fight these serious criminal charges.