Strong Knoxville White Collar Defense Lawyers
Attorneys respected for their ability to protect your rights and have charges dismissed or reduced
White-collar crimes are offenses committed by businesses and individuals for financial gain. Most white-collar cases involve complaints of fraud, deceit, concealment, or breach of trust. They generally do not involve force or threats of violence. The penalties for convictions include long jail sentences, forfeiture of assets, large financial penalties, and fines. Convictions can also include the loss of your professional license. Anyone or any business charged with a white-collar crime is justifiably anxious about the potential loss of freedom and the damages to their finances.
At Banks and Jones, our lawyers have earned the respect of prosecutors and clients alike for our unique ability to contest white-collar criminal charges. We advise you immediately of your rights and guide you through each stage of the criminal litigation process. Our Knoxville trial lawyers seek to exclude evidence that was illegally obtained and to show that the government has failed to prove its claims. We have had many charges dismissed. Our lawyers have also negotiated plea agreements to help the accused stay out of jail.
Typical white-collar crimes
Our Knoxville criminal defense lawyers represent clients in both federal and state courts. In most criminal cases, charges are brought in only one jurisdiction (federal or state) depending on which law is alleged to have been broken. In some cases, charges may be brought in both federal court and in Tennessee courts.
White-collar crimes include:
- Illegal acts to avoid government oversight
- Fraudulent billing
- RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) charges
- Various types of fraud including:
- Tax fraud
- Health care fraud
- Check fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Corporate fraud
- Telemarketing fraud
- Violations of securities and commodities law
- Antitrust violations
We also represent clients in the newer types of white-collar crimes such as identity theft and Internet fraud.
Protecting the rights of anyone charged with a white-collar crime
Our seasoned attorneys have the respect of our peers because we aggressively contest every charge. We hold the government to the fundamental standard that no conviction should succeed where there is a reasonable doubt. We succeed because we:
- Work to exclude evidence that was improperly seized in violation of the fourth amendment to the U. S. Constitution
- Fight to exclude statements given in violation of your rights under the fifth amendment to be free from incriminating yourself
- Work with financial experts to fully understand and justify your financial transactions
- Show that that the prosecution hasn’t met its duty to prove each element of every charge against you
- Understand how the jury selection process works
- Contest whether the government has proper jurisdiction over your case
Our lawyers also understand the grand jury process and the federal and Tennessee sentencing guidelines.
We are experienced at discovering and asserting the flaws in the government’s case and in the credibility of witnesses against you. We are adept at tough cross-examination of witnesses who are trying to jeopardize your freedom.
Speak with tough criminal defense attorneys who tackle the complex cases
At Banks and Jones, we represent corporate executives and managers, financial professionals, government officials, organizations, and large and small businesses. We understand how frightening these cases are for the families and business partners of anyone charged with a white-collar crime. Our Knoxville white-collar lawyers have the experience to fight your case by fully asserting every legal defense. For attorneys who understand how to win, please phone us at 865.407.2122 or contact us.