Pittsburgh White Collar Crime Defense Attorneys Represent You with Diligence and Zeal
Diligent Pennsylvania lawyers challenge financial crime allegations
State and federal allegations involving white collar crimes frequently result from detailed investigations and might rely on the faulty assumptions of informants. The criminal law Western Pennsylvania attorneys of Phil DiLucente & Associates, LLC in Downtown Pittsburgh have the knowledge and resources to identify flaws that are sometimes in the government’s case. If you have been targeted for prosecution related to purported embezzlement, fraud, bribery or some other white collar offense, our firm is prepared to defend you against the charges and advise you of your rights at every stage of the criminal justice process.
Diligent firm handles fraud, embezzlement and computer misconduct cases
Our diligent criminal defense attorneys represent clients in a range of white collar defense matters, including those stemming from accusations of:
- Cyber crime — Allegations pertaining to hacking, the transmission of improper materials and other computer activity could be based on faulty information or mistakes where there is no malicious intent.
- Fraud — Whether the particular fraud charge involves the IRS, mail fraud, wire fraud, banking, real estate, health care and insurance.
- Embezzlement — If you’re accused of misappropriating business funds, the severity of the charge hinges on how much was allegedly taken. Sometimes, these cases arise due to a misunderstanding about a fiduciary’s responsibilities.
- Forgery and identity theft — Signing someone else’s name to a document or using their identifying information can draw misdemeanor or felony charges depending on the amount and type of document involved.
- Bribery — When someone confers a benefit on a public official in order to gain some advantage, it is a third-degree felony both for the person making the offer and the official, if they choose to accept the bribe.
- Money laundering — The federal Money Laundering Control Act and Pennsylvania law prohibit financial transactions using the proceeds from criminal activity. This can be a complicated analysis and we can defend you if you have been wrongfully accused or potentially mitigate the punishment if pleading guilty.
- Racketeering cases under RICO — Many different individual crimes can fall under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act, which is designed to punish people who engage in an extended pattern of criminal activity. However, the broad nature of the statute sometimes leads prosecutors to use it inappropriately to target someone.
Even though white collar crimes usually do not involve violence, many of these offenses are considered felonies at the federal and state levels. By investigating and reviewing the underlying facts, we will attempt to have charges reduced to misdemeanors when possible when possible and seek to achieve an outcome that minimizes prison time or eliminates the possibility of incarceration altogether, depending on the case.
Diligent advocates represent defendants in state and federal courts
Many alleged white collar crimes involve interstate activity. Even if the defendant never leaves their home or office, using the internet, mail or phone can lead to criminal charges within the federal court system. If you’ve been accused of a crime by the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania or another federal prosecutor, it’s important that you retain an attorney who understands these types of cases, including the federal and state sentencing guidelines. At times, depending on the case, these cases can be prosecuted at both the state and federal levels. We have an understanding of both criminal justice systems and can prepare a comprehensive strategy aimed at securing the best possible overall result.
Contact a Pennsylvania white collar defense attorney for a free consultation
Phil DiLucente & Associates, LLC advocates on behalf of Pennsylvania clients accused of white collar offenses in state and federal courts. For a free initial consultation regarding your situation and options, please call 1.800.GET.PHIL or contact us online. Our office is in Downtown Pittsburgh.