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Albany White Collar Crime Lawyer

The seriousness of white collar crime was only recently displayed through prominent court cases such as Martha Stewart and Allen Stanford.  These cases displayed a revived determination of court systems everywhere to severely punish those responsible for white collar crimes and indicate to the general public that these crimes will be punished accordingly.  If you have been charged with a white collar crime, keep in mind that you have not yet received a criminal conviction, but are still able to fight the charges. Contact an experienced Albany crime lawyer specialized in white collar crime to defend your rights.

What is White Collar Crime?

White collar crime is a nonviolent crime intended to secure illegal financial gain.  The term “white collar” derived from the initial onset of these crimes during the Great Depression when sociologists noticed that a “white collar” employee was more apt to commit corporate crimes than more traditional street workers.  The Great Depression led to many white collar crimes as workers who formerly held high-paying positions resorted to schemes in order to secure their way of life.  At the time, crimes such as embezzlement and money laundering were not well-known in the criminal world, and involved vastly different tactics than other criminal offenses such as murder and burglary.  However, white collar crime emerged during this period as a new realm in criminal law involving more sophisticated criminals who understood how to acquire large sums of money illegally through their positions.

White collar crime encompasses a broad circle of many different crimes which include the following:

  • Embezzlement – the theft of funds or assets entrusted to you
  • Money laundering
  • Copyright infringement
  • Fraud, including tax fraud, computer fraud, bank fraud, and securities fraud
  • Insider trading
  • Grand larceny
  • Bribery
  • Extortion

White Collar Crime in New York

White collar crime has a lasting impact on individuals and can detrimentally affect a future career.  An experienced criminal attorney will be able to effectively negotiate with state prosecutors and argue your case to the court.  Insider trading is especially prevalent in New York, and Hug Law, PLLC understands the intricacies of the securities and trading industries, as well as the criminal law background necessary to put together a successful defense strategy.  Matthew Hug, a criminal defense attorney in Albany NY, who additionally understands the intricacies involved in money laundering and the connection of drug-related charges and money laundering, which are two unique areas of criminal law.

Charged with White Collar Crime in NY? Contact Hug Law, PLLC

If you have been charged with a white collar crime offense, do not hesitate to contact Matthew Hug of Hug Law, PLLC.  Hug is an experienced criminal defense attorney servicing Upstate NY who not only is aware of the unique section of white collar crime, but can apply his criminal defense strategy toward a successful white collar crime strategy.  He understands that white collar crime is vastly different from traditional criminal offenses and can be quite frightening to those who are unaware of the law process.  Rest assured that you will be in capable hands with Matthew Hug.  Each type of white collar crime requires a unique defense strategy which will best protect your interests.

Don’t wait. Contact Matthew Hug for a FREE case evaluation now.