Essex County White Collar Crime Lawyer
White collar cases in New Jersey are unlike cases involving most other types of crimes. A lengthy investigation often precedes charges, and defendants can face substantial fines and prison time without any evidence of physical harm. As a result, these cases require a strategic defense, and individuals who are facing charges for fraud and other offenses need representation from a highly experienced Essex County white collar crime attorney.
Skilled Legal Defense for White Collar Investigations and Charges
Scott Gorman brings over 15 years of experience defending individuals facing white collar investigations and charges in New Jersey. His practice encompasses all types of white collar crimes prosecuted in New Jersey’s state and federal courts. If you are under investigation, facing an indictment or facing charges for any of the following, you can contact us 24/7 to arrange a free initial consultation:
- Bank Fraud
- Healthcare Fraud (Including Medicare or Medicaid Fraud)
- Insurance Fraud
- Mail Fraud or Wire Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Securities Fraud
- Tax Fraud or Tax Evasion
Answering Your Top Questions About White Collar Crime Defense
What Should I Do if I Am Under Investigation for a White Collar Crime?
If you are under investigation for fraud, forgery, money laundering or any other white collar crime, you need to speak with a lawyer immediately. You need to start building your defense right away, and you need to do everything you can to prevent charges from being filed.
What are the Implications of Being Charged Under Federal Law?
Federal white collar cases and state white collar cases are very different. Different laws apply, various agencies are involved, and there are different procedures in court. Essex County white collar crime attorney Scott Gorman has experience at the federal and state levels, and he can use this experience to protect you.
What are the Potential Penalties for White Collar Crimes in New Jersey?
The penalties for white collar crimes vary widely under both state and federal law. In New Jersey, most white collar crimes are classified as fourth-degree, third-degree or second-degree indictable offenses and carry maximum prison sentences ranging from 18 months to 10 years.
At the federal level, each offense has its own prescribed sentence. For example, under 18 U.S.C. Section 1341, mail fraud carries statutory fines and up to 20 years of federal imprisonment. Prosecutors can also pursue charges for attempt and conspiracy following white collar investigations, and, in some cases, these “incomplete” offenses can carry the same penalties as a fully completed crime.
Additional penalties in state and federal white collar cases can include house arrest, probation and restitution.
Need an Essex County White Collar Crime Attorney? Contact Us 24/7 for a Free Consultation
If you need legal representation for a white collar case, we strongly encourage you to contact us right away. To schedule a free and confidential consultation with Essex County white collar crime defense attorney Scott Gorman, call 201-489-9199 or tell us how we can reach you online now. Our offices are in Essex County and Morristown.