Ottawa White Collar Criminal Defence Lawyer
In our Ontario criminal defence practice often even if the case is not “white collar” itself, our client will be white collar in background. A relatively minor domestic assault or drug charge, for example, brought against a physician or dentist might be as life-altering to his/her reputation and practice as tax evasion charges would be. Quite frankly, many professionals face the possibility of losing their professional licenses if convicted of certain criminal offences. Other business people face the prospect of failing background checks. In any of these cases, a full time, experienced criminal defence lawyer is required to achieve the best result.
Our criminal practice focuses most of its lawyer hours to the defence of major crimes and large criminal cases. White collar criminal defence is our primary practice area. How can that be? Well, the most serious criminal cases– for which the criminally accused has the resources to retain a seriously aggressive criminal defence lawyer—are white collar criminal cases.
Our white collar criminal defence practice focuses primarily on the following criminal charges: tax evasion, accounting fraud, investment fraud, deceptive trade practices, securities violations, insider trading, business crimes, organized crimes, gambling organizations, internet crimes, computer crime, bank fraud, counterfeiting, forgery, racketeering, land fraud, real estate scams, Nigerian scams, credit card fraud and more.
If you would like to learn more about how we can help you or a loved one following a a serious criminal charge, use our contact us box to request a confidential consultation with Richard Auger.
Ottawa White Collar Crime Lawyer Asks:
Reports in mid-August suggest that the government is planning to toughen white-collar crime laws. Apparently, this move is in response to the concerns arising from recent high-profile fraud schemes that left many with significant financial losses.
Possible measures include mandatory sentences for white-collar criminals and to increase the amount of time actually spent in jail when a custodial sentence is imposed.
Given the current political and economic climates, a person charged with, or being investigated for, fraud, tax evasion and other related so-called “white collar crimes” would be well advised to seek an experienced criminal defence lawyer as early in the process as follows.