Defending Allegations Of Fraud And Financial Crimes
There is no act of violence and sometimes no victim, yet so-called “white collar” crimes are very serious offenses. A conviction is punishable by prison and huge fines, and the criminal record can be career-ending for professionals, executives or public officials.
The law firm of Fetky & Petty, LLC, provides a sophisticated defense for fraud charges, financial crimes and computer crimes. We take more than our share of cases to trial, because we understand what is at stake and have the proven ability to counter the government’s case.
Accused of a white collar crime in New Jersey? Call today to arrange a consultation with our experienced trial lawyers.
White Collar Criminal Defense
We have represented doctors and health care administrators, licensed professionals, business owners, corporate executives, elected officials, government employees and other individuals accused of fraud, financial crimes or corruption. With 45 years of combined experience, our attorneys have handled hundreds of state and federal white collar cases, including:
- Embezzlement and misappropriation
- Official misconduct by public servants
- Health care fraud and Medicare fraud
- Securities fraud
- Tax fraud/tax evasion
- Identity theft and forgery
- Hacking and computer crimes
- Money laundering
- Mail fraud/wire fraud
We have defended high-profile clients, including the former mayor of Middlesex Borough, who was accused of siphoning campaign funds and misusing his office for personal gain. We help clients deal with the adverse publicity and mount a skilled defense to fight the charges or control the damage.
Challenging The Government’s Case
State and federal law enforcement agencies devote substantial resources to white collar crimes, and the punishments can be severe. For example, official misconduct carries a prison term of up to five years. What otherwise might be a simple theft charge becomes an indictable offense if you are a government worker or politician.
White collar prosecutions are often based on a paper trail or electronic trail. Our firm has hired forensic accountants to help us examine the authenticity of evidence and challenge the prosecutor’s version of events. When we can poke holes in their case or suppress questionable evidence, we create reasonable doubt and leverage.
Fighting For Your Freedom And Future
With experienced counsel, there is a wide range of possible resolutions for white collar offenses. We have helped clients obtain pretrial deferments to keep their record clean, or probation or drug treatment in lieu of jail. Sometimes, we can negotiate for dismissal of fraud or embezzlement charges upon full restitution.
When the plea offers are unavailable or unacceptably harsh, we are accomplished litigators who are prepared to defend our clients at trial. We have tried cases throughout the state of New Jersey.
Get The Right Experience On Your Side
If you have been arrested or indicted for a white collar crime, or suspect you are under investigation, contact us immediately. We offer a free and confidential initial consultation. Call our New Brunswick office at 855-774-5902 or use our online form.