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What To Do In A White Collar Crime Investigation

If you are a professional or local business owner, you might have directly or indirectly discovered that law enforcement is investigating you. Once you learn that you are a suspect, choose your next steps carefully.

For nearly 30 years, our lead attorney at Myron P. Watson, Attorney at Law has represented Ohio clients in complicated criminal defense cases. We know how to respond to investigators and white collar crime charges. In an uncertain time, you can turn to us for reliable legal advice.

Understand The Charges And Stakes

It is important to work with your attorney to identify any reasons why you or your business may be under investigation. Knowing the allegations can help you build a defense with the guidance of our attorney.

We have experience with complex white collar criminal charges such as:

  • Insider trading and securities fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Embezzlement
  • Identity theft and forgery
  • Wage theft
  • Computer fraud and cybercrimes

Investigators need evidence of a specific crime to convict you. They may seize your property if it relates to the investigation. However, destroying documents, hiding money or answering questions without caution could make matters worse.

We can begin reviewing your case to determine the most strategic path for your defense. Often, we can begin gathering evidence that could play to your favor, including testimony and references from the people who know you.

Your Words Can Be Used Against You

Whether during the initial stages of the investigation or after an arrest, what you say matters. Not only should you carefully guard your communications with state or federal agents, but you should also use caution when discussing the case with friends, family and co-workers. This includes phone calls, email and social media.

There are many potential defenses for white collar crime accusations, but it is easy to accidentally sabotage your case before you even enter the courtroom. We understand how stressful this situation can be. Myron P. Watson can help you determine how to answer questions and what to do to give yourself the best chances possible.

In Investigations, Time Matters – Get Defense Today

Even if you have not received formal charges, the case against you could already be underway. The outcome of the investigation or criminal defense case may depend on your actions today. For a free initial consultation with our Cleveland lawyer, call 216-800-5333 or send us an email.