White Collar Crimes

John Paragano, Criminal Defense Lawyer for White Collar Crime, Including Fraud, Tax Evasion and Embezzlement

What is a White-Collar crime?  

According to New Jersey law, white collar crimes can include but are not limited to:

  • Fraud
  • Tax evasion
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • Bribery
  • Theft
  • Any other financially driven crime.  

Depending on the charge, being convicted of a white-collar crime can include substantial fines, restitution payments to the victim, seizure of your assets, and a potential prison sentence among numerous other penalties.  

What should I do if I am charged with a White-Collar crime?

Do not attempt to face these charges alone. Without proper representation by an attorney who understands the law you are putting your future at great risk.  If you are arrested for any type of fraud or white-collar crime, do not talk to the police. Do not try to talk you way out of what you have or have not done. The authorities will gladly listen, take notes and then turn their notes over to the prosecutor’s office to be used against you!

You have a constitutional right to remain silent, exercise it! Remain silent and immediately request to contact a criminal defense attorney who has experience handling white-collar charges. Attorneys are at an extreme disadvantage in defending you if you have given any information to law enforcement that can be construed as some sort of confession. Do not be antagonistic or sarcastic but be firm in your request to speak to criminal defense attorney. In the meantime, stay calm and remain silent.

Do I need an attorney if I am charged with a White-Collar crime?

Due to the complexity and sheer number of crimes that fall under the white-collar umbrella, it is imperative that you retain an attorney who has substantial experience in navigating and fighting white-collar charges.  In order to establish that you have committed fraud, a Prosecutor must prove the following:

  • That you made a false representation of a fact(s).
  • That you knew or believed that the representation was false.
  • That you intended to defraud, mislead, or deceive.
  • That the alleged victim believed the false representation, relied on it and took an action in response to it.
  • That the alleged victim suffered a financial injury as a result of the false representation. 

When up against a Prosecutor, these five elements can be difficult to contest.  As an experienced defense attorney, I understand the intricacies of white-collar charges and have over thirty years of defense experience fighting back against these charges. 

The Law Offices of John Paragano will work diligently to defend your Constitutionally protected rights and provide you with the best defense possible. For over thirty years, I have successfully defended numerous white-collar crimes and have achieved countless acquittals, dismissals and downgrading of charges. If you need an experienced and powerful criminal defense attorney to help you through these issues, call my office today

Choose The Law Offices of John Paragano for Defense of your White Collar Charge

  • 25 Years Criminal Defense Experience
  • Former Municipal Court Judge, Union Township, NJ, 1999-2005
  • Extensive Trial Experience
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • 24/7/365 Call Center and Availability
  • Evening Hours for Personal Meetings

For the best criminal defense in all of Union County, Monmouth County and all of New Jersey, contact John Paragano at The Law Offices of John Paragano, for a free consultation. Telephone 908.687.5999 or click to send an email. All consultations and written correspondences will be kept strictly confidential.

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