White Collar Crime
Attorney Scott P. Lopez has been providing the Boston area with skilled legal representation in federal and state white collar criminal defense for over 25 years. He offers his services in metropolitan Boston and throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- Is your company being investigated?
- Do you wonder whether you’ve done something illegal?
- Have you committed a fraud?
- Did you hack into the wrong computer?
Running a business in today’s world is complex and challenging under the best of circumstances. There are many ways you can be suspected of commiting serious criminal violations. If you are facing criminal charges of a white collar nature, or you suspect you are under investigation, contact Attorney Scott P. Lopez immediately. The sooner you hire an experienced white collar criminal defense lawyer, the better protected you will be.
When you are faced with difficult issues such as charges of embezzlement, fraud, tax evasion or SEC liability, retaining an experienced trial lawyer like Scott P. Lopez can encourage early resolution of your case.
Scott P. Lopez concentrates his practice on representing corporations, small businesses, and business men and women facing criminal charges, investigations and internal investigations.
What is a “White Collar Crime”?
Loosely speaking, a white collar crime is any illegal activity connected to business or commercial activity. It may be a violation of a criminal statute, and result in criminal penalties including possible imprisonment. For example, tax fraud can invoke criminal penalties. The following are a few examples of white collar crime:
- Accounting Fraud
- Bank Fraud
- Bankruptcy Fraud
- Computer Crimes – internet fraud, online credit fraud,
- Credit Card Fraud
- Health Care Fraud
- Mail Fraud
- Medicaid/Medicare Fraud – double billing, claims for unnecessary medical procedure
- Medical Device Fraud
- Mortgage Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Securities Fraud – SEC violations, insider trading
- Tax Fraud
- Tax Evasion
- Wire Fraud
If you think you may have done something illegal: Don’t just wonder or worry about it – find out for sure – call (617) 439-4990 so we can discuss the situation. You will find out one of two things: (1) what you’ve done is legal – you can stop worrying about it, or (2) you have possibly (or definitely) violated one or more laws and therefore need an experienced attorney to protect you as soon as possible.
If you have committed a criminal violation there are things you can do to mitigate your exposure. However, action must be taken as soon as possible in order to preserve your defenses and trial options.
If you are being investigated: Don’t do anything before you consult with an attorney. You have certain rights that cannot be violated by state and federal authorities, but you may not be able to properly assert them without an experienced attorney.
Attorney Scott P. Lopez has extensive experience representing target individuals and businesses before and during criminal investigations. He will discuss your rights and your options, and stand beside you every step of the way to ensure you are protected.
If you have been indicted: An experienced criminal defense attorney is critical at this stage. Your lawyer is your powerful ally during any plea negotiations and your defender at trial. Our experience in investigating and defending white collar crimes ensures you a high quality defense. Many white collar criminal cases are resolved by agreement. Attorney Scott P. Lopez is a skilled negotiator, and knows the “system” and its players. He knows the state and federal sentencing guidelines and how to work them – and how to effectively persuade prosecutors, judges and juries with his knowledge of the law.
If you suspect criminal activity within your company: Contact us as soon as possible. Our office can perform an internal corporate investigation to help detect fraud or embezzlement within your organization. Early detection permits intervention and possible resolution before any authorities are involved. Even if criminal charges arise, you will be in a much better position to resolve your case.
For your best chances with white collar crime, call Attorney Scott P. Lopez.
Attorney Scott P. Lopez offers white collar criminal defense and complex business litigation services to clients in metropolitan Boston and throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including Barnstable County, Bristol County, Essex County, Middlesex County, Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Suffolk County, and Worcester County.