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White Collar Crime Lawsuits and Criminal Investigations

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Wisconsin defense attorney, Wisconsin criminal lawyer, Wisconsin white collar crimes attorneyWhite collar crimes are often complex and involve months and years of preparations before prosecutors bring formal charges. There is no official set of crimes under the law called white collar crimes. However, federal and state crimes involving fraud and finances are generally considered to be white collar crimes. These include things such as embezzlement, securities fraud, computer crimes, and identity theft.

Dangers of a Lengthy Investigation

Because white collar crimes often involve many different sets of financial records and a complicated set of facts, the investigations are often lengthy. Law enforcement investigations may span months, or even years..

What If There Is a Lawsuit?

Another consequence of the sometimes-lengthy criminal investigation process is that those who have lost money may file a civil lawsuit. As part of a civil lawsuit, defendants may be required to testify under oath and provide thousands and thousands of pages of documents,  Oral testimony or anything turned over in the civil case may also be used in a criminal case.

Once there have been allegations that you may have committed a crime, you need to find experienced lawyers who understand criminal law, how to represent someone in a criminal investigation, and the dangers of a civil lawsuit. If you do not have a unified approach to all of these areas, you put your freedom at greater risk.

If you believe you may be the target of an investigation, you need to speak with a knowledgeable Milwaukee criminal defense attorney. Do not speak to anyone about your case until you have consulted with a lawyer. Call the law firm of Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP at 414-271-1440 today to setup your consultation.

Source:

https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/943/III/20/1/a

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