Financial Crimes Lawyer
When you think of a financial crime, you may envision a white-collar executive embezzling millions of dollars from thousands of clients. Names like Bernie Madoff or Enron might come to mind. While those are some of the biggest financial crimes to come to light in the last few decades, not every one of these offenses needs to occur on so grand a scale. In fact, small-scale embezzlement and fraud schemes happen on a regular basis in every state in the US.
Financial crimes don’t have a single, easy definition. There are a multitude of different types of financial crimes, like embezzlement, breach of trust, financial transaction card fraud and theft, and forgery. Anyone can commit these types of crimes. A breach of trust requires a reasonable degree of authority over someone else’s finances to execute. They have a fiduciary duty to someone else’s money. That means that they have access to another person’s or company’s bank account or money and can make decisions on their behalf. An example of this can be an employee who handles the companies cash flow like a cashier. A fiduciary is supposed to act in the other party’s best interests. Sometimes, they breach this trust. A breach of fiduciary duty is one of the main components of financial crime. Financial transaction card theft and fraud is where a person takes and uses the credit or debit card of another without their permission. Forgery occurs when a person either signs another person’s name to a document or attempts to utter or cash a check that is either counterfeit or belongs to another person without their permission.
If the state is accusing you of a financial crime, it’s important to retain a defense attorney. Often, public opinion is decidedly prejudiced against alleged financial criminals. As a result, you need a lawyer that will be able to not only prove you innocent but also clear your name. At the Justis Law Firm, we’re a defense law firm that specializes in financial and white-collar crimes. Our founder, attorney Glenn Justis, has more than a decade of experience as a prosecutor under his belt. He can use that experience against your opponents. He’ll know how your prosecution will plan their case and react to your moves. He can stay one step ahead of your accusers. If you need an attorney with the skill, professionalism, discretion, and knowledge to win your case, look no further than the Justis Law Firm. Call us today to schedule your consultation.
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