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White-collar crime under New York or federal criminal law is a catch-all term that covers many different crimes that involve intentional dishonesty to advance a plot or scheme that enriches the person or causes financial damage to another. Because the types of crimes referred to as white-collar crimes are so broad, the elements needed to prove such charges as well as potential punishments vary widely. One element of white-collar crime that is often highlighted is the accusation of dishonesty which, if convicted of such a crime, can greatly impact your future and even prevent you from pursuing certain actions or career opportunities.

In any instance where you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony white collar crime, experienced criminal defense can provide effective analysis, perspective and an aggressive defense of your rights.

Understanding the Types of White-Collar Crimes

individual crime is. The types of white-collar crimes that may be charged under New York or federal law include:

  • RICO charges – RICO or Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations.
  • The anti-racketeering law offers both civil and criminal causes of action. Rather than punishing the actual instances of fraud or abuse, it is focus on holding the leaders and members of an organization accountable for the actions constituting criminal activity. A RICO prosecution can provide a prosecutor with numerous legal tools including but not limited to the authority to move for a pre-trial seizure and post-conviction forfeiture of your assets.
  • Money laundering– Though it can be accomplished through various methods, the primary aim of money laundering is to utilize, hide and/or legitimatize the ill-gotten gains of illegal activity. Typically, this crime is committed utilizing an ostensibly legitimate business transactions and/or fraudulent accounting.
  • Securities fraud– It is unlawful to make misrepresentations regarding a company’s finances to investors or federal auditors. Likewise, circulating information known to be false to manipulate the price of a stock or commodity is prohibited.
  • Insurance fraud– Insurance companies are sometimes overzealous in their pursuit to eliminate fraudulent insurance claims and reduce costs. Fraudulent insurance claims can take on many forms such as false theft and loss reports, phony accident reports,  overbilling and billing for services not rendered, etc
  • Medicare / Medicaid fraud – As one of the largest medical insurers in the United States many people come into regular contact with this insurance company. The difference here is that this one is part of the state and federal governments. Charges of Medicare/Medicaid fraud should be handled and defended by an experienced and knowledgeable white- collar crime attorney.
  • Mail/Wire Fraud– Wire fraud is a federal crime that involves any scheme to defraud another person or party by means of electronic communication (the use of an interstate telephone call or electronic communication). Similarly, Mail Fraud is a federal crime that involves the use of the United States Postal Service (or any private commercial interstate mail carrier, such as UPS or FedEx) during the course of a scheme to take money from another by fraud or false pretenses.

The above charges only scratch the surface of the broad-array of white collar crime charges that exists.

As often the charge of Racketeering involves multiple Law Enforcement Agencies, you will need an attorney who knows the unique operating procedure of each agency; Federal and Local.

Even if your case goes to trial, you can depend upon Mr. Knapp and his law firm to work vigorously for your best interests throughout each phase of the courtroom proceedings.

Strategic and Aggressive Represenation

Victor Knapp has been in private practice as a criminal defense lawyer since 1981 and his office is located directly across the street from the Criminal Courthouse in Kew Gardens, New York. He has successfully represented thousands of persons, including high profile targets, accused or suspected of committing drug offenses throughout his legal career during the investigatory, arraignment, conference, Grand Jury, Pre-trial suppression, trial and post-conviction stages. He practices throughout the New York areas and he is available 24/7 for emergencies as well as for all state cases on Long Island, Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan and Westchester/ upstate New York and for federal cases nationwide.

RICO Warrants, Racketeering Charges, White Collar Charges

Victor Knapp has been in private practice as a criminal defense lawyer since 1981, and has offices directly across the street from the Criminal Courthouse in Kew Gardens, New York. He has successfully represented thousands of persons, including high profile targets, accused or suspected of committing drug offenses throughout his legal career during the investigatory, arraignment, conference, Grand Jury, Pre-trial suppression, trial and post-conviction stages. He practices throughout the New York areas and he is available 24/7 for emergencies as well as for all state cases on Long Island, Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan and Westchester / upstate New York and for federal cases nationwide.

When you need a RICO Charges, White Collar Crime attorney or criminal defense lawyer, Victor Knapp is here to serve you. With offices conveniently located in Kew Gardens, the practice is uniquely situated to serve clients in Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island, and the five-borough area. To arrange for a private case evaluation, call (718) 263-9000 at any time or day or night. You can also contact us online.

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    Mr. Victor Knapp is a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Kew Gardens neighborhood of Queens, New York.  Many say that he is the best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Queens and the surrounding neighborhoods of Jamaica, Forest Hills, Bayside, Woodside, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Queens Village, Bellerose, Fresh Meadows, Glendale, Richmond Hill, Ozone Park, Glen Oaks, Howard Beach, Middle Village, Ridgewood, Long Island City, as well as other communities in the counties of Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, including Nassau County, Suffolk County and on the East End (Hamptons) of Long Island.