False Allegations Attorneys Areas of Practice
White Collar Crimes
Rarely a day goes by without the newspapers or the media breaking the news of a white collar criminal investigation and prosecution. Stock fraud, embezzlement, insider trading, security fraud, mortgage fraud, money laundering, tax evasion, Medicare fraud… the list goes on. White-collar crimes usually fall under federal jurisdiction and are subject to investigation by federal agencies (although the state agencies may bring a parallel or subsequent action on the heels of federal agencies).
Blue Collar Crimes
Blue-collar crime is a general, catch-all term used to describe many different offenses. While the term describes crimes committed by an individual of a lower social class (as opposed to a white-collar crime), the prosecutions and sentences are often very serious. Do not be misled by the term. Anyone, from any social standing, can be falsely accused of committing a blue-collar offense. Blue-collar crimes can include crimes such as arson, assault, battery, burglary, murder, sexual assault and theft crimes.
A conviction for criminal sexual conduct could lead to a lengthy prison term, GPS monitoring, sex offender registries, residency and occupational restrictions, loss of children’s custody – the list of direct and collateral consequences of a sex offense conviction grows more alarming every day. False allegations of sexual misconduct can come from a wide variety of sources: A contentious divorce proceeding, battles over child custody or support, a vindictive ex-spouse or significant other, or allegations resulting from false memories.