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How Are White Collar Crimes Investigated and Prosecuted?

The crimes are non-violent, but you can still end up in prison for decades. Many people say that the crimes are even victimless, but that will not help you escape prosecution. The charges in question here are white-collar crimes, and they are taken very seriously by state — and federal — authorities. 

In a nutshell, white-collar crimes involve someone in a professional position at a business or other organization using deceit, dishonesty, breach of trust, or other unsavory means for unlawful financial gain. Examples of white-collar crime include:

  • Embezzlement
  • Money laundering
  • Securities fraud
  • Tax evasion
  • Bribery

This blog is intended to serve as a general introduction to white-collar crime and explain how a premium criminal defense firm like Dallo Law can help you in this situation. 


One major difference between white-collar crime and nearly all other crimes is that investigations into white-collar crime can take months or years before a single arrest is made. Often, the subject of a white-collar investigation is not even aware he or she is being surveilled or observed. If an alleged crime crossed state lines during its commission, then a federal agency like the FBI, SEC, or NASD (National Association of Securities Dealers) will likely get involved. 


White-collar crimes are often prosecuted in federal court. However, it is fairly common for prosecutors and defense attorneys to negotiate a plea deal and avoid a trial that is often long and expensive. An example of a deal is pleading guilty to lesser charges in exchange for the prosecution dropping the more serious counts. It could also come in the form of restitution, which is paying back what was illegally taken. This does not just happen on its own, though; only skilled and experienced attorneys can help negotiate these plea bargains, and the best will not shy away from going to court if the client wishes. 

How Defense Attorney J. Dallo Can Help

The team at Dallo Law has defended countless professionals over the years who were worried about losing not only their freedom, but their reputation and standing in the community. Worried might be an understatement; terrified is a better description of the mental state of those who are faced with white-collar felony charges. If this sounds like you, your phone call to Dallo Law is going to be one of the most important decisions you will ever make. 

Attorney J. Dallo is simply not like other criminal defense attorneys. There is nothing he won’t do to put you in the best possible position to beat your charges and clear your name. The method used by Dallo Law works best when defendants have the adequate resources to hire experts and do whatever it takes to prevail. If you’re ready to get things started, call us right away at 248-283-7000. The bottom line is that Dallo Law has your back, and we are here for you every step of the way.