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White Collar Crimes

Bloomington, IL White Collar Crime Lawyers

Experienced Defense Against White Collar Crime Charges in Illinois

White collar crimes do not receive the same media attention as murders, rapes, or other violent crimes; however, a conviction for a white collar crime can be just as devastating. Should you be convicted of a white collar crime, it can have a significant negative impact on your personal, financial, and professional future. If you are facing white collar charges throughout central Illinois, speak with an experienced white collar crime defense lawyer as soon as possible.

Depending on your specific charge and who conducted the investigation, you may be charged in either state or federal court. At Johnson Law Group, our Bloomington, IL white collar crime attorneys have significant experience defending clients in both. At the federal level, we can begin defending your rights as soon as you believe you are under investigation, possibly preventing criminal charges from ever being filed. We are committed to providing the best defense possible and will do everything we can to obtain a dismissal of your charges or a not-guilty verdict.

Request your complimentary consultation when you call our Bloomington, IL white collar crime attorneys today at (309) 565-8825​. 

Types of White Collar Crimes We Handle

Convictions for white collar crimes can include significant fines, loss of a professional license, extended prison time, and much more. You cannot afford to go into negotiations or trial without an experienced attorney to advocate on your behalf - too much is at stake. Our Bloomington, IL white collar crime attorneys are ready to help you protect your future regarding a wide range of white collar criminal issues, including:

Take the first step and discuss your situation with our firm. All communications are strictly confidential, and we will provide honest answers to any questions you might have. We are dedicated Bloomington, IL white collar crimes defense lawyers who have the experience you need.

What are the Penalties for White Collar Crimes in Illinois?

White collar crimes encompass a broad range of non-violent, financially motivated offenses, typically committed by individuals, businesses, or government professionals. In Illinois, penalties for white collar crimes can differ depending on the nature and severity of the offense. Understanding the potential consequences is crucial for anyone facing such charges. Here is a brief overview of the penalties associated with white collar crimes in Illinois:

  • Fines: Individuals convicted of white collar crimes may face substantial fines, varying based on the offense committed. Fines are often imposed to recover the ill-gotten gains or compensate victims.
  • Restitution: Courts may order individuals convicted of white collar crimes to pay restitution to victims, aiming to compensate for any financial losses incurred as a result of the criminal activities.
  • Imprisonment: White collar crimes can result in imprisonment, with sentences ranging from months to years, depending on factors such as the severity of the offense, the amount of financial loss involved, and the defendant's criminal history.
  • Probation: In some cases, individuals convicted of white collar crimes may be sentenced to probation, which typically includes strict conditions and supervision to ensure compliance with the law.
  • Asset Forfeiture: Courts could order the forfeiture of assets acquired through criminal activities, aiming to strip individuals of the financial benefits gained from their offenses.

Defenses Against White Collar Crime Charges

Some common defenses against white collar crime charges may include the following:

  • Lack of Intent: Proving intent is a key element in many white collar crime cases. If it can be demonstrated that the accused lacked the requisite intention to commit the offense, it can be a powerful defense.
  • Insufficient Evidence: Challenging the prosecution's evidence is a fundamental defense strategy. We can meticulously review the evidence against our clients, looking for weaknesses, inconsistencies, or procedural errors that may undermine the case.
  • Entrapment: If law enforcement or government agents induce an individual to commit a white collar crime they would not have otherwise committed, an entrapment defense could be viable.
  • Mistaken Identity: In some instances, individuals could be wrongly accused or mistaken for someone else involved in the alleged white collar criminal activity. Establishing a strong alibi and presenting evidence of mistaken identity can be effective defenses.
  • Illegal Search and Seizure: If evidence had been acquired through an illegal search or seizure, it could be deemed inadmissible in court. Challenging the legality of the investigative process is a critical defense strategy.

Contact Our White Collar Crime Attorneys in Bloomington, IL Today

Our firm has over 100 years of combined legal experience and knowledge; both utilized in every client's case. We work hard to provide you with the defense you need when facing a white collar crime charge, and we are tenacious in every facet of your trial. We are here to help you.

Begin defense started immediately by contacting Bloomington, IL white collar crime lawyers at Johnson Law Group today at (309) 565-8825​. 

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