If you’re facing allegations of white-collar crime or business fraud, your future is suddenly on the line. As you attempt to grow your company, a conviction can stop you in your tracks; a groundless accusation can be emotionally and financially draining for everyone involved. You want to move forward and put this behind you, but you might be unsure of how to proceed. Simply put, it’s hard enough to run a successful business without being shocked by criminal accusations.
Do not allow allegations of fraud to ruin your career. If you have been charged with a white-collar crime in Tennessee, reach out to me at Cravens Legal. As an experienced white-collar crimes attorney, I can try to help you clear your good name as we seek justice together. I’ve built a reputation for providing compassionate yet fierce representation to individuals and businesses in the Knoxville area. Your professional reputation is worth too much to risk, so get in touch with me to start the process.
"White-collar crime" refers to a wide range of activities, but they all usually involve crimes committed through deceit and motivated by financial gain. Various types of fraud, including embezzlement, money laundering, and tax evasion, all fall under this category. Crimes that could be committed by business or government professionals are called ‘white-collar’ because they differ from crimes involving physical force (like assault). White-collar crimes are most often pursued as federal — not state — crimes, which means that you’ll need to find an attorney who can help you navigate the complexities of the federal court system.
If you are under investigation for a white-collar crime, the first step is to contact a lawyer as soon as you can. At Cravens Legal, I am proud to defend clients accused of the following types of fraud and more:
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White-collar crime is becoming more common. If you learn that you are accused of such a crime, you need to reach out to me. Time is not your friend in cases of business fraud. The sooner I can begin working on the details of your case—which may include entering into plea negotiations, preparing your case for trial, or anything in between—the better off you and your business will be. Since I began practicing law in 2004, I’ve approached each case with an attention to detail, an empathetic outlook, and a willingness to fight for you and your future.
Allegations of fraud can ruin a business professional’s career. That’s why, when you work with me, I make it a priority to walk you through each step of your case. I’ll address any questions or concerns that may arise along the way, and outline possible strategies that we can use to protect your rights and preserve your future. Different strategies have different possible results; I’ll explain how each outcome could affect your personal and professional life. For example, the penalties for white-collar crimes could include the payment of heavy fines or even long jail sentences. Ultimately, you decide how to move forward. We’re a team, and we’re in this together.
Thousands of people each year fall victim to fraud. In fact, in cases involving white-collar crime, it is possible for a person who is accused of committing business fraud to be both criminally prosecuted and sued in a civil action. It’s a serious accusation with serious consequences. To make matters worse, the system is not set up to support those who have been accused of crimes. It’s not true that you are ‘innocent until proven guilty.’ The deck is stacked against you and your business, and it’s always been that way. But it doesn’t mean things are hopeless.
For clients throughout Tennessee, including Knoxville and the surrounding areas of Anderson, Blount, Sevier, and Roane Counties, I work tirelessly to make sure they get a shot at justice. My extensive trial experience allows me to navigate the legal system and fight for favorable outcomes in all kinds of white-collar crime cases. As a compassionate protector of your rights and your future, I’ll be there when you need me.
If you are charged with forgery, money laundering, embezzlement, or any other kind of white-collar crime in Tennessee, you have options. Contact me at Cravens Legal in Knoxville to set up a free consultation to start creating a plan. I serve businesses in Oak Ridge, Maryville, Sevierville, and throughout our state.