Knowledgeable Help with White Collar Crimes Defense in Arizona and Federal Courts

Tucson criminal defense attorneys protecting your rights

White collar crimes are nonviolent crimes committed for financial gain. The reference to white collar describes the typical defendant — usually a professional, corporate agent, employee or other person who has access to the private financial information of another individual or company.

Establishing a successful defense to a charge involving a white collar crime generally requires extensive knowledge of finances, accounting, securities and technology. With more than 40 years of combined experience, our lawyers at Nesci & St. Louis, PLLC defend you in the most challenging white collar charges. If you suspect you are being investigated for a white collar crime, contact us immediately. We may be able to keep the prosecution from filing embarrassing charges against you by intervening in the early stages of an investigation. We can also prevent the prosecution from gaining access to evidence that is your legal right to withhold.

Federal and Arizona laws

Title 13 of the Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) contains the state’s criminal codes governing theft, bad checks, forgery, credit card fraud, business and commercial fraud, embezzlement, bribery and other white collar crimes. State investigations may involve the Arizona Attorney General’s office, the state’s law enforcement agencies and the Tucson local police force. Federal crimes are investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and are governed by a long list of statutes, including:

  • Sherman Act
  • Counterfeit Access Device and Computer Fraud and Abuse Law
  • Computer Abuse Amendments Act of 1984
  • Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986
  • False Claims Act
  • Mail Fraud Statute
  • Wire Fraud Statute
  • Money Laundering Control Act
  • Securities Exchange Act

White collar computer crimes

Technology is progressing quickly, allowing users more access to information from greater numbers of people located in a larger geographic range. Computers have also made it easier to conduct financial and commercial transactions between individuals and companies who will never meet. To keep pace with the technological advances, the laws regarding Internet, smartphone and computer use are evolving rapidly.

Nesci & St. Louis, PLLC keeps up to date on new technology and the ever-changing statutes enacted to regulate the online world. Our criminal defense attorneys have the sophisticated knowledge and aggressive perseverance to successfully defend you against allegations of computer crimes such as:

  • Identify theft — involving fraudulent acquisition of another person's private information with the intention of using it for financial gain
  • Insurance fraud — such as filing false claims to recover compensation from health, homeowners or automobile insurance companies
  • Healthcare fraud — including making fraudulent claims for reimbursement to Medicaid and Medicare
  • Mortgage fraud — for example, predatory lending practices and online schemes
  • Email scams — such as posing as a financial institution or a personal friend to coax the email’s recipient to give up personal information

Consult with our white collar crimes defense attorney in Tucson, AZ

For an effective defense against allegations of white collar crimes, call Nesci & St. Louis, PLLC today at 520.777.0235 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.