Newport Beach, California Criminal Defense Lawyer
Michael M. "Mike" Brewer Practice Area: White Collar Crime

High-tech professionals, corporate executives and clergy who are criminally charged for offenses such as corporate theft, counterfeiting, embezzlement, forgery, hacking, fraud, tax evasions or bad checks are often referred to as "white collar" offenders and are prosecuted for white collar crimes. In some cases, first-time offenders are convicted and sent to prison, even with no prior criminal history.

White collar crime is governed at both federal and state levels. The Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution gives the federal government the authority to regulate white collar crime, which is enforced by a number of federal agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Secret Service, U.S. Customs, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). White collar crime is also enforced at the state level with each state employing its own agencies to enforce the laws.

If you have been involved with a white-collar crime, you need to seek legal counsel immediately from an experienced white collar crime defense attorney. Many people don't realize that they are being targeted for criminal investigation until formal charges are filed - which is why a knowledgable defense attorney should be contacted as soon as you suspect that you may be involved in an investigation, even as a witness. Due to the complex nature of white-collar criminal prosecution, a person's potential exposure may not be clear in the early stages of the investigation. A lot of white-collar criminal defendants have had their cases damaged by something they said or did before they were aware they were targeted or suspected.

Take Action to Protect Your Rights:

If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a crime in Newport Beach or throughout Southern California and you need the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer, call Mike Brewer of the Brewer Law Firm today at (888) 533-5798 or (949) 863-9682, or complete the contact form provided on this site to schedule your free consultation.

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