White Collar Criminal Defense Attorneys in Iowa City & Davenport
Build a Strong Defense for Your Case in Cedar Rapids, Quad City & All of Eastern Iowa
White collar crimes are often incredibly complex and involve a tangled web of electronic records, financial documents, and more. If you are facing white collar crime charges, the defense team at Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger in Iowa City & Davenport can assist you in building a strong case to ensure you receive the best possible results. Our attorneys have more than five decades of collective legal experience and unwavering dedication to protecting the rights of every client we serve.
What Is a White Collar Crime?
Generally, white collar crimes are associated with non-violent offenses perpetrated by white collar workers, particularly those who work in finance. These types of crimes can involve an individual’s personal finances, a business, or even federal agencies.
Below are some common examples of white collar crimes:
- Embezzlement: When an employee uses company money or property for his or her own benefit, it is known as embezzlement.
- Computer fraud: Cybercrimes are a serious offense and are frequently prosecuted at a federal level.
- Bank fraud: If a person takes action to defraud a bank of funds, such as using a stolen identity to access or create an account or trying to pass stolen checks, this is considered bank fraud.
- Credit card fraud: When the unauthorized use of a credit card is used to obtain goods or property, it is considered credit card fraud. For example, trying to use someone else’s personal information to establish a credit line without their consent.
- Investment or Ponzi schemes: These crimes occur when an individual is promised a return on his or her investment and, instead, the perpetrator keeps the investment money.
- Blackmail: Typically, blackmail involves a threat of revealing a damaging secret about an individual. If perpetrated by a person in a position of power or authority within a company to obtain money or other valuable items from a person, it is considered a white collar crime.
Other common white collar crimes include tax evasion, money laundering, and securities fraud.
White Collar Crime Penalties
Although white collar crimes usually do not involve violence or physical harm, they often result in serious financial damage to individuals, families, and businesses.
Depending on the severity of the crime, penalties might include:
- Forfeiture of assets
- Prison sentence
- House arrest
Speak to an Experienced White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney Today!
The penalties for a white collar crime conviction are often severe, so it is crucial to obtain the skilled assistance of knowledgeable white collar criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to improve your chance of a favorable result. At Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger, our criminal defense attorneys will fight diligently to build a strong case on your behalf. We understand how overwhelming this situation is and will do everything necessary to protect your rights.
Defending White Collar Crime cases in:
Reduced to Public Intoxication OWI/DUI
OWCR012975 Iowa County: The defendant was seated in the driver's seat of her vehicle, in a ditch, when law enforcement came upon her. Her PBT was .180 and she subsequently refused to take the Datamaster. After identifying gaps in the State's prosecution, the State agreed to throw out her refusal and allow the defendant to plead to public intoxication.
Case Dismissed Federal Crimes
The defendant was charged with an immigration offense. Through substantial litigation, the defendant was released from jail. As a result of administrative proceedings, the Government was unable to bring the defendant to trial. The case was subsequently dismissed with prejudice on speedy trial grounds following counsel's motion to dismiss.
Southern District of Iowa 3:18-cr-00062.
Charge Dismissed Drug Crimes
Scott County case FECR409878, controlled substance violation. Charge dismissed after suppression of illegal search and evidence derived from said search, as well as suppression of evidence following prolonged detention of the Defendant without sufficient legal basis.
Acquitted of Multiple Forcible Felonies Federal Crimes
Client found not guilty of all charges, including Sex Abuse in the 2nd Degree and Burglary in the 1st Degree, following a week-long jury trial in Cedar County case FECR026469.
No Suspension of Driving Privileges OWI/DUI
Defendant was involved in an ATV accident in which injuries occurred. The defendant relied on his CDL for employment. He was taken to the hospital and law enforcement obtained a warrant for the defendant's blood. He was charged with an OWI. After significant negotiations, the defendant was able to plead to public intoxication with no suspension of his driving privileges.
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