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White Collar Crime Attorneys You Can Trust

Due to the government’s increasing involvement with white collar prosecutions, more businesses and individuals are now facing criminal, instead of civil, charges. If convicted, you could be looking at financial penalties, the loss of your career or business and even prison time.
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Why Choose the McConnell Law Firm

When you or your business has been charged with a white collar crime, it’s very important to obtain a highly experienced and qualified white collar crime attorney in Wichita. Led by well-known criminal defense attorney Jonathan W. McConnell, the McConnell Law Firm will work tirelessly to defend against any of the following charges:

  • Embezzlement
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Ponzi Schemes & Other Scams
  • Securities Fraud Insider Trading
  • Securities Fraud False Statements
  • Tax Evasion

Our white collar crime attorneys look forward to helping you and your business through this difficult time!

Practice Area – White Collar

What to Expect

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Free Introductory Phone Call

One of our receptionists or legal assistants will gather information about your case, which will usually take no more than 30 minutes. If your case is within our practice areas, they will schedule a free office or telephone conference with one of our white collar crime attorneys. Even if your case is not within our practice areas, we will still do our best to help you with a referral!

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Homework

During or following the first phone call, we will likely request some additional information. This will be your “homework” to gather, which will help us when it comes time to research the situation and specific laws that pertain to the case.

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Free First Appointment

At the first appointment (preferably in person, but can be over the phone), you will meet with a white collar crime attorney for approximately one hour. During this appointment, you will be presented with an analysis of the situation, recommendations for next steps and a list of anything further that we might need.

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The Process Begins

We will enter into a contract with you and you will make your first payment or pay a retainer fee. Once these steps are completed, we will officially begin the process of serving as your legal team. We will keep you informed at each step of the way.

White Collar Crime Frequently Asked Questions

At the McConnell Law Firm, we understand the confusion you are likely experiencing when faced with white collar crime charges. Our team has years of experience defending cases like yours and wants to ensure you obtain the answers you deserve to make the best possible decision about your case. We encourage you to browse our white collar crime Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below or contact us today with any additional questions!

  • How Are White Collar Crimes Investigated?

    The most significant difference between how white collar crimes and other criminal offenses are investigated is related to the time it can take for an arrest to be made. Many times, white collar crimes are investigated by federal agencies like the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD). Complex white collar crimes can take months or years before a single arrest is made, and frequently subjects of these investigations are not even aware they are being surveilled.

  • How Are White Collar Crimes Punished?

    Like other criminal cases, penalties for white collar crimes will vary based on state and federal laws but commonly result in hefty fines and jail or prison time, depending on the conviction. While history shows a disparity between how white collar crimes such as embezzlement cases are prosecuted and how other traditionally violent crimes are prosecuted, judges and courts have recently attempted to go after these defendants more, imposing harsher penalties. Often the penalties are commensurate with the amount of the loss or conduct, such as the length of time the crime took place, how many people were affected, or if the defendant was in a position of trust.

  • What Differentiates White Collar Crime From Other Crimes?

    Coined in 1939 by Edwin Hardin Sutherland, the term “white collar crime” was thought to be a crime committed by a person in a respectable position in society with a high social status based on their occupation. Today, white collar crime has become synonymous with the full range of fraud committed by business and government professionals and is generally non-violent. Because white collar crimes can go undetected for years and are usually difficult to track, many of the accused can profit off illegal activities for significant periods without being caught.

  • What Are the Most Common Types of White Collar Crime?

    Among the most common types of white collar crimes are bank fraud, embezzlement, and cybercrime.

    Bank Fraud—Bank fraud is usually committed with the intent of financial gain. For bank fraud to occur, there must be intentional deception, pretense, or use of false information to steal from a bank, financial institution, or bank depositors.

    Embezzlement—When a person, typically the employee of an organization, is in a position of authority where they have access to corporate funds, corporate credit cards, or property and uses their authority to steal from an organization purposefully, it is considered a case of embezzlement. Common examples of embezzlement can be seen through politicians and campaign officials misappropriating campaign funds to cover personal expenses or through an employee endorsing client checks and keeping the cash for themselves.

    Cybercrime—With the increase in modern-day internet access, it is no surprise that cybercrime is one of the most common types of white collar crimes. Because cybercrime encompasses such a wide variety of offenses, including crimes against people, crimes against property, and crimes against the government, each offense has its own punishment and penalties depending on the circumstances.

  • When Should I Hire a White Collar Crime Attorney?

    If you have been falsely accused of committing a white collar crime, we encourage you to contact the McConnell Law Firm white collar crime attorneys as soon as possible. Because judges and courts have recently attempted to crack down on these cases and go after these defendants more, it is important to seek the help of an experienced law firm to ensure your reputation, business, and rights are protected.

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