Denver White-Collar Crime Lawyer
Aggressive Defense for Serious Charges
With the entire country still reeling from the effects of the sub-prime
mortgage debacle and businesses that are seemingly only out for themselves,
regulators are working hard to crack down on anyone who appears to step
out of line. This drastic increase in scrutiny has led to more people
being investigated for white collar crimes, and sometimes your position
alone can put you in the line of fire.
But don’t make the mistake of thinking that an investigation or a
charge isn’t worth wasting your time on because you know it isn’t
true – both civil and criminal penalties have been enhanced, and
you never know what can happen over the course of an investigation. Their
accusations may be groundless, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t
do irreparable harm to your life and business as your name is dragged
through the mud. You need to hire a white-collar crime lawyer as soon
as possible if allegations are imminent or pending against you. If you
are under investigation, the prosecutors are building a case against you. Do
NOT talk to them.
Kevin Cahill knows just how serious these allegations can be and will work tirelessly
to craft the strongest defense possible for you so that you can get the
investigation stopped or the charges reduced or dropped.
If you need a Denver white collar crimes attorney, call us at
(720) 548-2990 today.
What Does “White-Collar Crime” Mean in Colorado?
One of the most confusing things about the term “white collar crime”
is how much ground it really covers. Most people hear the term and imagine
that it’s limited to bankers, investors, or CEOs, but in reality,
it is far more expansive. According to law, a white-collar crime is any
complicated crime committed solely for financial gain.
All kinds of people and companies can find themselves in trouble, from
politicians to small business owners. These kinds of crimes often take
a long time to investigate, and it is possible that the government has
been building a case against you or your company for months or even years.
They have likely been looking through your records and correspondence
and may even have an undercover agent observing you.
Because of this, it is vital that you refrain from acting on your own.
Even if you are completely innocent of all charges, it’s possible
to make yourself look guilty by engaging in a protective or secretive
manner, so the first thing to do is contact a Denver white collar crime
lawyer. Kevin Cahill will clearly explain to you what you are up against
and how you can best fight it and limit your liability and your business’s exposure.
White-Collar Crimes Require a Strategic Defense
One of the first things that Kevin Cahill always tells clients who are
being investigated for or charged with white collar crimes is that timing
matters. Because these kinds of cases take so long to put together, the
earlier on in the process that you learn about the case and start working
with a Denver white collar defense lawyer, the better off you are.
This is something that’s true in just about any criminal case, but
it’s especially important where white collar crimes are concerned,
because often it’s not just your freedom at stake, but your reputation
and livelihood. If you bring an experienced attorney like Kevin Cahill
onto your case before anything has gone public, one of his main focuses
will be to strategically defend you so that the government is prevented
from taking action against you and your rights are always upheld. Many
times, he can cut investigations off before they are released to the public
or an indictment has been made and save your good name.
He does this by:
stopping you. Often, we are our own worst enemies when we learn that someone is coming
after us. Our instinct is to go on the defensive – even if we have
no reason to believe we’re guilty. But a quick call to an associate
to confirm that everything is in order or an email that sounds like you’re
hiding something can be damning enough to cause investigators to redouble
protecting your rights. Government investigators are usually quite skilled at dotting their “I”s
and crossing their “T”s, but that doesn’t mean that
they don’t slip up from time to time. If someone obtains important
information illegally or otherwise crosses the line in their investigation
of you, Kevin Cahill will do his utmost to make sure that they are held
accountable and that you won’t suffer when protocol has been broken.
Sometimes, this kind of behavior is even enough to get cases dropped entirely.
pointing out misunderstandings. If the investigators are after you because they believe something points
to wrongdoing and they are mistaken, a knowledgeable white collar crimes
attorney knows how to present this information to them in the correct
way, so that they will back down. Attempt to do this on your own and you
may end up inadvertently providing them with more “fuel for the
fire,” so to speak.
As bad as being investigated for a white-collar crime is, there is one
big benefit: they tell you before you get charged. This provides you with
the time to put together a
defense and even work out a favorable deal before you are indicted if you can’t
convince investigators that everything is okay. But this only works if
the person defending you knows how these kinds of cases work – and
if you get someone on your side fast enough.
Call the Law Office of Kevin Cahill at
(720) 548-2990 before things go too far and make sure that you and your business are