White-Collar Crimes

White-collar crime refers to financially motivated nonviolent crime committed by business and government professionals.  The offenses associated with white collar offenses cover a range of activity: bank fraud, insurance fraud, official misconduct, embezzlement, tax evasion, environmental crimes, arson, computer and Internet fraud, theft, and commercial bribery. We understand that every white collar defense case is unique.

All law enforcement agencies, including local, county, state and federal, investigate white collar crimes and many have specialized units dedicated to investigating and prosecuting theses offenses. White collar investigations often start long before the individual is made aware that they are the subject of a criminal investigation. Investigation techniques include wire taps, informants, grand jury subpoenas and search warrants for records and evidence. In some cases the individual who is the subject of the investigation may receive a “target” or a “subject” letter. This letter is intended to officially inform the person that they are the subject or target of an investigation and sometimes may include a request for an interview or invite the person to testify before a grand jury.

Capehart Scatchard has a dedicated team of lawyers, investigators and outside experts that manage the defense of white collar crime cases.

William R. Burns, Esq., Chair of Capehart Scatchard’s White Collar Crimes Group, has extensive criminal law experience and is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Criminal Trial Attorney. He served as an Assistant Prosecutor for Mercer County for over five years. During his time with the Prosecutor’s Office, he tried numerous jury trials to verdict and was a member of the Economic Crime, Arson, Domestic Violence, Election & Sunshine Law, Expungement and Grand Jury Units.  Our team of lawyers are prepared to zealously represent people who themselves facing criminal charges and will work tirelessly to ensure that their clients rights and privileges that guaranteed by the Constitution are protected.