White Collar Crimes
California White Collar Crime Defense Lawyers
The highly experienced and awarded counsel at Shawky Law are fully aware of the scope and complexities of white collar criminal investigations, charges, and trials. We stand ready to defend you against charges at both the state and federal levels.
Award-winning criminal defense law firm Shawky Law understands the complexity of facts and emotions when facing charges. A former Deputy Public Defender, Managing Attorney Tarek Shawky, has navigated the uncertainty of trial for clients achieving favorable results for people like you.
At Shawky Law, our essential qualities to effectively represent an individual accused of a white collar crime, including:
- The ability and strategy to conduct thorough investigations and interviews
- The aptitude for hiring and communicating with expert witnesses in pertinent fields, such as appraisers and accountants
- Working knowledge of forensic accounting
- Government-side legal experience for cross-examining government agents and informants
- Experience handling media attention
At Shawky Law, we pride ourselves on our comprehensive knowledge of white collar crime and our skilled approach in defending our clients’ constitutional rights, property, and interests.
If you have been charged with a white collar crime or have received notification that you are under investigation and are concerned about your future and freedom time is not on your side, you need to evaluate your situation.
Contact our California white collar crime lawyers at (844) 742-9595) for a free review of your case.
Types of White Collar Crimes
The following charges are considered white collar crimes due to the nature of the offense (committed in a business environment for financial gain):
- Aiding and Abetting
- Asset Forfeiture
- Bank Fraud
- Bankruptcy Fraud
- Computer Hacking
- Consumer Fraud
- Credit Card Fraud
- Healthcare fraud
- Identity Fraud
- Insider Trading
- Insurance Fraud
- Investment Fraud
- Loan Fraud
- Mail Fraud
- Medical Board Hearings
- Medicare Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Obstruction of Justice
- Prescription Fraud
- Tax Fraud
- Wire Fraud
What are White Collar Crimes?
“White collar crime” refers to those nonviolent offenses that involve deceit and dishonesty.
White collar crimes typically involve financial crimes, identity theft, health care fraud, insurance fraud, fraud in commercial matters, cybercrimes, and other nonviolent offenses.
Why Is Shawky Law Different?
Our Managing Attorney, Tarek Shawky, has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” and “Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters, and the “Top 1% Attorneys” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
The National Association of Distinguished Counsel has awarded our Managing Attorney, Tarek Shawky, as the “Top 1% Attorneys”, and has also been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a “Super Lawyer” and “Rising Star.”
Award-winning criminal defense attorney Tarek Shawky has also recently won the “10 Best Attorneys – Client Satisfaction” by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. Earning a 10.0-rating as “Top Attorney in Criminal Defense” on Avvo, Tarek has been awarded by Pasadena Magazine as the “Top Attorney” for eight years running, and lastly, was named “Top 40 Under 40” by The National Trial Lawyers.
Only a select few of the most qualified attorneys who demonstrate superior leadership qualifications, cultivate a professional reputation and achieve community influence receive these honors.
How Do Prosecutors Prove Your Intent?
To be found guilty of a white collar crime, the prosecution must prove you intended or attempted to:
- commit a crime
- conceal a crime, or
- commit an act “in furtherance of” a crime
Prosecutors primarily focus on building a case against the suspect – you, not on finding the evidence that would exonerate you or prove your innocence. Our firm plays a critical role in helping our clients gather evidence and obtain the necessary documents and records needed to prove their innocence.
Top Defenses to White Collar Crimes
At Shawky Law, our goal is to present your case in a way that shows how critical components of the charge you are being accused of violating are not present in your situation.
The most common arguments we’ve used to prove innocence are:
- You did not have sufficient intent.
- You were a “small player” in the larger picture of the crime.
If you’re facing a white collar crime charge in California, it’s time to contact an attorney. Contact Shawky Law to get the help you need today at (844) 742-9595.
I'm fortunate to have known Tarek for a very long time. He's very sharp, trustworthy, and quick witted. When I needed legal guidance, I turned to Tarek and I couldn’t have been happier. I recommend him to anyone!
Tarek is a former colleague of mine and an excellent attorney. He is very skilled inside the courtroom and compassionate towards his clients. I highly recommend Tarek.
False Allegations Dismissed – Tarek has been supportive from the start and is very well versed on the legal system, from the jail house to the DAs office and the courtroom. Tarek and his staff worked diligently to do everything necessary to prove my brothers innocence after 2 counts against him. His case got dismissed. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!
Absolutely recommend this gentlemen for your legal inquiries. I needed advice and Tarek was a delight to speak with, extremely knowledgeable and a professional. Thanks again, Tarek.
Mr. Shawky helped me out in such an incredible way. I was facing multiple criminal charges for a crime I did not commit. Mr. Shawky stood by my side every step of the way. At the end, Mr. Shawky was able to fight for me and get everyone of my charges dismissed. I would refer everyone I know to this great professional!
Amazing job by an amazing lawyer. Took care of my case and had it dismissed without even having to go to trial! I recommend Tarek Shawky to anyone that needs an experienced lawyer!
Mr. Shawky was very polite, helpful, and down to earth. I felt very comfotable talking with him and he answered all my questions. Thanks, Tarek!
Smart, Kind, and a Winner. Most attorneys come across as either smart jerks who will get you what you want, but you will hate dealing with them, or they are nice but not very good at getting you what you want. Tarek is a rare breed. After explaining my story to him, I felt instantly understood and respected.
Mr. Shawky is a knowledgeable and skilled criminal defense attorney. He truly cares about his clients and makes every effort to get them the best possible result. He is a zealous advocate and has great reputation in the legal community. I endorse this lawyer.