White-Collar Crimes

Penalties Add Up Quickly in White-Collar Cases

If you are accused of fraud, embezzlement, forgery or any other white collar crime, the potential penalties are based in part on the amount of money you are accused of taking. Virginia state courts and the federal court system have penalty enhancements based on the amount of money in question, the manner in which the charges are alleged and the number of counts in the indictment. Challenging the amount in question can make the difference between probation and a jail sentence in a white collar case.

The attorneys at Alex Levay Attorney, PLLC, are experienced criminal defense lawyers in Leesburg, Virginia. Over the past 22 years, lawyer Alex Levay and the attorneys in the firm have handled a number of high-profile criminal cases, including federal corruption cases involving dozens of police agencies and state attorneys, million-dollar embezzlement cases, and various kinds of fraud including:

  • Bank fraud
  • Securities fraud
  • Real estate fraud
  • Computer fraud
  • Business fraud
  • Construction fraud
  • Forgery charges
  • Uttering (offering someone a forged document, such as a bad check)
  • Embezzlement

One of the latest trends in white collar cases is to use co-conspirator statements as evidence against defendants charged with racketeering under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. Even if you played only a small or unwitting role in a criminal conspiracy, you could face charges based on dollar amounts you never saw and statements by people you do not know.

Providing You an Aggressive Defense in White Collar Cases

We often defend people who believe that they are innocent of the charges brought against them. For example, a client may make a promise to provide goods or services to someone else and accept payment for doing so, believing he/she would be able to carry out their promise. Then circumstances beyond his or her control prevent them from doing so and they end up facing serious felony charges, even though they did not intend to commit a crime. In this fragile economy, it's important to separate what is criminal from what is unforeseen and uncontrollable.

Free Attorney Consultation

To arrange a free lawyer consultation to discuss your white collar crime case, call 703-777-6801. Our office is across from the Loudoun County courthouse in Leesburg.