Wichita White-Collar Crime Defense Attorneys

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A white-collar crime (sometimes called “corporate crime”) is a financially motivated offense that does not involve violence and which generally involves deceit or breach of trust. A conviction for a white-collar crime can lead to imprisonment, heavy fines, and reputational damage. Even when they have not been proven, white-collar crime charges can affect your ability to run your business, provide for family members, and continue your daily activities—particularly if law enforcement orders a seizure or freeze of your assets. If you have been accused of or charged with a white-collar crime, such as embezzlement, fraud, or public corruption, contact Joseph, Hollander & Craft’s white-collar criminal defense lawyers today.

White-Collar Criminal Defense Attorneys in Wichita

JHC’s white-collar criminal defense attorneys have the skills, experience, tactical judgment, and practical knowledge to help you navigate the complex and hazardous legal terrain of a white-collar criminal case in Wichita and the surrounding areas. Our criminal defense attorneys defend individuals and businesses in white-collar criminal investigations and actions across the state, including charges in federal court.

Our white-collar criminal defense clients come from many business sectors. We assist politicians, bankers, financial professionals, entrepreneurs, healthcare providers, and more with a wide range of accusations and charges. We handle Kansas state cases involving bribery, corruption, theft, forgery, making false information, and criminal use of a financial card. And we defend federal cases involving embezzlement, tax fraud, Medicare fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering. JHC’s white-collar crimes defense team also has experience defending cases alleging violations of the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and rules promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency. At every stage of the criminal defense process, our Wichita white-collar criminal defense lawyers aim to minimize our clients’ exposure to charges and the severe penalties they can carry.

Defense for Federal and State White-Collar Criminal Charges

JHC’s white-collar defense lawyers combine extensive independent investigation with strategic advocacy to obtain favorable outcomes for white-collar criminal defendants. We know the different procedures used in state and federal white-collar investigations, as well as how white-collar prosecutions vary from state to federal court. We are familiar with the applicable case law as well as local politics and power struggles that can factor into white-collar criminal prosecutions.

You may face simultaneous prosecutions in federal and state court, or one jurisdiction’s case may follow on the heels of another. In addition, white-collar criminal investigations often follow or accompany civil regulatory proceedings and private law suits. Having skilled representation at all stages of all proceedings is essential to a united defense against all claims. Let our Wichita white-collar crime defense lawyers protect your interests at each level.

Defense for White-Collar Criminal Investigations

JHC’s white-collar criminal defense attorneys in Wichita assist individuals and corporations that are targeted by or involved in government investigations. We assist clients in criminal and civil investigations by state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice and the Kansas Attorney General’s Office.

White-collar criminal investigations may last for a long time, and targets often don’t realize they are being investigated until evidence has been collected and a case has been built against them. Any investigation by a civil regulatory agency, seemingly banal as it may be, can transition to a criminal investigation or prosecution. Civil agencies can and do share their findings with criminal investigators. They are often used as a launching point for criminal investigations—even when businesses and their officers or directors fully cooperate with the regulatory authority.

Don’t assume that civil compliance issues will be handled solely by civil authorities. To limit your exposure to criminal prosecution and harsher penalties, it is important to engage criminal defense counsel. JHC’s Wichita white-collar criminal defense lawyers can coordinate with civil litigators in order to create a united defense for businesses, corporate officers, and others against any criminal allegations that might arise from regulatory investigations or proceedings. We can assist clients in responding to grand jury subpoenas as well as administrative subpoenas to ensure full protection for the present and the future.

Contact JHC today for white-collar criminal defense in Wichita and throughout the state of Kansas.

Top Questions About Defending White-Collar Crimes

Is bribery illegal?

Federal and state laws prohibit the bribery of public officials as well as public officials’ acceptance of such bribes. Anything of value—any benefit, reward or consideration—may be a bribe when it is offered, given, or accepted with the intent of influencing a public official to perform an official act or to commit fraud or when the public official promises to perform an official act or to commit fraud in exchange for that compensation.

What is bribery and corruption?

Bribery charges are generally aimed at preventing public corruption. Public corruption may occur with any government official, from local law enforcement agencies to United States congresspersons. Public corruption laws are designed to ensure that the government is run fairly and that taxpayer funds are not misused.

The federal bribery statute (18 U.S.C. 201) prohibits corruptly giving, offering, or promising anything of value to a federal public official or appointee with the intent of influencing that public official to perform an official act or to commit fraud. The statute also prohibits public officials from receiving those same types of bribes.

The Kansas bribery statute (K.S.A. 21-6001) prohibits similar conduct. It also applies to public officers, candidates for public office, and public employees.

What is wire fraud?

Wire fraud is a fraud perpetrated by use of the internet or telecommunications. The language of the wire fraud statute (found at 18 U.S.C. 1343) is broad, allowing the charge to be used for many situations.

What penalties am I facing for a white-collar crime charge?

White-collar crimes are punished by the same types of sentences available in any other criminal cases—incarceration, fines, home detention, probation, and/or restitution. Federal crimes generally carry harsher sentences, and harsher sentences are imposed when a victim suffers significant loss. The punishment you face will depend on the unique facts and circumstances of your case. Contact JHC’s white-collar criminal defense lawyers to discuss what you are facing and how we can help.

Our Locations

Kansas City | 816-673-3900

926 Cherry St
Kansas City, MO 64106

Lawrence | 785-856-0143

5200 Bob Billings Pkwy, #201
Lawrence, KS 66049

Overland Park | 913-948-9490

10104 W 105th St
Overland Park, KS 66212

Topeka | 785-234-3272

1508 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66612

Wichita | 316-262-9393

500 N Market St
Wichita, KS 67214

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