White Collar Defense
White collar crime is a term used to define non-violent illegal acts that use deceit and/or concealment to obtain money, property, or services. The most common white collar crime is employee theft or embezzlement. White collar defenses are often complex matters that require an understanding of complicated legal and business issues. I am the rare criminal defense attorney who has a background in both business litigation and transactional work. Many times my clients have avoided criminal charges by hiring my services early in the investigation process.
Notable White Collar Defense Cases
Sales executive avoids filing of felony charges in corporate larceny scam. My client was a sales representative for a national manufacturing company who sold products all over North America and Europe. Shortly after leaving this company for a similar position elsewhere, the corporate accountant found a personal check written directly to my client in the amount of $8,000.00. This finding resulted in a corporate investigation into my client’s previous accounts. This investigation looked into his past 7 years with the company. Unfortunately, their investigation revealed a scam where my client had also shipped products to a fake customer while using a fake address in another state. The accountant concluded that my client has misappropriated over $68,000.00 dollars in merchandise and cash. My client hired me during the corporate investigation before the company decided to consult with the police and local district attorney general. I negotiated a payment plan and client avoided the filing of any criminal charges. Case number CF-007.
Contractor accused of taking kick-back payments. My client was a contractor who was being accused of providing illegal payments for sub-contractors as part of an insurance scam. I was hired to negotiate with the insurance company and help my client avoid criminal prosecution. An agreement was reached where the insurance company closed their file and criminal charges were never filed. Case number 09-029.
Start-up real estate software consultant avoids criminal prosecution. My client was investigated by his local police when an investor complained that my client stole her money in an investment scheme. He had been interviewed by the investigator several times but the matter was still pending. The investigator was still threatening filing a criminal warrant for theft of property against my client even though he had fully cooperated with law enforcement. In fact, he had his business attorney discuss the matter with the detective. After being given the run around, my client got serious and fired my services. I reviewed all the corporate documents with my client and formulated a plan. After only two conversations with the detective, the matter was cleared up. No criminal charges were filed against my client. Case number G-001.
If you are facing an investigation for any while collar crime in Tennessee, it is important to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney early in the process before criminal charges are filed. The defense of any while collar crime starts with an exacting and detailed review of the facts. It may be possible to avoid the filing of criminal charges. However if charges have already been filed, there is no time to waste. Give criminal defense attorney Lee Martin a call at 615-345-1988. He has over 17 years of defense experience and knows how to get results in Tennessee while collar crimes.
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-Lee Martin is a Nashville criminal defense lawyer who has gained national recognition as a DUI and criminal defense attorney. With over a decade of experience, he knows how to get results in criminal defense cases. If you are seeking an experienced criminal defense attorney, use his experiences to your advantage. If you need help with a pending criminal charge, give him a call at 615-345-1988.
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