Smart, Strategic Defense Against Financial Crimes Charges
While technology has made our daily lives easier, it has also led to a significant rise in financial crimes charges. Financial crimes, particularly crimes involving fraud, are complex and require a great deal of attention to determine the best approach. For this reason, it is important to work with a highly skilled attorney like those at the West Michigan Defense Team. Our firm is primarily focused on criminal defense, and because we take a team approach, your case will benefit from more than 85 years of combined legal experience.
Assessing The Charges And Examining The Evidence
We draw upon our significant legal knowledge and our experience on both sides of the courtroom when defending clients against any misdemeanor charge or felony offense. Some of the most common financial crimes include:
- Uttering and publishing (writing bad checks)
- Check forgery
- Unlawful use of a financial transaction device (typically a credit or debit card)
- Unlawfully obtaining credit card information
- Identity theft
- Medicare and Medicaid Fraud
Reviewing all of the details of any financial crime is essential to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution’s case. After meeting with a client, we determine which of our attorneys will be best able to take the lead on that case, keeping in mind their experience with the specific type of charge and possible relationships our attorney may have with the investigating agency and/or prosecuting official.
You May Have More Options Than You Realize
When it comes to financial crimes, the primary goal of the court is to make sure the victim is repaid. If our client wants to take a plea deal and is able to put forth a genuine effort to repay a victim, the plea offer will likely be better than if they make little to no effort at all.
However, financial crimes can be difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt, and there are many instances where a valid defense is available to our clients. In these cases, it is important to have attorneys who are well aware of possible defenses and strategies that can be used to exonerate a client accused of committing a financial crime. We have handled all types of financial crimes, both misdemeanor offenses and felonies, and have the skills and experience necessary to effectively navigate through all stages of the case.
The Legal Help You Need Is Just A Call Or Click Away
The West Michigan Defense Team offers free initial consultations so that potential clients can learn more about us and how we can help. To schedule yours, contact us online or call our office in Grand Rapids at 616-723-0152.