White Collar Criminal Defense Law

White Collar Criminal Defense Attorneys in Wisconsin

Murphy Desmond’s criminal defense attorneys respond rapidly and effectively to white collar investigations. If you have been served with a subpoena for documents, are the target of a Grand Jury Investigation or are facing allegations of fraud, embezzlement or other financial crimes, you should reach out to the attorneys in our criminal defense practice group immediately. In a white collar case, the sooner our team is involved, the more likely the matter can be brought under control and resolved in an efficient manner.

The white collar criminal defense attorneys at Murphy Desmond S.C. represent individuals and corporations faced with allegations of criminal misconduct. Our experienced attorneys are dedicated to finding constructive solutions, minimizing the disruption of an investigation, and limiting punitive actions. We work to resolve matters quietly, quickly and effectively.

Murphy Desmond’s criminal defense team can assist individuals accused of the following white collar crimes:

  • Accounting fraud
  • Securities fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Tax fraud or evasion
  • Copyright infringement
  • Cyber crimes
  • Money laundering
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Penny stock scams
  • Forgery
  • Environmental violations
  • Health and safety violations
  • Fictitious companies
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Suspension or debarment
  • Antitrust violations
  • Bribery
  • Insider trading
  • Bank fraud
  • Bankruptcy crimes
  • Trade secret theft
  • Price fixing
  • Wire and mail fraud
  • Counterfeiting
  • Consumer/internet scams
  • Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) violations
  • False claims violations
  • Money laundering

White collar criminal investigations frequently start in secret. By the time you become aware of the investigation, it may have existed for months. In addition to the original focus of the investigation, corporate crime investigators often attempt to develop evidence of cover ups or any efforts to impede the investigation. It is imperative that experienced defense counsel be involved as early as possible to assist you in responding properly to the investigation.

Avoiding prosecution

Our criminal defense attorneys work internally with individuals and businesses suspected of white collar crimes. We craft strategies to respond to and, when appropriate, to conduct internal investigations to reduce the likelihood of prosecution. Many white collar issues arise simply due to poor judgment in business practices. When evidence arises that a criminal act was not intentional, the willingness of a company to handle the matter internally can significantly decrease consequences and penalties.

White collar criminal litigation

While our attorneys actively seek constructive resolutions to problems, we are also well equipped to litigate white collar criminal matters. Our attorneys understand the complex rules involved in trials to juries in state and federal courts. We have extensive trial experience and defend our clients by every legal means. 

It is important that you are represented by lawyers with significant experience in defending white collar crimes. Murphy Desmond‘s criminal law practice group has many years of experience defending individuals and companies accused of white collar crimes. Our lawyers have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America®, Wisconsin Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars, they are rated AV (top rating) by Martindale-Hubbell and lawyers.com, and have received “Superb” ratings on Avvo.com.

If you are facing the threat of an investigation or allegations of corporate misconduct, contact our white collar criminal defense attorneys today by calling 608.257.7181 or emailing the firm.