White-collar crimes typically consist of criminal offenses that are committed against an employer or business by a professional, employee, businessperson or public official. These crimes include both felony and misdemeanor offenses which can be filed in both state and federal court. However, most of these cases are charged as felonies and vigorously prosecuted. These cases include:
- Fraud and embezzlement
- Mortgage fraud and money laundering
- Computer and internet crimes
- Federal drug crimes
State and Federal authorities and law enforcement agencies perform rigorous investigations for months or even years before filing white-collar charges. Thus, the evidence collected can be voluminous and daunting. Therefore, because of the oftentimes thorough nature of these types of investigations conviction rates can be very high.
However, when a well known and experienced white-collar criminal defense attorney, such as Sean Hennessey, is on the case, his expertise and reputation can alter the landscape for those charged with serious offenses. Sean is well known to prosecutors involved in the prosecution of people charged with white collar crimes and they know he will explore all avenues which may constitute a defense or to mitigate punishments should a person be convicted.
Once Sean learns his client is being investigated by a State or Federal Agency he immediately contacts the agency in an attempt to dissuade them from pursuing charges against his client. If charges are filed Sean has often convinced prosecutors to pursue less serious charges than originally intended. Sean brings a creative approach to defending individuals charged with white collar crimes that many times results in very favorable resolutions of the cases before trial. However, if a case can not be resolved and proceeds to trial Sean has successfully persuaded juries that there is insufficient evidence to convict his client’s of the charged offenses.
As soon as you find yourself the target of a police investigation involving major fraud, embezzlement, money laundering or computer crimes you need to IMMEDIATELY contact Sean Hennessey at (949) 280-1257.