White Collar Crime
White collar crimes are generally financial and nonviolent in nature. These offenses, which are prosecuted in federal and state courts, concern dishonesty, and they can carry severe penalties such as large fines and jail and prison terms. As we often observe in the news, the prosecution of white collar crimes can be a complex process. This complexity creates the need for defense representation marked by insight and efficacy.
If you or a loved one has been accused of a criminal offense and your goal is to minimize the negative consequences you fear, you need a strong defense. Our firm’s legal team can provide it.
Powerful, Strategic Defense Representation
At the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz, we understand the seriousness of federal and state white collar charges. We provide powerful criminal defense representation in cases involving:
- Health care and insurance fraud
- Mail fraud and wire fraud
- Mortgage-fraud accusations against loan officers and others
- Counterfeiting and forgery
- Money laundering
White collar crimes cases can carry more problematic sentencing guidelines than many “street crimes,” but they can also involve opportunities for significant negotiation between prosecution and defense. Our firm is skilled at communicating with the prosecution — but ready to call upon forensic experts, accountants and others who can help us protect our clients’ rights and interests in court when a fight is in order.
Our legal team thoroughly prepares for every criminal case we handle. White collar criminal defense lawyer Mel Vatz, who began his criminal law practice in 1979, offers clients big-picture perspective informed by his extensive experience in the field.