White Collar Crime Defense

White collar crimes defense is often complex, and involves numerous complicated legal and factual issues. The possible penalties include fines, prison sentences, restitution and criminal forfeiture. If you have been charged with a white collar crime, it is essential that you seek legal counsel from an experienced New Orleans white collar crimes defense attorney immediately so that you can preserve your rights and protect your future.

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  • Intellectual Property Crimes
  • Investment Schemes
  • Larceny/Theft
  • Money Laundering
  • Racketeering
  • Tax Evasion
  • Telemarketing Fraud
  • Welfare Fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Business fraud
  • Real Estate Fraud
  • Bribery
  • Theft
  • Bank Fraud
  • Computer fraud
  • Counterfeiting
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Currency Schemes
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • Forgery

New Orleans Federal Crimes Defense

The investigation of white collar crimes can be a long, involved process, and may go on for months or years. Quite often, the prosecutor will use a grand jury to investigate and gather information in many federal crimes cases. A New Orleans criminal defense attorney should become involved in the matter as early as possible. Some white collar crime clients have unknowingly damaged their case by something they said or did in the early stages of an investigation before they even knew that they were the target of the investigation. A criminal defense attorney should be consulted before any meeting with law enforcement is arranged.

New Orleans White Collar Crimes Defense Attorney

Winning white collar crime cases requires a winning trial strategy.  Sometimes, after a person is charged with a crime, the charges will be dropped as a result of the defense attorney's negotiations with the prosecutor. In other cases, the prosecutor will agree to drop the more serious charges if the defendant agrees to plead guilty to lesser charges, or to cooperate with an ongoing investigation.  Regardless of the outcome, it is fundamental that your criminal defense attorney treat every case from the outset as a case that will go to trial. Our defense team will zealously represent the client in court, attempting to prove to the jury that the prosecutor cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the client committed the crime. Of course, whether we go to trial or accept a plea bargain is always the client's decision in the end.


Being accused of white collar crimes is a frightening and stressful event. You should contact a competent and knowledgeable attorney who can help streamline the criminal justice process, provide ardent representation and minimize the impact on your life. If you or someone you know has been charged with committing a white collar crime, contact New Orleans defense attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter today.  Call 504-599-5955 – available to serve you 24/7.