White Collar Crimes
Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins, P.C., has a long history of protecting the rights of those in Spartanburg, Greenville and surrounding areas in Upstate South Carolina who have been accused of committing financially motivated, nonviolent “white collar crimes.”
We understand how damaging these charges can be to one’s personal and professional reputation. We also realize the very serious consequences that a conviction for a white collar crime carries. The penalties include fines, confiscation of property and time in prison.
We are available to discuss your case with you immediately. Please contact us by phone or through our online form today.
Commonly Charged White Collar Crimes in South Carolina
The attorneys of Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins, P.C., have extensive experience handling both criminal defense and complex business matters in both state and federal courts.
While attorneys John B. White Jr., a veteran trial attorney, and Stephen L. Denton, who has extensive trial experience with criminal defense cases, we can also draw upon the skill and insight of lawyers throughout our firm.
Our team approach to criminal defense allows us to handle many commonly charged white collar crimes in South Carolina, including:
- Fraud (mortgage fraud, bank fraud, insurance fraud, health care fraud, securities fraud and Ponzi schemes)
- Tax evasion or tax fraud
- Insider trading
- Computer crimes (or “cybercrimes”)
- Money laundering
- Environmental crimes
- Bribery and public corruption.
These cases often involve highly complex factual and legal issues. They may require exhaustive document reviews and consultation with financial and computer forensics experts. This is why it is crucial to work with a law firm that has a background in white collar criminal defense.
Get Help from a White Collar Crimes Attorney Serving Spartanburg and Greenville, S.C.
If you have been charged with a white collar crime – or if you are facing an investigation – Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins, P.C., can assist you in many ways. We can:
- Stand by your side if you are questioned by prosecutors or investigators, including advising you to refrain from making any potentially incriminating statements
- Seek immunity for you in exchange for providing investigators with information or testimony before a grand jury
- Argue for a reasonable bond that will allow you to remain free until your trial
- Obtain discovery of the evidence that state or federal officials plan to use against you
- File pretrial motions that seek to have unlawfully obtained evidence thrown out of your case or the charges against you dropped due to insufficient evidence
- Negotiate with either the solicitor’s office or U.S. Attorney’s office to secure a plea arrangement that minimizes the consequences for you and your family
- Aggressively challenge the prosecution’s case at trial
- Argue for the lowest possible sentence if you are convicted
- Pursue an appeal to a higher court in South Carolina or the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Keep in mind that white collar crimes are often prosecuted in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, which features courthouses in both Spartanburg and Greenville. The procedural rules and rules of evidence that apply in federal court are different than those in South Carolina state courts. This is why it is crucial to work with a firm such as Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins, P.C., which routinely practices in federal court in addition to state court.
Time is of the essence when you are facing prosecution for a white collar crime. You should not wait to get legal help for your case. Contact us immediately.