White Collar Crimes

Birmingham White Collar Criminal Defense Attorneys

Expert Defense in Difficult Times

At Jaffe, Hanle. Whisonant & Knight, P.C., our criminal defense attorneys know the stakes for those facing white collar crime charges. Using deception and fraud for financial gain can affect entire companies or municipal areas along with those who depend on them. Because of this wide-reaching impact, prosecutors pursue these cases aggressively. Charges involving more than $2,500 worth of property or records are considered Class B felonies in Alabama, punishable by up to 20 years in prison plus fines and restitution. Those accused often face federal charges as well, which can mean fines of up to $250,000 along with jail time.

Anyone being investigated for a white collar crime should immediately seek legal counsel as your job, livelihood, reputation, and social standing can all be at stake. With a skilled Birmingham white collar crime attorney by your side, you and your family will be prepared for this overwhelming and potentially traumatic time. Our firm has been named in The Best Lawyers in America for white collar criminal defense, and we have successfully represented business managers, executives, lower-level employees, public officials, and many others.

Get started on your case today, contact us online or call (205) 900-7714.

Make the Best Choice for Your Future

We will examine all available financial records, witness testimonies, psychological evaluations, and other evidence to make sure you do not pay the price for someone else’s crime. Our team is familiar with local judges, prosecutors, and district attorneys, and in larger investigations, we are often successful in getting our clients moved down the scale, from subject to witness, for example, or exonerating them altogether.

Our Birmingham criminal defense lawyers provide informed, aggressive defense for those charged with a number of white collar crimes, including:

  • Embezzlement
  • Bank fraud
  • Mail and wire fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Accounting fraud
  • Misuse of public funds
  • Money laundering
  • Public corruption
  • Tax evasion

Working for the Best Possible Outcome

We know time is a big factor in white collar crime investigations, and we will work with other professionals based on the available evidence to determine possible outcomes and build an effective defense. At each stage, a veteran Birmingham white collar crimes defense lawyer will keep you well-informed of proceedings while ultimately allowing you the choice of whether to cooperate with prosecutors, go to trial, take the witness stand, and other important decisions. Even when things may seem hopeless, our firm will never stop working for you.

Contact us today at (205) 900-7714 to set up a free case evaluation with a knowledgeable Birmingham criminal defense attorney.

No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

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  • Murder

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  • White-Collar Crime & Elder Financial Abuse

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  • Distribution of a Controlled Substance

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  • “God chose this firm for me!!”

    “I can't thank Richard and Michael enough for their expertise and their knowledge of white-collar representation. Most importantly how much they really cared about my well-being mentally and physically throughout this process! This was the most difficult time in my life but Richard, Michael, and the entire firm made me and my family apart of their family. I can never repay what they have done for me and those I love!”

  • I want to thank Mr. Jaffe and Mr. Whisonant for saving my life, for giving me another chance.

    “My name is Fredrick Spencer, AKA Fred P. I want to thank Mr. Jaffe and Mr. Whisonant for saving my life, for giving me another chance. I was arrested and charged with murder on October 29, 2010. Mr. Jaffe and Mr. Whisonant took it all the way to trial and beat it. I was acquitted on January 26, 2012. My whole music career was on the line. I went through so much in this case. Mr. Jaffe and Mr. Whisonant helped me mentally and prepared me for everything that I was facing. I just want to thank God and everybody at Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C. I have the best lawyers in the world. The Best.”

  • They pursued a variety of outside the box options and seemed to exhaustively research every detail of my case.

    “Above all they kept me up to date of every event and step required of me, most of the time contacting me before I even knew there was something I needed to be aware of.”