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Joliet White Collar Crime Attorney

Joliet White Collar Crime Defense Lawyer

Lawyer for Fraud, Embezzlement, and Official Misconduct Defense in Will County and DuPage County

At the Law Offices of Blake Stone, P.C., we assist clients facing a wide variety of criminal charges including driving under the influence, drug charges, and traffic violations. Offenses such as these are very serious and can lead to severe penalties upon conviction, as you probably realize. There is another category of criminal offenses, however, that is often overlooked due to the understated nature of the illegal activity. White collar crimes, including identity-related and financial offenses, can also result in harsh consequences and a lifetime of restitution payments.

Understanding White Collar Crime in Illinois

"White collar crime" is a term used to describe non-violent offenses involving unauthorized access or theft of assets or confidential information for personal gain. Such crimes are often the subject of lengthy investigations by state and federal authorities, as they look to establish a "paper trail" of evidence. In many cases, a significant amount of evidence has already been obtained by law enforcement or regulatory agencies before an arrest is even made. If you suspect that you are the subject of a pending investigation, it is vital to seek legal help immediately.

Attorney Committed to Your Best Interests

Attorney Blake Stone is a seasoned legal professional with more than 20 years of experience. Having served as a DuPage County prosecutor and as an attorney with the Judge Advocate General Corps of the U.S. Army, he understands the complexities of defending against white collar crime allegations. Mr. Stone and his team have the necessary tools to assist you if you are facing charges related to:

  • Fraud: Gaining control over someone else's property by deceptive means, including forgery or internet schemes;
  • Misconduct in an official capacity: Using one's position or authority for illicit personal gain, including embezzlement or deceptive business practices;
  • Insurance fraud: Making exaggerated or false claims to receive insurance payments. Insurance fraud also includes intentional destructive acts such as arson of commercial property;
  • Money laundering: Concealing revenue created by illegal activities including drug and weapons trafficking; and
  • Identity theft: Using the personal identifying information of another person to make illegal purchases or to secure credit.

If you are convicted of a white collar crime, the criminal consequences may include hefty fines and possible prison time. You may also be ordered to pay restitution to the person or entity damaged by your actions. Depending on the circumstances, your restitution payments could continue for the rest of your life.

At the Law Offices of Blake Stone, P.C., we realize that the mere allegation of a white collar crime could severely damage your personal and professional reputation, even if the accusation is not true. If your case is not handled properly, you could find it difficult to work within your chosen profession ever again. We are committed to helping you protect your rights and to finding a favorable resolution. Whether this means negotiating with prosecutors to reduce or eliminate charges or taking your matter into the courtroom, we are ready to fight for you.

Call a Will County Criminal Defense Lawyer

To learn more about our firm and how we can assist you in defending against charges of white collar crime, contact our office. Call 630-988-9384 for a free consultation today. At the Law Offices of Blake Stone, P.C., we are proud to serve clients in Joliet, Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Plainfield, Frankfort, Will County, and DuPage County.

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