A White-Collar Crime Attorney Is Critical to Your Case

Being convicted of a white-collar crime can have long-lasting consequences, including prison time and a tarnished professional and social reputation. As such, it is imperative that you hire competent legal representation as soon as you are aware of the charges. Protect your interests by contacting our firm online or calling us at (262) 654-8868.

Mr. John Anthony Ward in Kenosha, WI, is an established white-collar crime attorney who will diligently fight on your behalf to minimize your penalties. With over 30 years in practice, Mr. Ward understands the severity of these cases and focuses on the big picture to provide you with the best possible legal counsel. 

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Although white-collar crime involves no physical violence, the seriousness of the financial impact means that courts treat charges just as seriously as a robbery or battery.

What Qualifies as a White-Collar Crime? 

White-collar crimes are classified as those that are non-violent, financially motivated crimes. This can include:

  • Embezzlement
  • Counterfeiting
  • Bribery
  • Tax evasion 
  • Extortion
  • Insider trading 
  • Money laundering 
  • Insurance fraud 

While these cases do not result in physical harm to others, defendants still can still face severe consequences. 

Possible Outcomes

Often, white-collar crimes can be prosecuted on the state and federal level with potentially life-altering consequences. Sometimes, the victims of the crime may also bring forward civil cases, in addition to the criminal charges. Typically, you will be facing a monetary fine, prison sentence, or both. In certain circumstances, you may also need to:

  • Complete community service
  • Pay restitution to victims
  • Serve probation 
  • Repayment of any profits 
  • Forfeit assets purchased with profits 

It is important to keep in mind that there is no guarantee that you will serve time in a minimum-security prison. Additionally, once your time has been served, you may still face upheaval in your personal and professional life. Often, those convicted of white-collar crimes find it difficult to find employment. 

Mr. Ward will provide aggressive defense against your charges to help you achieve the best possible outcome.  

Why You Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Mr. Ward will provide aggressive defense against your charges to help you achieve the best possible outcome.  Depending on the circumstances of your case, he will fight to completely avoid charges from being filed or minimize your sentence.

White-collar crimes are especially complex in nature due to involvement of financial institutions and the number of offenses committed. It is essential that your lawyer has an in-depth understanding of these processes to provide you with reliable legal counsel. Mr. Ward is deeply familiar with the many aspects of white-collar crimes and the criminal defense process, including how intent and evidence will play an important role in the outcome of your case.

As a criminal defense attorney with over three decades in practice, he can anticipate the ramifications of evidence and plan your defense accordingly, including the use of experts. Mr. Ward is established in the community and has built a pool of resources that can work to your advantage. 

Protect Your Future 

When preparing a defense for a white-collar crime, you need the most highly qualified legal assistance. Contact us online or call us at (262) 654-8868 to schedule your consultation with Mr. Ward. He can help protect you against criminal and civil charges associated with your case.

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"Mr. Ward and his professional team proceeded tenaciously to build a strong case in my favor. His in-depth knowledge of the law resulted in my twelve year old felony becoming just a misdemeanor. Mr. Ward is the third attorney to work on my case, but the only one who achieved positive results."

Emily Rogers


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