Not all crimes are violent in nature. Some do not cause physical harm but, instead, cause financial or emotional damage. Such offenses are often referred to as “white collar” due to the public perception that it is wealthy businessmen committing these acts. The truth, however, is that these offenses do not need to involve millions of dollars and everyday persons can be charged with a white collar crime that involves relatively little money. Arizona takes a harsh stance against such offenses and you need to be prepared to defend yourself. Bretton Barber is a Phoenix area criminal defense attorney defending those accused of white collar crimes. Call our office today to speak with a lawyer.
Aggressive criminal defense lawyer defending Arizona residents against both state and federal white collar charges
White collar crimes are financially motivated and do not cause physical harm. While government and business employees are often the targets of large investigations the truth is that white collar crimes can also be committed by store employees, caretakers to the elderly, or any person who acquires a position of trust to manage another’s finances. The term white collar is an umbrella term that refers to a number of charges. Such matters include:
White collar crimes may be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies. The charges may be brought in State Court or the defendant may be facing Federal criminal charges. The severity of the charge is usually related to the monetary amount that one is being accused of stealing and the manner of the theft. It is important to understand that persons involved in white collar crimes often face multiple counts of the same crime. An example of this would be a person accused of identity theft, who had stolen 10 identities. This defendant would face 10 separate counts. Such offenses, therefore, can quickly become complex. You need an attorney who pays a high level of detail to defend you in such matters.
Bretton Barber is a defense lawyer who defends those who have been accused of such offenses within the state of Arizona. Bretton will immediately acquire the evidence which the state intends to introduce and he will take all necessary steps on your behalf. These steps may include retaining forensic accountants, or other financial experts, in order to establish a defense. He will also file to suppress any evidence which was unlawfully seized from one’s computer or smartphone. It is common for defendants in such matters to have made statements to the police. If such statements were taken in violation of one’s Miranda rights then we will seek relief from the Court. White collar offenses are serious in nature and Bretton is an attorney who takes them seriously. In addition to Phoenix we represent defendants in other Maricopa County cities such as Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert. We also assist Pima County residents in Tucson.
Phoenix defense attorney who makes lawyer-client communication a priority
Criminal defense attorneys are not known for their high level of communication. Bretton seeks to change that stereotype by ensuring that he is accessible to his clients and is available to answer questions. Clients are regularly provided with his cell phone number and he can often be reached outside of conventional business hours. It is our promise, to each and everyone of our clients, that we will treat all cases with the respect and attention they deserve. The accused deserve nothing less within our system of justice. Contact us today.