Williams and Walsh - Criminal Defense Overview

Identity Theft

In both the South Carolina state and federal court systems, you can face various types of criminal fraud charges. The term “white collar crime” generally encompasses a wide range of fraudulent crimes allegedly committed by businesses and/or government professionals.

Types of prosecutable fraud offenses can include:

  • Insurance fraud;
  • Healthcare fraud, including Medicare and Medicaid fraud;
  • Tax fraud;
  • Mortgage fraud;
  • Identity theft or fraud;
  • Financial transaction card or credit card fraud;
  • Predatory lending scams;
  • Internet scams;
  • Phishing/email scams;
  • Investment scams;
  • Financial – Debt Elimination scams, and
  • Business/Multi-level marketing (MLM) Scams.

Should you find yourself charged in state or federal court with any of the above charges, please contact us as soon as possible for a free consultation. We have the experience and resources to assist you.

Fraud / White Collar Crimes

The Federal Bureau of Investigation reports that fraud and white collar crime is on the rise. White collar crime often involves alleged unlawful conduct in violation of state and federal law in areas concerning corporate finance, corporate and general business accounting practices, tax evasion, embezzlement, bankruptcy fraud, bribery, insider trading, identity theft, environmental crimes, pension fund crimes, RICO crimes, consumer fraud, securities fraud, and public corruption.

At Williams & Walsh, we understand the importance of examining the accounting system and the financial practices and procedures of a company, the roles of various employees, the minutes of meetings, emails, office memorandum, and employee files to assist us uncovering exculpatory and/or mitigating evidence and in creating a defense for our clients. Our team of forensic accountants and experts have extensive experience analyzing and integrating the accounting, auditing, and investigation results and assist us in preparing and presenting a strong, effective defense.

We represent employees, corporate officers and management, and other persons subject to state and/or federal law enforcement investigations, Grand Jury investigations, or already facing state and/or federal charges involving white collar crimes such as:

  • Antitrust
  • Bank Fraud
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Bribery
  • Computer Fraud / Hacking
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Corporate Fraud
  • Counterfeiting
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Cyber Crime
  • Embezzlement
  • Environmental Crimes
  • Extortion
  • Forgery
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Hedgefund Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Insider Trading
  • Intellectual Property Crimes
  • Internet Fraud
  • Investment Fraud
  • Jury Duty Scams
  • Mass Marketing Fraud
  • Medicaid or Medicare Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Public Corruption/Government Fraud
  • Pyramid Schemes
  • Racketeering / RICO
  • Securities & Commodities Fraud
  • State & Federal Tax Evasion
  • Mail or Wire Fraud

Once the law enforcement authorities begin an investigation into and to collect evidence against an individual for alleged criminal misconduct, you can bet that authorities have begun to build a case against that individual. It is of the utmost importance to contact an attorney immediately upon learning that you are subject to or are potentially subject to an investigation.

At Williams & Walsh, we will represent you in any and all dealings with law enforcement authorities at all stages, and advise you on the necessary actions to take to either potentially avoid criminal prosecution altogether, to ensure that your constitutional rights are protected, and to begin building a defense as soon as possible.