White Collar Crime Attorneys Michigan
Manley & Manley represents people charged with fraud, embezzlement and other types of related allegations
White collar crimes in Michigan cover a wide variety of circumstances. Typically, law enforcement allege that an individual has committed some kind of deceit for financial gain. These are serious accusations often involving fraud, embezzlement, money laundering or tax evasion. If you have been charged with a white collar crime or you are under investigation, you will need an attorney who will take your case seriously and aggressively represent defend your rights. Our criminal defense attorneys know that even an accusation of this type of wrongdoing can be serious and devastating. A conviction can destroy your life.
White collar criminal convictions can result in prison time and significant fines. They can also permanently ruin a person's reputation, destroy their business and harm their personal relationships. When the stakes are extremely high, people can rely on an experienced attorney with a proven track record of helping clients successfully resolve their legal matter. See our case results page for more information.
Throughout Michigan, the attorneys at Manley & Manley has a well-earned reputation for being a top-notch white collar crime lawyer who consistently delivers results.
Why should I hire Manley & Manley to handle my white collar crime case?
We have some of the best white-collar criminal lawyers in the state, and have the case results to prove it. The National Trial Lawyers association named attorney Michael P. Manley one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers. He graduated at the top of his class at law school. And his work has been featured on national news programs like “Dateline,” “20/20” and “The Today Show.”
Attorney Frank J. Manley has been named to the Michigan Super Lawyers list year after year. He was named among the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. And he has been listed among the Top 10 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Michigan, the Top 100 OWI Attorneys in the State of Michigan, and the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association.
State or federal prosecutors don’t intimidate us. We know how to build strong cases and take aggressive legal action if necessary, on behalf of clients. Our firm also has an extensive network of legal experts that we consults with to get the facts we need now.
Prominent business leaders in Michigan who have been charged with a crime call us. Discover what we can do for you. Contact us right now. Call (810) 238-0500 and schedule a free case evaluation.
Frequently asked questions about white collar crime
- What is white collar crime?
- What are common white collar crimes?
- Should I plead guilty?
- Will I likely serve jail time I'm convicted?
- Should I accept a plea deal?
- Why should I hire a lawyer if I'm charged with white collar crime?
White collar crimes refer to non-violent crimes committed for the purpose of financial gain by people in business or by business entities. Such crimes often involve sophisticated cover up schemes. As a result, such crimes often involve a network of people using their administrative, financial and technological skills to orchestrate criminal activity against consumers, company owners and financial institutions.
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What are common white collar crimes?
White collar crimes refer to a spectrum of potential charges. Some of the most common ones our firm handles include:
We also handle many other white collar crimes in Michigan. The government has a great deal of power and money to prosecute such cases. If you are under investigation or charged, talk to our law firm. We understand how frightening the prospect of a conviction can be on anyone. Let Manley & Manley put their extensive trial experience to work for you to mount a vigorous defense on your behalf.
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Should I plead guilty?
No. It's always wise to explore all your legal options. If you plead guilty, you could forfeit your right to a plea deal or perhaps even have your charges dropped altogether. Attorney Manley can explain all the legal options available to you.
If you plead guilty, you could be sentenced to the maximum prison time and serve several months or years in jail depending on your charge. A guilty plea might also prevent you from engaging in certain business practices, such as being a stockbroker, when you're released from jail.
The legal system exists in Michigan and the United States for a reason. Make sure you take full advantage of it. Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty. Contact us and take back control of your life. Everyone makes mistakes. They shouldn’t have to pay for them for the rest of their lives.
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Will I likely serve jail time I'm convicted?
It all depends on what you were charged with and the evidence against you. Certain white collar crimes are classified as felonies and could result in up to 30 years behind bars. Other crimes are misdemeanors and often result in several months behind bars or probation. Visit our page difference between misdemeanor and felony charges to learn more.
It’s important to act quickly if you are under investigation or you have been arrested. The sooner an attorney can begin working on your behalf, the better chances you have of getting the results you need. No one wants to go to jail. We will do everything we can to make sure that doesn’t happen.
We will examine the prosecutor’s evidence. Depending on the circumstances, we will consult with experts. Manley & Manley knows that the government will have a deep well of resources to use against you. We have the firepower you need to fight back. With so much riding on the outcome of your case, you can’t afford to wait to take legal action.
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Should I accept a plea deal?
Before you accept any deal, make sure you contact us. If your deal seems too good to be true, it might just be so. Allow us to review the terms of your deal with you. In some cases, one of our attorneys might even be able to negotiate an even better deal. It’s always better to explore all your legal options with a knowledgeable attorney. When you retain a lawyer from Manley & Manley, you get the personal attention you need.
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Why should I hire a lawyer if I'm charged with white collar crime?
Fraud-related charges are often leveled against smart and powerful business people. The accused often are the “take charge” types. But you don’t want to try to handle a serious allegation on your own. Any mistake you make after you are under investigation or charged can harm your future. Take aggressive action by retaining an attorney from Manley & Manley. We have a detailed understanding of how the state and federal legal system works in Michigan. We know what evidence to look for and how to build rock-solid legal cases.
When so much is at stake, people charged with white-collar crimes throughout Michigan regularly consult with us. Our attorneys will not rest until justice is served. Read our case results and testimonials to find out how the law firm has helped others. In case after case, we have successfully delivered favorable verdicts and plea deals. Discover what we can do for you.