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Defending Those Accused Of White Collar Crimes

You can turn to the Law Office of Stephen L. Richards for aggressive, resourceful representation if you are facing allegations of fraud, embezzlement or any other white collar crime. Whether you are under investigation or have already been charged, we will move quickly and decisively to protect your rights.

Our firm has more than 30 years of experience in Chicago. We have defended people across the cultural spectrum against the most serious criminal charges. If your future may be on the line, you need a defense attorney who will fight for you. Call us today.

For a free initial consultation, call us at 866-852-6426, locally at 773-467-7079 or contact our law firm online.

Skilled Representation In Your Embezzlement, Fraud Or Internet Crime Case

Applying a solid understanding of current technology and both Illinois and federal criminal law, we offer a variety of services for white collar individuals such as:

  • Embezzlement defense for those accused of using company funds for personal use
  • Fraud defense for those accused of securities fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud or industry-specific offenses such as health care fraud or mortgage fraud
  • Defending those facing internet crimes charges
  • Defending against allegations of money laundering and racketeering (RICO) violations

We know that the circumstances leading to your arrest or investigation may be extremely complex — and that evidence against you may include computer data, business records, an accounting trial and witness testimony. We are deeply familiar with effective strategies for challenging the prosecution’s case and for negotiating a plea or reduced sentence when the case against you is strong.

Turn To Proven Trial Lawyers And Negotiators

In a white collar crime case, our approach to protecting your future may include:

  • Pursuing an acquittal or dismissal by vigorously contesting the evidence against you
  • Exploring restitution as an alternative to criminal prosecution, as well as sentences that emphasize community service or counseling
  • Asking family and other character witnesses to testify on your behalf

Contact An Experienced Illinois Embezzlement Fraud Defense Attorney

Before these allegations of white collar crime surfaced, you may never have had to deal with police, federal authorities or a criminal defense lawyer. We understand, and offer patient, fully engaged counsel focused on helping you make sound decisions throughout your case.

To sit down with our respected, knowledgeable lawyers who will know how to handle this serious challenge, please call us at 866-852-6426, locally at 773-467-7079 or email us today.

Notable Results

Accusation: Attempt First Degree Murder
Facing: 30 years in prison at 85%
Result: Post-conviction petition granted
Accusation: Solicitation of a Prostitute, Obstructing Justice, Battery
Facing: 30 years in prison at 85%
Result: Post-conviction petition granted
Accusation: Solicitation of a Prostitute, Obstructing Justice, Battery
Facing: 365 days in jail, loss of legal residence
Result: Post-conviction petition granted
Accusation: Solicitation of a Prostitute, Obstructing Justice, Battery
Facing: 365 days in jail, loss of legal residence
Result: All charges but battery dropped, one year expungeable supervision
Accusation: Solicitation of a Prostitute, Obstructing Justice, Battery
Facing: 365 days in jail, loss of legal residence
Result: All charges but battery dropped, one year expungeable supervision
Accusation: Attempt First Degree Murder
Facing: 365 days in jail, loss of legal residence
Result: All charges but battery dropped, one year expungeable supervision
Accusation: Attempt First Degree Murder
Facing: 30 years in prison at 85%
Result: All charges but battery dropped, one year expungeable supervision
Accusation: Attempt First Degree Murder
Facing: 30 years in prison at 85%
Result: Post-conviction petition granted
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