The Criminal Defense Law Center of
West Michigan

White Collar Crimes

White Collar Crimes Attorneys
Grand Rapids, Michigan

The term “white-collar crime” can be used to describe a wide range of offenses and is usually focused on dishonesty or cheating in the business world. These crimes are typically committed by business professionals under the guise of legitimate business dealings. My criminal defense lawyers won’t judge you if you are facing white-collar crimes. My white-collar crimes defense lawyers will be with you every step of the way. White collar crimes generally involve some form of fraud or deceit used for monetary gain. White Collar Fraud crimes are often very serious felonies and these crimes can be charged as federal or state crimes. A person accused of a white collar crime can face up to 30 years in prison and fines of up to $1,000,000. 

The term “white collar crime” is mainly used to describe many non-violent criminal activities. White-collar crimes don’t deal with weapons, violence or drugs. Because of this, many people falsely assume these crimes do not need to be taken serious. If you’re facing criminal charges that are of a white-collar nature and you do not realize how serious these charges are, you are negatively impacting your future. The damage may very well be irreparable and it will be tough to move on with your life after your criminal case is settled. 

The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan defends our clients against a variety of white-collar crime charges:

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Types Of Fraud Charges

Fraud is lying in order to induce someone to believe the lie and give up something of value. The three types of fraud charges are mail fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud. However, fraud is frequently broken down into other categories such as:

  • Bankruptcy fraud
  • Credit Card Fraud or Check Fraud
  • Internet Fraud and Computer Hacking
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Tax Fraud
  • Identity Fraud or Identity Theft
  • Accounting Fraud
  • Wire Fraud
  • Government Fraud

Both embezzlement and fraud charges can be very complex and very unique for every individual. This makes it very important to have an experienced Grand Rapids fraud defense lawyer in your corner. At the Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan, we can provide you with aggressive criminal defense against any and all forms of fraud or embezzlement charges.

Embezzlement charges come about if you are entrusted with property or money by a business or an individual and are then accused of stealing that money or property. Examples of these kinds of white-collar crimes include:

  • Computer Fraud
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Bad Checks
  • Forgery
  • Federal Tax Evasion or Tax Fraud
  • Bank Fraud
  • Counterfeiting


Being accused of a white collar crime crime is stressful not only for you, but it is very stressful for your family and anyone else that is close to you in either a personal or business relationship. Your emotions are probably running high because you are facing criminal charges. 

If you are a professional person such as a stock broker, lawyer, doctor or a business owner, you must take action to protect your reputation.  Attorney Shawn James Haff and his lawyers are The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan know how to get you the best results possible. We will fight zealously for your rights and do whatever we can do to get you best possible results. We know your career, reputation and family lifestyle are on the line. 

Fighting White Collar Crimes Charges

No matter what type of fraud you are being investigated for or have been charged with, we can assist you through the process. By fighting the prosecution at every turn, we can help to minimize the consequences you face and will strive to have your charges eliminated. Whether you are facing accusations of securities fraud, health care fraud, business fraud, insurance fraud or any other type of white-collar crime, you can rely on our experience to protect your rights in court. My white-collar crimes defense lawyers will be with you every step of the way.

White-collar crimes are many times prosecuted as federal charges. The feds have vast resources that they use to help get convictions. Federal convictions carry much serious consequences than state convictions typically do. Our good attorneys will be able to help you fight back. We will even the odds and give you a fair shot at receiving justice.  The sooner you obtain our legal services, the better chances are you will get the result you desire. We have handled numerous white collar crimes in our careers. We will conduct our own investigation into your case and make sure the facts of your case are clear.  Call Shawn now at 616-438-6719 and let him help you get the best results possible. 

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