White-Collar Crime Criminal Defense Attorney in Phoenix
Have you been charged with a white-collar crime such as insurance fraud, forgery, or tax fraud?
Aaron Black is a white-collar crime attorney who has been defending clients accused of white-collar crimes since 2006.
A former Deputy Public Defender, it was during this time that I realized my passion was working on criminal defense cases in Arizona. Unlike an overzealous prosecutor, I have never had a desire to ruin anyone's life by putting them in jail because they made a mistake.
As a Deputy Public Defender, I defended hundreds of individuals charged with serious felony offenses, including the following.
It was during this time that I honed my skills as a white-collar criminal defense attorney.
Good people sometimes find themselves in bad situations, and to me, that does not mean that those caught in a bad situation are criminals or even guilty of a crime.
White-Collar Crime & Fraudulent Schemes
The term White Collar crime was first introduced by Edwin Sutherland in 1939 as "a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of their occupation."
In today's society, a white-collar crime typically involves a professional who wears a white business shirt and collar. When a fraudulent crime is committed by a professional in business attire, it's considered a white-collar crime.
How can you Commit Fraud?
If you've been charged with Fraud, you could be facing serious criminal charges. I strongly recommend that you consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney
Fraud involves the willful manipulation of finances such as insurance fraud for personal gain by using untrue and dishonest methods, thus defrauding an institution.
Outlined under Arizona Revised Statute (ARS) 13-2310
, a fraud scheme is defined as the following.
- Any person who, pursuant to a scheme or artifice to defraud, knowingly obtains any benefit by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, promises, or material omissions, is guilty of a class 2 felony.
- Reliance on the part of any person shall not be a necessary element of the offense described in subsection A of this section.
- A person who is convicted of a violation of this section that involved a benefit with a value of one hundred thousand dollars or more is not eligible for suspension of sentence, probation, pardon or release from confinement on any basis except pursuant to section 31 233, subsection A or B until the sentence imposed by the court has been served, the person is eligible for release pursuant to section 41 1604.07 or the sentence is commuted.
Fraud Penalties in Arizona
A white-collar crime involving Fraud is considered a severe offense and is punishable by up to 12.5 years in prison.
Class 2 felony consequences far exceed the punishment such as a criminal record forever, some loss of rights such as the right to carry a firearm, and vote. Tack on the social stigma and the punishment extends way beyond the courtroom.
Class 2 felony
- Punishable by up to 12.5 years in prison
- 7 years of probation
- Fine of $150,000
Class 2 felony offenses also include drug trafficking, possession of dangerous drugs for sale, manslaughter, aggravated assault, sexual crimes, child prostitution, armed robbery, assisting a criminal street gang, burglary, discharging a firearm, theft as well as fraudulent schemes.
Should I get a Public Defender for free?
Although Public Defenders are some of the best lawyers who are well versed in how the courts work, they, however,
are overworked. With high case-loads and not enough time to mount a vigorous defense, you will not receive the personalized attention that you deserve.
When you hire me, you get years of legal experience defending both felony and misdemeanor charges. Perhaps most importantly, you will receive my personal legal representation, not a paralegal or a junior lawyer.
Experience versus the Cost of a Criminal Defense Attorney
We've all heard horror stories from the legal trenches.
- My Attorney failed to show up at the preliminary hearing!
- The Attorney that I initially talked to disappeared into the abyss and someone that I'm not familiar with showed up in the courtroom in their place to defend me.
- I've called my Attorney countless times, and he won't return my phone calls.
That list of failed legal representation can go on and on. At the Law Office of Aaron Black, I personally represent each of my clients.
Although I'm not the cheapest defense attorney in Phoenix, AZ, when your freedom is at stake, you need the truth about the potential outcome and someone with knowledge of the legal system and the experience to back it up.
With your life's balance is on the line, cost should not be your first criteria when choosing a criminal defense attorney.
Free Confidential Legal Consultation For Your White Collar Crime
The Law Office of Aaron Black offers a free, legal consultation that is completely confidential. I will walk you through the legal process and what you can expect at each court hearing.
I genuinely understand that facing charges can be complicated and confusing, and I promise that I will work tirelessly to provide the personalized, expert legal advice and a criminal defense that you deserve and should expect.
Representing clients in all Arizona federal, state, county and city courts, I serve clients in the following cities.
- Apache Junction
- Tempe, Arizona
If you've been charged with a white-collar crime such as Credit Card Fraud, Embezzlement, or Medicare Fraud, you need an experienced, reliable Criminal Defense Attorney. Contact Criminal Defense Attorney Aaron Black
at (480) 729-1683.
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