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Proper handling of these very serious cases requires many hours of challenging work. Our lawyers work tirelessly to protect our clients in these cases. From over 20 years of experience, we’re familiar with special factors in business-related cases that set them apart from the many non-business cases more commonly prosecuted in the criminal justice system.

We have a rare grasp of what professionals, businesses and public figures live through when they face government investigations and the prospect of white collar criminal exposure. We know the daily burden of the threat to our client’s family, good name, livelihood and freedom posed by these cases. Driven by this knowledge, we provide our white collar clients with a degree of around-the-clock support and diligence which few law firms comprehend or deliver.

We understand the multifaceted, interdisciplinary steps necessary to protect someone’s future in these cases which often require unique, never-before-tried strategies. This is particularly true in white collar cases as they often involve lengthy, complicated investigations with related civil and administrative proceedings.

To put together a distinct team to address the one-of-kind needs of your case, we will draw on a wide local and national network of diverse professionals. We will learn all we need to learn about your business and industry and their respective practices and trends. We will confer with, as needed, consultants and retained potential witnesses with expertise in forensics, valuation, technology, accounting, finance, data analysis, industry knowledge and other pertinent areas of expertise. We will work with talented investigators to thoroughly command the facts and evidence in your case.

When properly performed, as early in the progress of a case as possible, only this level of quality work can concurrently and best prepare a white collar case for the prospect of either trial or an acceptable plea agreement or other alternative disposition, if any, available.

As all these factors make these cases time sensitive, time consuming and complex, you should confidentially consult with an attorney as soon as you have any concern whatsoever about the possibility of white collar criminal exposure. We employ strict procedures to ensure that all inquiries are protected by the strongest confidentiality attainable.

With our extensive experience, we can help you gain peace of mind about unfounded fears. However, if the circumstances indicate a real possibility of criminal exposure, we can immediately begin protecting and promoting your interests, long before the filing of any charges.

Some of the most important work we can do for our clients in white collar cases is confidential, complex work seeking declination of prosecution before the filing of charges or requesting voluntary dismissal after the filing of charges. In such situations we employ exceptional and creative strategies to protect our client’s business and personal reputation as well as we can.

Our white collar criminal experience includes:

  • investigative work to counter the government’s investigation, sometimes in parallel civil and administrative proceedings;
  • confidential work seeking declination of prosecution before and after the filing of charges;
  • grand jury related work;
  • preliminary hearings;
  • hearings on motions;
  • plea agreements;
  • complex sentencing proceedings;
  • appeals;
  • post-conviction representation; and,
  • federal criminal jury and non-jury trials.

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Call Kelley, Polishan & Solfanelli, LLC at 570-562-4520 to discreetly schedule a strictly confidential consult with a knowledgeable white collar defense lawyer.

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