Our criminal defense practice consists mainly of representing business executives and other individuals in connection with white-collar criminal charges. However, he is also experienced in representing those accused of other crimes such as drug crimes, probation violations, sex crimes, theft, conspiracy, DWI, and violent crimes. Mr. Goidell represents criminal defendants in state and Federal courts on Long Island and throughout the metropolitan New York City area. Being involved in a criminal matter can be a life-altering experience that can lead to fine or even incarceration, which can lead to stress and hardship. In addition to a financial and emotional toll, it can lead to a permanent criminal record and the revocation of certain licenses. Mr. Goidell works to provide the most favorable outcome for his clients. He works diligently to protect the rights of the accused.
White Collar Criminal Defense
Federal and state prosecutors have been devoting more time and resources to pursuing the perpetrators of white collar crimes. The term “white collar crime” does not refer to a specific criminal charge. Rather, the phrase encompasses a range of non-violent crimes, usually committed in the context of a business. White collar crimes include the following, all of which are handled by the Law Office of Mark E. Goidell:
- Embezzlement and other financial fraud
- Investment fraud
- Insider trading
- Medicaid / Medicare fraud
- Pension fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Mail fraud
- Computer fraud and other computer crimes
- Identity theft
- Bankruptcy fraud
- Unemployment fraud
- Workers compensation and disability fraud
- Bank fraud
- Money laundering
- Securities fraud
- Stock fraud
- Healthcare fraud
- Tax fraud
- Grand larceny
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations
White Collar Criminal Investigations
In many instances, a criminal investigation will be commenced to determine whether an indictment should be issued. By retaining experienced criminal defense counsel to represent you as early as possible in the process, it may be possible to avoid initiation of formal criminal charges or limit the range of potential charges. If you are subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury, it is critical that you are represented by counsel. Mark is an experienced white collar criminal defense attorney who is familiar with the state and federal prosecutors’ offices on Long Island and throughout the metropolitan New York City area. Even if it is not possible to avoid an indictment, we endeavor to resolve the matter as quickly, quietly and inexpensively as possible.
In addition to representing clients in pending criminal investigations and criminal proceedings, we conduct internal investigations for clients and counsel them on how to avoid dangerous and expensive exposure to criminal charges and civil liability. To that end, we provide consultation and assistance to clients interested in implementing preventive measures such as internal compliance plans. We also undertake fact-finding inquiries on behalf of clients to determine whether any laws have been violated, or are in danger of being violated. We can advise clients regarding False Claims Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, whistleblower and other matters of potential liability.
Many white collar crimes can involve multiple criminal charges and may tried in many different jurisdictions. Whether you are charged in federal or state court or both depends on several factors, including whether the case is considered high profile, the amount of money involved, the number of victims, and the type of crime. It is therefore important that you are represented by a criminal defense attorney experienced in handling matters in multiple jurisdictions. Whether you are under investigation or have already been charged with a crime, contact the Law Office of Mark E Goidell today for a confidential, free consultation by calling (516) 683-0001, or by using the form below.
The Law Office of Mark E. Goidell also handles a wide range of criminal defense matters that would not be considered white collar crimes. These include:
- Criminal fraud
- Vehicular assault
- Weapons possession and other weapons violations
- Sex crimes
- Drug crimes
Being charged with a crime of any type is serious. It is therefore important that you are represented by an experienced criminal defense attorney. Whether you are under investigation or have already been charged with a crime, contact the Law Office of Mark E Goidell today for a confidential, free consultation by calling (516) 683-0001, or by using the form below.