If you are currently in jail, the priority is defending your right to silence and getting you out of there. Prosecutors of white-collar crimes will always seek out unnecessarily high bail. Owen will push back for reasonable bail.

As soon as is possible, Owen will meet with you to discuss the case, hear your story, and start planning a defense. He will dig for any violation of your rights by law enforcement and instances of insufficient evidence. If there is a flaw in the case or a mistake made by the police, it will be found.

Flaws are often found in the charges brought by prosecutors. Combing through the prosecution’s case will be the essential next step to negotiate for reduced charges or dismissal.

What is White-Collar Crime?

Crimes related to financial, business, or corporate settings are considered white-collar crimes. White-collar crimes typically have a direct link to financial fraud or theft but can also include deception in business reporting, theft of intellectual property, and violations of laws that are non-financial, like health and safety. The FBI says of white-collar crime, “these crimes are characterized by deceit, concealment, or violation of trust.” They continue with the motivation being, “to obtain or avoid losing money, property, or services or to secure a personal or business advantage.”