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What To Do When You Are Accused Of White Collar Crimes

White collar crime charges often start off as rumors and reviews of irregularities in accounting at a company or nonprofit organization. Were you accused of fraud or embezzlement in the context of your position of leadership over financial resources at your job or community organization? Do not let a day go by without getting legal advice and advocacy.

Some people who get caught up in white collar crime cases postpone taking action on the belief that the accusations will fade away. This rarely happens. If you or the accounts that you are responsible for are under investigation, you should get legal counsel now.

At Johnston, Stannard, Klesner, Burbidge & Fitzgerald, P.L.C., we have helped clients get white collar crime cases resolved without charges being filed at all. A resolution may include restitution if funds are missing without explanation.

Financially-Oriented Criminal Charges

Our clients in Iowa City and elsewhere in Johnson County come to us after they have been accused or arrested on suspicion of:

  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Forgery
  • Identity theft (ID theft)

Penalties upon conviction may include jail time, fines and mandatory restitution. In addition, people accused of such crimes often lose their jobs and reputations. If you have been accused, it is worth all your best efforts to defend yourself against these accusations.

Why You Can Entrust Your Case To Our Iowa City Firm

Since 1968, our firm has stood for reliability and results. We offer the benefits of our experience, personal attention and confidentiality in high-stakes criminal cases.

We hope to meet you soon if you have been charged with a white collar crime. Call 319-379-2928 or send an email message to request a free consultation.

Notable Cases

Cedar County AGCR024516 — PLEA OFFER ACCEPTED — Attorney Shawn Fitzgerald’s client was accused of the crime of Operating a Motor Vehicle While License is Barred as a Habitual Offender §321.560/ §321.561/ §321.555 /§321.556 (An Aggravated Misdemeanor), as well as Failure to Use Child Restraint Devise §321.446 (A Scheduled Violation). Attorney Shawn Fitzgerald was able to secure a plea offer satisfactory to both client and state.

Notable Cases

Muscatine County AGCR057733 — PLEA ACCEPTED, CHARGE REDUCED — Attorney Shawn Fitzgerald’s client was accused of Domestic Abuse Assault §708.2A(2)(b) (A Serious Misdemeanor). An initial plea offer stated the client would have to plead guilty as charged, attorney Shawn Fitzgerald worked for a better offer for his client. The client was able to plead guilty to an amended lesser charge of Disorderly Conduct §723.4(2) (A Simple Misdemeanor).