This page is a resource for people who are trying to learn more about white-collar criminal cases.
Our assumption is that if you’re here, it’s because you or a loved one are involved, in some way, in the federal criminal justice system.
We hope you find this information useful. This site is very much a work in progress. If you have questions that aren’t answered here, we’d love to know what they are so we can add that information. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (202) 640-2850. And, of course, if you have a case that you are looking for an attorney to help with, we’d be happy to talk to you about that as well.
Most white-collar cases are brought in federal court. As a result, the focus of this page is on federal prosecutions and federal cases. If you're looking for information about a white-collar criminal case that’s being brought in state court, this information will be less applicable.
The resources on this page are divided into two categories. First, we have information about the procedures in the stages of a federal criminal case. Second, we have information about some of the charges that are either investigated or prosecuted as white-collar criminal cases.
For an overview of the differences between a federal prosecution and a criminal case in state court, please visit this page.Here is some information you may find useful about federal criminal cases:
What Not To Do If You Are Under Federal Investigation
How Immunity Works In Federal Criminal Cases
What Happens In a Grand Jury?
Do You Need A Lawyer For A Federal Grand Jury Subpoena?
Do I have To Talk To A Federal Grand Jury?
Targets, Subjects, And Witnesses In Federal Investigations
Should You Talk To Federal Law Enforcement?
Can I Get Out Of Jail While My Federal Criminal Appeal Is Pending?
Overturning A Guilty Verdict In A Federal Criminal Appeal
What Do You Have To Show For Ineffective Assistance?
How Can You Challenge A Federal Criminal Conviction?
How Long Does A Federal Criminal Appeal Take?
What issues Do People Raise In A Federal Criminal Appeal?
What Happens In A Federal Criminal Appeal
Withdrawing A Guilty Plea In Federal Court
How Does Cooperating With The Federal Government Work?
Should You Plead Or Go To Trial On Criminal Charges In Federal Court?
How Do The Federal Sentencing Guidelines Work In Fraud Cases?
How Do Federal Conspiracy Charges Work?
How Do The Federal Sentencing Guidelines Work?
What Happens Before A Sentence Is Imposed In Federal Court?
How Does Federal Sentencing Work?
What Should You Do If You've Been Convicted Of A Federal Crime
Advice For People Facing Federal Criminal Charges