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AWARDS: $2,350,000 award to automobile accident wrongful death plaintiffs • jury acquittal – double criminal homicide • $1,000,000 award to motorcycle accident wrongful death plaintiffs • jury acquittal – criminal homicide • $465,000 award to medical malpractice plaintiff • jury acquittal – criminal homicide, recklessly endangering another person, neglect of a care dependent person • $325,000 federal jury verdict, UIM and insurance bad faith award to automobile accident plaintiffs • jury acquittal – attempted criminal homicide • $300,000 award to medical malpractice plaintiff • jury acquittal- attempted criminal homicide, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon • $300,000 award to automobile accident/ products liability plaintiffs • jury acquittal – homicide by vehicle while DUI, homicide by vehicle, aggravated assault by vehicle DUI, aggravate assault by vehicle • $115,000 award to truck accident plaintiff • jury acquittal – murder, rape • $100,000 non-jury trial verdict to facial laceration plaintiff • jury acquittal – 1st degree Murder (capital case) • $90,000 award to premises liability/slip-and-fall plaintiff • jury acquittal – DUI, terroristic threats, carrying firearms without a license • $440,000 award to civil rights violation plaintiff • jury acquittal – theft, receiving stolen property • $135,000 award to civil rights violation plaintiff • jury acquittal – possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (PWI) • $636,000 jury verdict in plaintiffs’ medical malpractice case • jury acquittal – indecent assault, indecent exposure • $550,000 award in plaintiffs’ personal injury case • juvenile case acquittal- solicitation to commit aggravated assault, aggravated assault of unborn child • $250,000 award to mass transit accident plaintiff • jury acquittal – theft, receiving stolen property, conspiracy • $130,000 award to premises liability/slip-and-fall plaintiffs • court-appointed appellate counsel – Supreme Court of Pennsylvania reversal of rape conviction • $465,000 award to automobile accident plaintiff • jury acquittal – aggravated assault • $125,000 award to automobile accident plaintiff • jury acquittal – DUI • non-jury acquittal – dismissal of armed robbery charges • $170,000 award to automobile accident plaintiffs • successful jury verdict in defense of attorney charged with legal malpractice in professional liability case • $140,000 award to injured bicyclist plaintiff • non-jury acquittal – dismissal of 2 counts of criminal homicide • $180,000 award to employment discrimination plaintiff • jury acquittal – indecent exposure • non-jury custody trial – award of primary physical and legal custody of minor to paternal grandparents over natural mother • juvenile decertification petition granted to criminal homicide charges – release at age 21 • non-jury custody trial – award of primary physical and legal custody of minor to father • jury acquittal – DUI • $90,000 award to automobile accident plaintiffs • non-jury custody trial – award of primary physical and legal custody of minor to mother • $50,000 jury verdict for plaintiff- passenger in automobile accident case • non-jury custody trial – award of primary physical and legal custody of minor to father • hung jury – Arson trial (no criminal punishment imposed) • $265,000 award to premises liability plaintiff • jury acquittal – delivery of a controlled substance • $125,000 award to premises liability plaintiff • jury acquittal – DUI • $190,000 award to products liability plaintiff • $150,000 award to premises liability/construction accident plaintiff • $750,000 award to prison medical malpractice and civil rights violation plaintiff • $90,000 award to automobile accident plaintiffs • $108,500 award to automobile accident plaintiff • $80,000 award to automobile accident plaintiff • $150,000 award to truck accident plaintiffs.

Criminal Law

White Collar Crime

Pennsylvania White Collar Crime Lawyers

White collar crime refers to financially driven nonviolent crime performed by government and business professionals, such as accountants, mortgage brokers, tax preparers, and municipal officers. In 1939, sociologist Edwin Sutherland first defined “white collar crime” as  “a crime perpetrated by a person of high social status and respectability  in the course of his occupation.”  In Pennsylvania, “white collar crime” includes offenses such as:

Insurance fraud

Bank fraud

Credit card fraud

Identity theft

Wire fraud

Health care fraud

Money laundering

Investment schemes

Racketeering

Theft of trade secrets

Tax evasion

Telemarking fraud

Environmental fraud

Computer fraud

Securities fraud

Cellular phone fraud

Embezzlement

Bribery

Counterfeiting

Extortion

Forgery

Insider trading

Welfare fraud

Ponzi Schemes

Such crimes typically involve voluminous amounts of documents, records, and paperwork, such as bank records, computer files, ledgers, and other data.

Your lawyer's trial experience is crucial when facing white collar criminal charges!

The length of imprisonment and financial penalties for a conviction of a white collar crime can be severe in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  However, many white collar crimes can be successfully defended in court with the use of qualified and competent experts in the field, such as forensic accountants, certified fraud examiners,  financial record specialists, and former law enforcement officials with specialized training in white collar crimes. It is crucial for a person who is charged with a white collar crime to hire as soon as possible a highly trained, experienced, and skillful trial attorney to develop his defense.

If you, or a loved one, have been charged with a white collar crime, you need an experienced and skillful trial lawyer with a proven track record of success in defending criminal cases in courts throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania — you need the attorneys at Charles Law Offices!

For nearly 40 years, Attorneys  Fredrick E. Charles  and Dennis G. Charles of the Charles Law Offices have successfully defended all types of serious criminal offenses, including white collar crimes, in courts throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with a reputation for excellence in legal knowledge, pretrial preparation, trial strategy, courtroom skill and experience.  Both attorneys possess an undeniable, lengthy, and outstanding track record of jury acquittals and favorable case outcomes for their clientele.

The attorneys at Charles Law Offices closely scrutinize the prosecution’s evidence with the assistance of the most qualified experts in the field, and will carefully prepare your defense and zealously defend your legal interests at every stage of your case in order to achieve the best possible result.     On those occasions when a non-trial disposition of a case is necessary, our attorneys are highly skilled veterans at working out plea-bargain agreements to reduce jail time and achieve the optimum case outcome for our clients.

If you, or a loved one, have been charged with a white collar crime, trust the lawyers at Charles Law Offices to work diligently and effectively  in representing your legal interests. When your freedom, reputation and financial security are on the line, you can’t afford anything less than the skilled trial lawyers of Charles Law Offices!

 

Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this publication, it is not intended to provide legal advice as individual situations will differ and should be discussed with a lawyer. For specific technical or legal advice on the information provided and related topics, please contact the attorneys at Charles Law Offices.

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"Attorney Dennis Charles does not give up on his clients with difficult problems. His exemplary and successful defense of an unfortunate teenager charged with double criminal homicide impressed me the most. Attorney Charles has excellent trial skills, a tremendous work ethic and very high moral values."

Farhad Sholevar, M.D. | Board Certified Psychiatrist

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A Family History of Devotion to
Law and Public Service

The Charles Brothers’ devotion to the law is derived from a family history in the legal system and of service to others. Their father, Charles “Chink” Charles (depicted in the lower left-hand corner of the photograph) held a 35 year career in law enforcement, and was selected to serve as the personal bodyguard for former United States Presidents John F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon and Lyndon B. Johnson during their campaign visits to Allentown.

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