White Collar Crime
Our Proven Record
For over thirty years, the lawyers at Peters, Rubin, Sheffield & Hodges have successfully provided proactive and aggressive representation to individuals accused of white collar crime in State and Federal courts. Our successes have not gone unnoticed. The American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™ recently selected us as a ‘Top Rated Lawyer in White Collar Criminal Defense Law.’ The US News and World Report named Peters, Rubin, Sheffield & Hodges a “Best Law Firm”.
In the past year, we have convinced federal and state prosecutors to dismiss formally filed charges and to forego charges altogether. These cases included allegations of Medicare fraud, embezzlement from Georgia Tech, and bank fraud. Currently, the firm is representing an educator indicted in the Atlanta Public School cheating scandal. Where we are unable to stop cases from being prosecuted, the lawyers bring to the case meticulous trial preparation and passionate persuasion in the courtroom. Each case is different and involves unique strategies, but one thing remains the same: a commitment to each client to do everything in our power to preserve the client’s guaranteed constitutional rights.
Our Understanding of False Charges
The successful representation of an individual accused of a white collar crime requires a genuine understanding of the business practices at issue. Equally important is an extensive, in-depth examination of the efforts made by the individuals to maintain compliance with the law and/or mastery of the documents involved in the investigation, which sometimes exceed tens of thousands of pages. Peters, Rubin, Sheffield & Hodges also consults with and employs the best, most highly-trusted experts in the nation for purposes of forensic analysis of bank records, computers, compliance with billing codes and practices, and tax records.
The FBI recently summarized the concept of white collar crime as the practice by business and government officials of “lying, cheating, and stealing.” As such, prosecutions embrace a broad range of criminal and civil allegations, including bank fraud, mortgage fraud, health care fraud (Medicaid and Medicare), pharmaceutical / FDA mislabeling fraud, embezzlement, and money laundering. State and federal governments have at their disposal half a dozen federal investigatory agencies (FBI, DEA, FDA, ICE, Secret Service, IRS, OIG) and hundreds of millions of dollars earmarked to prosecute white collar crime.