Over 65 Years Of Combined Trial Experience

Effective Representation In White Collar Cases

Our Baton Rouge criminal defense practice provides effective legal representation for people accused of financial fraud crimes and other white collar offenses.

At Damico & Stockstill, Attorneys at Law, we serve corporate officers, public officials and private citizens who are facing felony and misdemeanor charges in state and federal courts. If you are being investigated or you have already been charged, you need experienced legal advice from a lawyer you can trust.

We Can Handle Any Fraud Charges You May Be Facing

Many white collar criminal matters involve charges of fraud. In fact, our fraud defense lawyer Thomas C. Damico has represented clients in every major bank fraud case that has taken place in Baton Rouge Federal Court over the last 25 years.

Additionally, Mr. Damico has represented insurance industry officials from eight separate companies and the State Department of Insurance in federal prosecutions and investigations in the Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette and Shreveport federal jurisdictions.

Mr. Damico has also represented numerous physicians, attorneys, CPAs, CEOs, CFOs, board members, and corporate employees regarding mail fraud, wire fraud, extortion, embezzlement, money laundering and Medicaid fraud in over 70 separate investigations in Louisiana and Texas.

Public Officials Facing Corruption Allegations Turn To Us

Public officials who are under investigation or have been charged with white collar crimes routinely turn to Damico & Stockstill, Attorneys at Law, for help. Our defense attorneys, Thomas C. Damico and Brent Stockstill, are experienced in cases involving charges of bribery, environmental crimes, and violations of the Hobbs Act.

Over the past 35 years, Thomas C. Damico has represented elected state and municipal officials, appointed state officials, government employees, police officers, Department of Corrections officials, judges, witnesses and co-defendants in over 35 separate investigations in state and federal courts in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Shreveport.

Such investigations included a former Louisiana governor, former secretary of state, several commissioners of insurance, state representatives, state senators, appointed officials in the Department of Environmental Quality, Department of Insurance, Department of Elections and Registrations, Housing Authority of East Baton Rouge, and East Baton Rouge Department of Public Works, as well as employees in the Department of Corrections, Baton Rouge City Police Department and East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Public officials facing white collar crime allegations turn to our firm for help because they know that we will provide the best possible defense and limit media exposure throughout the entire course of the case.

We provide free initial consultations at our law firm in East Baton Rouge Parish and will meet at prison facilities for a nominal fee. If you have questions about our firm or need effective, confidential defense against state or federal charges, contact us today.

White collar crime FAQs

  1. What is white-collar crime?
    • White-collar crime refers to non-violent crimes typically committed by individuals or businesses for financial gain, often involving deception, fraud, or manipulation. Examples include embezzlement, securities fraud, and insider trading.
  2. What are the potential consequences of being charged with a white-collar crime?
    • Depending on the severity of the offense, consequences can range from fines and restitution to imprisonment. Conviction may also result in the loss of professional licenses, reputational damage, and difficulty obtaining future employment.
  3. What should I do if I suspect I am under investigation for white-collar crime?
    • It is crucial to seek legal representation immediately. Refrain from speaking with investigators or providing any information without the guidance of an experienced white-collar crime attorney. Your attorney can protect your rights and advise you on the best course of action.
  4. How can a white-collar crime attorney help me?
    • A skilled white-collar crime attorney can provide strategic legal guidance, conduct a thorough investigation into the allegations, negotiate with prosecutors on your behalf, and vigorously defend you in court, aiming to achieve the best possible outcome, whether through dismissal, reduction of charges, or acquittal.
  5. What defenses are available for white-collar crime charges?
    • Defenses vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case but may include lack of intent, mistaken identity, coercion, entrapment, insufficient evidence, or procedural errors. Your attorney will assess the facts of your case and develop a tailored defense strategy.
  6. Will I need to go to trial if I am charged with a white-collar crime?
    • Not necessarily. Many white-collar crime cases are resolved through pre-trial negotiations, plea agreements, or alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration or mediation. However, if going to trial is in your best interest, your attorney will vigorously represent you in court.
  7. What is the statute of limitations for white-collar crimes?
    • The statute of limitations varies depending on the specific offense and jurisdiction. It is essential to consult with an attorney promptly to ensure that you understand any applicable deadlines and take appropriate legal action.
  8. Can I be charged with both state and federal white-collar crimes?
    • Yes, it is possible to face charges at both the state and federal levels for white-collar crimes, particularly if the alleged conduct violates laws enforced by both jurisdictions. In such cases, you will need an attorney experienced in navigating both state and federal court systems.
  9. What factors should I consider when hiring a white-collar crime attorney?
    • Look for an attorney with extensive experience and a successful track record in handling white-collar crime cases. Consider their knowledge of relevant laws and regulations, their reputation within the legal community, and their ability to communicate effectively and provide personalized attention to your case.
  10. How can I protect myself from potential white-collar crime allegations in the future?
    • Implement robust compliance measures, maintain accurate financial records, conduct regular audits, provide comprehensive employee training on ethics and compliance, and seek legal guidance to ensure that your business practices comply with applicable laws and regulations.

These FAQs aim to provide valuable information and address common concerns individuals may have regarding white-collar crime charges and the legal process. It’s essential to consult with a qualified white-collar crime attorney for personalized legal advice and representation tailored to your specific situation.