Business Crimes & Regulatory Investigations
One side effect of capitalism in our world is the rise of business crime, also referred to as “white collar crime”, which is a distinct division of crime that involves business and corporations. Business crime is not considered a physical crime and instead includes the abuse of finances, fraudulent claims by lying, cheating and stealing.
What Kind of Business Crimes Are There?
There is a wide variety of white collar crimes out there today, and it is always evolving. However, a majority of them fit into one of these categories below:
- Insider Trading
- Copyright Infringement
- Cyber Crime
- Money Laundering
- Identify Theft
Business Crime and Regulatory Investigations
As a result of white collar crimes, certain agencies and governments take proactive steps to combat unlawful activities engaged in by companies and business owners. Investigations may be issued against a suspected company or individual to determine if they are engaging in illegal activities. Teams of investigators are often put together to help monitor, gather intelligence, collect statistics, and otherwise gather information and evidence against the suspect.
The Law Offices of Terry L. Gilbeau can assist in resolving business and commercial litigation, and in arbitration and regulatory proceedings, including contract disputes, construction disputes, real estate litigation, partner and shareholder disputes, employment law matters, and unfair competition.
Professional License Defense
Occasionally, individuals who are required to have a professional license to practice in their field undergo investigation for professional misconduct or other white collar crime. These professionals include but are not limited to law, medical and other postgraduate degrees.
If you are a professional who has been charged with a white collar crime and are under review (or investigation), then your future as a professional will be at risk. A conviction will not only ruin your career, but it can damage your finances, your professional reputation and the rest of your life.
If you are under investigation, then your professional license is going to be at risk of being suspended or even revoked. Reduce the chances of your license being revoked, and your professional career ruined, by contacting us today. We are experts in criminal defense, and our services include the defense of professional licenses. We will work with you to help get your charges dropped, and your professional license successfully protected.
What Professionals Are At Risk?
There are a wide variety of professionals who may be at the risk of an investigation, but some of the most common include:
- Other medical professionals.
What Kind of Activities Puts a Professional at Risk?
There are several unlawful activities that will put a professional at risk of being reviewed and investigated. All of these activities must be considered ‘professional misconduct’ while at the workplace or with the patient/client. Listed below are some of the more prominent and frequent illegal activities that will draw attention to the professional license for review:
- Illegally Prescribing Narcotics
- Abuse or Domestic Violence
- Medical Insurance Fraud
- Medical Malpractice
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Practicing Under the Influence (of a Controlled Substance or Alcohol)
- Driving Under the Influence
- Other White Collar Crimes
If your professional license is being reviewed or investigated, you should seek legal advice immediately. The Law Offices of Terry L. Gilbeau can help you defend your professional license so that your career and life is not going to be put at risk. You could lose your career and your source of income, which will negatively impact the rest of your life if not handled carefully and in a quick, timely fashion.
Don’t let a professional license review ruin your life. Contact Gilbeau Law today for advice and expert legal defense.