Aggressive Defense Against White-Collar Crime Charges

Many businesspeople and professionals face white-collar crime charges for activities they didn't even know were illegal. If you have been arrested for a white-collar crime, you need an experienced attorney on your side.

My name is Christian Phelps, and I am a criminal defense lawyer in Spokane, Washington. If you have been charged with a white-collar crime, you should not talk to police officers or anyone else until you have first spoken with me. I offer a free initial consultation to advise you of the consequences of a conviction and the possible defenses.

When Your Future and Freedom Are at Risk, Contact the Law Offices of Christian J. Phelps

If you buy somebody's home when they are about to lose it due to foreclosure, and then you rent it back to them, you could be charged with a white-collar crime. When you use the equity in someone's home to take unfair advantage of them, the government calls it equity-skimming, also known as foreclosure rescue and foreclosure reconveyance. You might think you are engaged in a legitimate business of speculating in real estate, but the government can call your activities fraudulent or deceptive and charge you with a crime.

I represent people charged with all types of white-collar crimes, including Internet fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, identity theft, embezzlement, insurance fraud, fraudulent claims, tax fraud and gambling fraud. I can help you regardless of whether you are facing state or federal charges.

Explore Your Defense Options

There are many possible defenses for individuals accused of white-collar crimes. Broadly speaking, such defenses may include:

  • You weren't the one who did it.
  • What the police think was done wasn't done.
  • You did it, but what you did was legal.
  • You did it, but not involving the amount alleged by the state.

There are also diversion programs if you do not have a prior criminal history and are able to make restitution. If you successfully complete a diversion program, you will not end up with a criminal record.

Contact My Office Today

If you have been charged with a white-collar crime in Washington, Oregon or Idaho, DO NOT talk to police or anyone else until you have spoken with me, criminal defense attorney Christian Phelps. Contact my office via email or by phone at 509-323-2420.