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Fraud Defense | White Collar Crimes

Protecting Your Reputation and Your Future

Many people think that fraud and other white-collar crimes are difficult to defend because the prosecution has a paper trail of evidence. However, just because evidence exists on paper or as a computer record does not mean the information came from a reliable source or is accurate. The "garbage in, garbage out" rule applies to both paper trails and computer evidence.

My name is Matt Karzen. As a former prosecutor, I have the ability to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the state's case against you and create an effective defense. I defend individuals accused of all types of fraud and white collar crimes, including:

  • Theft by taking, deception or conversion
  • Embezzlement
  • All types of fraud
  • Forgery

Working Together to Build a Strong Defense

The state government often investigates fraud cases only about 40 percent of the way, stopping when they think have enough evidence to charge someone with a crime. As your lawyer, I can complete the investigation to make sure that every piece of evidence is properly obtained and analyzed — frequently, if a complete investigation is undertaken, reasonable doubt is obvious.

Often white collar crimes involve two business partners or an employer and employee who have a dispute. In many cases, the case comes down to two versions of what happened: your version and the complaining witness' version. The prosecutor has to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt, which can be a difficult thing to do.

In any criminal case, it is important to contact an attorney as early as possible before the case takes on a life of its own.

Free Attorney Consultation

If you have been charged with fraud or any other white-collar crime, contact me, lawyer Matt Karzen, for a free consultation. My law office is in downtown Athens, Georgia. Call toll free at 866-487-0881.