The Blanch Law Firm handles a variety of white collar criminal defense cases, ranging from price fixing, organized crime and tax evasion, to identity theft and Internet pharmacy crimes. Regardless of the nature of the white collar crime accusations you face, it is important to begin working with an attorney as soon as possible. Fraud is “a knowing misrepresentation of the truth or concealment of a material fact to induce another to act to his or her detriment.” The injury in fraud is usually depriving a person of money or other property that rightfully belongs to that person. Fraud crimes are classified according to the type of transaction in which the deception occurred. Fraud is a serious and broadly defined criminal offense. Criminal fraud is a charge that can be brought against a business, as well as against an individual (a business cannot be put in prison, but it can be hit with substantial fines). A charge of fraud — let alone a conviction — can seriously damage the reputation of a person or company. Zealous legal representation is critical in fraud cases, as in all criminal cases, so it is critical for an accused to seek help from a white collar criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Contact Blanch Law Firm P.C. in New York, New york, today to schedule a consultation with a criminal defense lawyer.