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White Collar crime

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At JM Shoot Attorneys, Johannesburg, we have experience in dealing with white collar crimes, which collectively include fraud, bribery, insider trading, money laundering, identity theft, pension fund crime and corruption. These crimes are all on the rise in South Africa.

Many individuals facing white collar crime allegations such as fraud are encountering the criminal justice system for the first time in their lives. They are indeed concerned about the impact that the charges will have on their careers and families and they fear the outcome of the criminal justice system. It is in these situations, where the stakes are so high, that it is absolutely necessary that an accused has an experienced defense attorney representing them. At JM Shoot Attorneys, we have the necessary experience and knowledge to ensure that you receive the best legal representation possible.

No matter how minor the criminal charge  may be, it is likely that facing criminal prosecution is one of the most terrifying experiences in life. Being charged with a criminal offence entails a prosecution team working hard to ensure that an accused is convicted. In these circumstances, it is absolutely vital that an accused has a dedicated and experienced criminal defense attorney representing them to comprehensively oppose the prosecution, and conviction or to reduce sentence.

We respond to a criminal arrest of our clients awith urgency, and immediately enter into discussions with the relevant investigating officers in order to secure a release. In some cases, it is possible to have the charges withdrawn. If this is not possible, we can attempt to secure a release as soon as possible by either obtaining police or prosecutor bail, or by conducting a strong and effective representation at a bail hearing. We  negotiate the best possible bail conditions for our clients, ensuring that the bail amount is reasonable and that the bail conditions do not unduly interfere with the accuseds right to earn a living, travel, or be with their family.

If an accused considers that they have been unjustly denied bail, or should any harm come to them whilst they are in police custody, we urge you to contact our office to establish the possibility of appealing your denial of bail or in the appropriate situations to sue the State for the harm that may have been suffered. As appeals are governed by strict time deadlines, it is absolutely essential that one makes contact with yan attorney as soon as possible, otherwise you may lose the opportunity to appeal the decision.

At JM Shoot Attorneys, we offer a comprehensive defense in criminal matters, from obtaining speedy and reasonable bail, preparing and conducting a thorough and effective defense of the prosecution to attending to parole applications (if necessary). The first few hours after being charged with a criminal offence are often the most critical. Any decisions that you make at this early stage can have profound implications on the outcome of your prosecution, for example, whether you choose to furnish the investigating officers with a statement, and, if so, what you choose to say in your statement, can either help or hinder your case. It is essential that you seek legal counsel at this crucial time, securing a legal representative who will advise you in the making of your statement or who will counsel you against making any adverse statements.

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