White Collar Crimes
“White collar” crime refers to that category of crime that tends to be committed by professionals. Securities Fraud, Insider Trading, Bank Fraud, Tax Fraud and Money Laundering are all examples of white collar crime. Our firm works together with accountants and tax specialists to provide the expertise to defend against these complex, sophisticated prosecutions.
Mr. Conti provides representation to individuals accused of the following crimes, although this list is not meant to be comprehensive:
New York State has a Death Penalty statute for capital offenses. For a thorough discussion of the legal, ethical and moral issues involved in this controversial punishment, see the information contained at the American Civil Liberties Union Death Penalty Page .
Common Types of Prosecution
- Federal Narcotics Prosecutions and related Conspiracy counts
- State Felony Narcotics Sales and Possessions
- Misdemeanor Drug Possession
- Marijuana Crimes and Offenses
As a result of strict mandatory sentencing guidelines, individuals facing federal drug charges are in danger of being incarcerated for lengthy sentences traditionally given violent criminals. Recently, New York State has recognized the value of treatment programs as an alternative to incarceration but generally these programs are reserved for the young, for first offenders and for those charged with possessing relatively small quantities of illegal narcotics.
There is a growing sense among legal scholars, judges and politicians that the so-called “war on drugs” is not working and that narcotics and particularly marijuana should be legalized. The following are links to organizations working toward the legalization of narcotics: