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Virginia White-Collar Crime Defense Attorneys

At Fishwick & Associates PLC, we understand the gravity of white-collar criminal charges and the impact they have on your life and livelihood.

With more than 85 years of combined legal experience, our white-collar crime defense attorneys bring a depth of knowledge and skill to every case we handle. Our law firm serves clients in Roanoke and throughout Virginia, including Lynchburg, Richmond, Virginia Beach and Alexandria. We are committed to delivering a defense that is tenacious and smart.

White-Collar Crime FAQ

If you have been charged with a white-collar crime or if you are being investigated, you likely have questions about your circumstances. Read our answers to commonly asked questions about white-collar crime.

What exactly is white-collar crime?

White-collar crime encompasses a broad range of financially motivated, nonviolent offenses committed by individuals, businesses or government entities.

What are the most common types of white-collar crime?

Common white collar crimes include:

What punishments can result from a white-collar crime conviction?

Convictions can lead to severe penalties, including:

  • Fines
  • Restitution
  • Community service
  • Probation
  • Imprisonment

The consequences extend beyond the legal realm. A mere allegation of wrongdoing can affect your professional life and future opportunities.

What are possible defenses against white-collar crime charges?

Defense strategies may include:

  • Demonstrating a lack of intent
  • Challenging the validity of evidence
  • Arguing that civil rights were violated
  • Negotiating plea agreements

What should I look for in a white-collar crime defense lawyer?

You should seek an attorney with:

  • A track record of good results
  • A deep understanding of financial and criminal laws
  • Experience with FBI investigations and grand jury indictments
  • Ability to communicate complex legal concepts clearly

John Fishwick: A Widely Respected White-Collar Crime Defense Attorney

You may recognize our law firm’s founder, John Fishwick, from his media appearance. He is a regular guest on national TV news programs, providing insight into what is happening in high-profile court cases.

Mr. Fishwick is a former district attorney for the Western District of Virginia. He has seen it all. And he shares his knowledge with all of our attorneys. Our collective experience as Virginia white-collar crime lawyers equips us to handle these cases with the thoroughness they demand.

Get Help From A White-Collar Criminal Defense Attorney

If you are facing criminal charges, or if you are a person of interest, a suspect, or even a witness to an alleged crime, contact Fishwick & Associates PLC before you speak to authorities. Please call our Roanoke law office at or send us an email to discuss your situation.