More than two decades of experience in North Carolina

Proven Defense Counsel In White Collar Cases

The term “white collar” is sometimes used to describe crimes that are financial in nature. Examples include many forms of fraud and misrepresentation in business dealings such as embezzlement and systematic scams targeting corporations, government entities and consumers.

I am attorney Geoffrey W. Hosford, a proven criminal defense attorney in Wilmington with more than 20 years of experience. I have taken more than 120 felony cases through trial to jury verdict — including many in U.S. District Court.

Give me a call today to discuss your specific circumstances in a free initial consultation.

Protecting Your Rights

Many white collar felony prosecutions begin as government inquiries. Many such cases are filed and tried in federal court. If you have been contacted by law enforcement or an agency investigator about any form of suspected financial wrongdoing, it is critical to get a qualified attorney involved as soon as possible. If you are already facing charges, I am here to help.

In addition to my extensive trial experience, my credentials include board certification in both state and federal criminal law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

My approach is geared to effectively manage the legal, financial and technical complexities of white collar investigations.

What Charges Are You Facing?

I exercise the rigor in discovery and all aspects of case preparation necessary to defend against charges such as:

  • Embezzlement or larceny from an employer
  • Bank fraud, mortgage fraud, tax fraud, mail/wire fraud, health care fraud and various other acts of misrepresentation
  • Money laundering and other activities sometimes filed along with drug charges and charged under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)


Ultimately, your case may require aggressive representation in state or federal court. If negotiating for restitution and other manageable outcomes is the best approach, you must have an adept, respected negotiator on your side. If you need a lawyer for white collar crime defense in Wilmington, I encourage you to contact me now by telephone or email. Call 800-763-0939.