If you work in a professional setting, criminal allegations can ruin your entire career even if you eventually beat the charges. If you do find yourself facing unfair white collar crime charges, you should do everything in your power to protect your future and defend your reputation. Sometimes, this means bringing a countersuit against the very people who charged you. After all, their mistake could cost you your livelihood.

Such is the case of a banker who was recently acquitted of allegations that he took over $400,000 in a grand larceny scheme. The charges originated when a colleague submitted a report to members of an internal investigation with Chase bank claiming that the two of them had colluded to abuse their power and defraud customers. The man objected to the charges immediately, claiming that he was innocent, but it took nearly two years to prove his innocence in court.

Now, in the wake of the allegations, he faces serious setbacks in his professional life and has filed a countersuit against the prosecutors, claiming that they irreparably damaged his career. If the court agrees, he could a multi-million dollar payout.

If you face fraud or larceny charges, there is a very good chance that you are not actually guilty of the things your charges outline. Before you can effectively pursue damages for erroneous charges, it is important to make sure that you build a strong defense against the charges in front of you. An experienced attorney can help you examine the details of your charges and construct a professional, personalized defense that protects your rights and privileges.

Source: New York Daily News, “Ex-JP Morgan banker seeks $5M after jury acquitted him for swiping money from accounts of elderly and deceased,” Christina Carrega, Aug. 12, 2017