Arrested & Charged with a While Collar Crime?
“While collar” is generally used to describe any nonviolent crime involving dishonesty or fraud for monetary gain. Common examples of white collar crime are:
- Bribery (extortion)
- Antitrust violations
- Credit card fraud
- Internet fraud
- Insider trading
- Environmental law violations
- Credit card fraud
- Bankruptcy fraud
- Mail fraud
- Money laundering
- Computer hacking
- Economic espionage
- Insurance fraud
Sometimes, in desperate times, when we think the risk is worth it, we could make mistakes such as committing one of the crimes above. However, the penalties could be pretty severe depending on the circumstances. If you are being charged with a white collar crime, contact an experienced Sacramento criminal defense lawyer immediately who can help with your case specifically.
Some penalties could be:
- Prison time
- Home detention
- Community confinement
Penalties could be reduced or dismissed if the defendant cooperates with the prosecution in the investigation and has an experienced criminal defense lawyer by their side.
Enforcement of white collar crime laws can be a function of the Secret Service, FBI, IRS, US Customs Office, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Securities and Exchange Commission or any other agency within a specific state.
If you have been accused or under investigation for involvement in a white collar fraud scheme, it’s crucial you have a skilled criminal defense lawyer by your side, especially if you are being sentenced for “white collar embellishment”. This type of sentenced is an aggravated sentence for serious crimes of fraud or embezzlement. If you are sentenced with this type of crime you can be convicted of at least two years.
Legal Defenses You Can Take
A skilled defense attorney will know how to determine and apply any defense applicable to your case. For example, some defenses that might be applicable to your case could be:
- You didn’t have the intent to commit the crime or there is reasonable doubt that intent was present on your part
- You were trapped by government agents or an employer to commit the crime
Contact a Sacramento criminal defense lawyer immediately if you are being charged for a white collar crime.
Contact us online or call at (916) 441-4888 for a free and confidential initial consultation with an experienced Sacramento criminal defense lawyer, available in Spanish. We appear in state and federal courts in the Sacramento and Davis communities as well as throughout Placer and San Joaquin counties.
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