White Collar Crimes generally include various forms of fraud, theft, and illegal deceptive practices that affects individuals, businesses, the government, and the American Public. These crimes are commonly associated with business professionals, however, the technology boom has ushered in the opportunity of many "tech savy" non-professional individuals to be caught up in illegal White Collar Crime situations, investigations, and criminal trials.
In general, White Collar Crimes may be described as intentional acts by one or more individuals for the purpose of financial gain while unlawfully depriving individuals, businesses, or the government of property or assets. Many white collar crimes are also be committed by an omission or purposeful failure to state material facts that are required. In short, omitting relevant facts is just as liable as manufacturing facts which are untrue.
There are various forms of White Collar Crimes:
Health Care Fraud • Computer / Internet Fraud • Embezzlement • Insurance Fraud • Mortgage Fraud • Mail Fraud • Wire Fraud • Telemarketing Fraud • Pharmaceutical Crimes • Counterfeiting / Forgery • Import / Export Crimes • Extortion • Perjury.
White Collar Crime cases are aggressively prosecuted, especially when a Government Agency, Bank, or Lending Institution is involved.
In order for the prosecution to obtain a conviction for a white collar crime they must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused person (or persons) intentionally and knowingly committed the criminal offense. If two or more people developed a plan together and/or participated in the crime, conspiracy to commit a fraud may also be charged.
White Collar Crime cases may be tried in either State or Federal Court. However it is important to know that in Federal Court, the burden of proof for the prosecution may sometimes be less for a conviction than if the case is tried in State Court.
White Collar Crime cases present uniquely complex issues which are often best served with the legal assistance and guidance of experienced legal counsel.
If you have been charged with a white collar crime, you need an attorney on your side who is knowledgeable of the law, experienced at trial, and able to negotiate for you from a position of strength. Call our law office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 863.709.0808, or by using our online case evaluation form.
We stand ready to aggressively represent you, and answer all of your questions. An aggressive defense of your case in the early stages could lead to the charges against you being dismissed or reduced.