A white collar crime is categorized most often as any sort of crime that does not involve violence but instead relies on fraudulent or misleading activity to disenfranchise or steal from numerous people, or significantly from one party. It has been given the namesake of “white collar” due to the fact that most of the crimes that fit into this category are conducted in a business setting, where a professional might wear a white collar shirt and suit.
The nature of these alleged crimes, which often deal with digital transactions and great amounts of finances trading hands, can cause the most basic of white collar crime cases to become incredibly intricate. Laws and regulations that were allegedly violated by the defendant can cross state lines, making the charges a felony by default; in other situations, international laws may have been disrupted, causing a federal investigation and prosecution.
If you want to protect yourself, your business, and your family’s finances from harsh penalties associated with white collar crime convictions, you need to stand behind a highly-experienced lawyer. Contact our Plano white collar crimes attorney at Peveto Law for top-tier defense in Texas.
Many people accused of a white collar crime make the mistake of thinking that they will be given leniency by the court due to the fact that their alleged activity was nonviolent. This is not the case. Prosecutors may push for severe penalties in your white collar crime case in what they believe to be an effort to deter others from committing similar acts.
If you are sentenced after a white collar crime case conviction, you could face:
It should be noted that house arrest is no longer the “norm” for white collar convicts. Public criticism in recent years has swayed courts across the country to lock away fraudsters and embezzlers in the same federal prisons as those convicted of violent crimes, such as assault or murder.
If you have been accused of a white collar crime, you could be at a significant disadvantage compared to other alleged criminals due to the fact that federal investigators could be watching your case and aiding the prosecution. Step up your own defense by retaining the help of our Plano criminal defense lawyer. When you call (972) 808-5117, you can ask about setting up a complimentary case evaluation so you can learn your rights before your case begins.
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