White collar crimes are defined by the FBI as, “those illegal acts which are characterized by deceit, concealment, or violation of trust and which are not dependent upon the application or threat of physical force or violence”. White collar crimes are those that are typically committed by those who are looked upon as affluent. They occur during the performance of one’s day to day business activities. White collar crimes have become more complex due to the advent of technology. Some of the many white collar crimes that are committed are embezzlement, swindling, insider trading, internet fraud, credit card fraud, bribery, extortion, insurance fraud, tax evasion and money laundering. Though these crimes are enforced on the state level, the majority of them are tried in federal court.
Federal government officials are serious about prosecuting white collar crime. If you find yourself in a position where you have been accused of one of these crimes, you will need a tough defense attorney as your advocate. McLane, Bednarski & Litt, LLP knows the ins and outs of defending white collar crimes cases. We have helped hundreds of individuals who have been arrested for these offenses, including doctors, lawyers, accountants, executives, and other high level professionals.
If you think you are being investigated for a white collar crime, the wrong thing to do is nothing. Contact our firm right away. This will allow us to be proactive in doing our own investigation. We will speak to those individuals who needed to be spoken with to find out if, in fact, there is a criminal case being developed, and if formal charges are going to be brought against you. Hiring our experienced legal team early on may allow us to prevent a trial and negotiate less serious charges, or possibly even have the case dismissed.
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