White collar crimes are unlawful acts conducted in a business or professional setting which are performed with the goal of achieving financial gain at the expense of another party. White collar crimes are typically non-violent in nature but can do tremendous financial harm and other damages to those affected by these criminal offenses. White collar crimes are considered serious felony offenses. Punishment for these crimes is often substantial and can include fines, imprisonment, probation, and other penalties based on the nature and severity of the white collar crime
White Collar Crimes include:
Fraud - intentional deception, or false statement, that is meant to injure a person.
Bribery - an act usually implying money or gift given that alters the behavior of the recipient in ways not consistent with the duties of that person or in breach of law.
Insider Trading - trading of a corporation's stock or other securities by individuals with potential access to non-public information about the company.
Embezzlement - act of dishonestly appropriating goods, usually money, by one to whom they have been entrusted.
Computer Crime - criminal activity where a computer or network is the source, tool, target, or place of a crime.
Forgery - act of making false documents or objects in an attempt to deceive.
White collar crime is typically handled through the federal courts . These cases are usually complex and require a great deal of specialized knowledge to properly litigate. If you or a loved one has been accused of a white collar crime, there is a lot at stake. To protect and maximize your rights, it is important to contact a qualified and experienced criminal defense lawyer.
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