What Is White Collar Crime?
White collar crimes are frequently referred to as non-violent or business crimes, but they are crimes nevertheless. These cases, which tend to involve corporate fraud, embezzlement, bribery, securities violations, and forgery, are often sensationalized on television. Because the media likes to feature stories of powerful executives falling from grace, many people associate white collar crimes with the very wealthy.
Although high-level business people can – and certainly do – commit these types of criminal acts, white collar crimes are not reserved for the rich and famous. They involve people from all walks of life – from the accounts receivable clerk wrongfully accused of stealing from the company to the shareholder unjustly charged with RICO violations. I handle a variety of white collar crimes, including:
- Insurance fraud
- Computer crimes
- Mortgage fraud
- Money laundering
- RICO violations
- Securities fraud
- Tax fraud
- Wire fraud
Restoring Your Reputation
White collar crimes are fascinating to the general public. For better or worse, people like to read about deception, greed, and misuse of power. In many cases, the media seizes upon a story and quickly spins it into a scandal. Before they ever set foot in a courtroom, individuals accused of white collar crimes are tried and convicted in the court of public opinion. A mere accusation can destroy your reputation and compromise your career. I will defend you in court, manage the media, and protect your reputation. I help hard-working people accused of white collar crimes repair their reputations and fight unjust allegations. I know what it takes to fight these accusations and win.
Why Experience Is Important
Over the years, the laws targeting white collar crimes have become increasingly harsh. The creation of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, coupled with the economic hardships and financial crisis on Wall Street and around the nation, have led to a rise in government probes that target business crimes. Individuals, businesses, corporate officers, and employees are all subject to investigation under a variety of state and federal regulations. In decades past, people convicted of white collar crimes rarely served time in prison. Today, non-violent business crimes carry harsh penalties comparable to those imposed on violent repeat offenders. Although these activities are non-violent, prosecutors take them very seriously. Many financial crimes are punishable by up to 25 years in prison.
The owners, officers, and directors of both private and public corporations can find themselves under investigation by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and others. At the state level, the Office of the Indiana Attorney General conducts investigations to expose suspected criminal behavior. Furthermore, it is not uncommon for suspects to become involved in multiple or tandem investigations led by a combination of state and federal authorities.
Indianapolis Criminal Defense Law Firm
Call today if you have been charged with a white collar crime. Without an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side, your entire future is in jeopardy. Call Razumich Law, P.C. today at (317) 983-5333 for a free consultation.
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