You’ve been charged with a white collar crime and now you wonder how you will be able to move forward, especially when you have received a felony charge. Today we will take a closer look at our white collar crime FAQ, which can help answer some of your questions regarding these crimes and what you should expect.
White Collar Crime FAQ
What crimes are white collar crimes? Some common types of white collar crimes include bribery, embezzlement, commercial fraud, tax fraud, and more. Many of them you find will be business-related in some way.
Will I be charged with a felony or misdemeanor? You may be worried about being charged with a felony because you know that these crimes are so serious that they can lead to long incarceration periods and larger fines. Many of the white collar crimes you can be charged with are felonies. However, some that are victimless acts will be charged as misdemeanors.
Should I expect jail time? You could be sentenced to jail time if you are convicted, yes. However, with the help of an attorney, you might be able to bring a defense and get reduced charges or no charges at all, depending on the circumstances.
Are these charges charged on a federal or state level? Many of these crimes are charged on a federal level, which means that you might see harsher penalties enacted. However, courts will decide who has jurisdiction and it can vary.
Should I retain an attorney? Yes, you should always have an experienced attorney on your side when you are working through the legal matters that coincide with white collar crimes. We can help represent your rights and advise you on what to do when you have received one of these charges to make the most out of your case.
If you have been charged with a white collar crime, what are you waiting for? Let us help you at the Law Office of Peter Blair, where your rights matter to us.