If you’re being investigated for a white collar crime, protect yourself by contacting a Sacramento white collar criminal defense attorney with Crowell Law Offices as soon as possible.
White collar offenses are far more complicated than the average criminal offense, and the target of an investigation often doesn’t even know he or she is being investigated—until it’s too late.
You may be giving away statements that can be used against you without you even realizing it. It’s imperative that you call a Sacramento white collar crime lawyer from our office right away to discuss your concerns and options. If you’re convicted of a white collar crime in California, you could suffer disastrous consequences.
Your professional life could be ruined, you could lose licenses and accreditations, and your family life could be forever impacted. Hiring a lawyer won’t make you “look guilty,” and it could protect you from being convicted of one of these life-altering charges.
“White collar” is a term used to describe a wide variety of crimes committed for the purpose of financial gain—usually perpetrated by nonviolent individuals who may not fit the stereotypical idea of a criminal.
White collar crimes are often committed through fraudulent or deceptive means, and the perpetrators are usually in positions of power. White collar criminals could be managers, accountants, insurance adjusters, bankers, or anyone with access to money. These types of crimes are essentially a form of theft, only on a much grander scale.
White collar crimes cover a large list of offenses, and more offenses are added to the list with each passing year. For example, insurance fraud is becoming quite common, as are securities fraud and Ponzi schemes. Below is a list of common white collar crimes in Sacramento, although this list is not exhaustive:
Theft involving large amounts of money and the abuse of a position of power, or the abuse of another’s trust, can result in serious criminal penalties. Without legal representation, you will most likely spend some time in jail or prison, and you will almost certainly be forced to pay restitution to the victims of your crimes.
Below, please see some examples of the penalties you might face if convicted of a white collar crime in Sacramento:
As it is with any criminal charge, the prosecution must prove several elements in order for a person to be convicted. The act must have been committed, and there must have been cause and intent. Your white collar defense attorney in Sacramento can challenge one or all of these elements to protect you from a conviction.
The following are just a few examples of defenses your attorney could use to defend you:
When you suspect you’re being investigated, or if you’ve already been charged with a white collar crime, you probably have a million questions running through your mind.
Speak with an attorney from Crowell Law Offices to get your questions answered. We’ve listed some frequently asked questions below to help you until you have a chance to call.
If you’ve been contacted by law enforcement about an investigation and they’re asking general but pointed questions, you may be under investigation. They may make it seem like someone else is the target, but it’s actually you. If you’ve received a subpoena or seen a warrant, this is a sign of a possible investigation.
You should contact a Sacramento white collar crime defense lawyer whether you believe you’ve committed a crime or not. Everyone is entitled to an aggressive defense—it’s your right.
White collar convictions will make it difficult for you to secure good employment, cause you and your family embarrassment, cause you to lose certain rights as a felon, and force you to suffer legal penalties like prison and fines or restitution.
Being investigated for a white collar offense is very serious. In many cases, simply being charged with an offense is enough to destroy your life. That’s why it’s so important that you seek help from a knowledgeable lawyer if you have reason to believe you’re being investigated or you have been charged.
The criminal defense team with Crowell Law Offices has experience handling all types of white collar cases, and we can help defend you against a conviction. Call us today at 916-303-2800 or complete the form below to discuss your options with a Sacramento white collar crime lawyer.