What is a White-Collar Crime?

Generally, when people hear the word “criminal,” they do not picture a smiling man in a business suit. However, crime comes in all shapes and sizes, and, rather obviously, anyone can commit a crime. If you are someone who is being charged with a white-collar crime, there is a very good chance you are now looking into the potential penalties you may face. Unfortunately, courts will not show you mercy simply because your crime was non-violent. This is why you cannot afford to wait any longer. Do yourself a favor–read on and hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who is ready to protect your future. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are some examples of white-collar crimes?

There are several different types of white-collar crimes, however, generally, they all stem from greed. White-collar crimes almost always involve the illegal manipulation of money. Some of the most common white-collar crimes are as follows:

Bankruptcy fraud: While bankruptcy is designed as a tool for those who truly need it, some people take advantage of the system and lie about truly needing bankruptcy by hiding certain important documents. However, if convicted, you may face jail time.
Embezzlement: If you are caught mishandling important company finances, by doing things like funneling company money into your bank account, there is a very good chance you will face embezzlement charges.
Extortion: Extortion only works through fear. If you either blackmail a person or a company in exchange for monetary payments, you are guilty of extortion. Extortion charges go a long way in court, so you must be ready to fight.

What happens if I am convicted of white-collar crime?

If you are convicted of white-collar crime, you may feel its ramifications for the rest of your life. Do not let this happen. You must speak with an aggressive criminal defense attorney as soon as you can. If you have been charged with a white-collar crime, you may face the following penalties:

  • Home detention
  • Forfeitures
  • Restitution
  • Community confinement
  • Heavy fines
  • Supervised release
  • Imprisonment

To avoid spending several years in jail, you must not hesitate to reach out to an attorney who is willing to help. Do not delay. The sooner we can get started on your case, the better.

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Kevin T. Conway is an experienced Bergen County criminal attorney handling DUI, DWI, traffic violations, violent crimes, sex crimes, illegal gun possession, shoplifting, and juvenile crimes. Attorney Conway is also experienced in commercial law matters, zoning law, and estate planning. If you need an aggressive criminal lawyer, contact The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway for a free consultation.

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