White Collar Crime Attorney
What Is a White Collar Crime?
According to the official FBI website:
"The term—reportedly coined in 1939—is now synonymous with the full range of frauds committed by business and government professionals. It’s not a victimless crime. A single scam can destroy a company, devastate families by wiping out their life savings, or cost investors billions of dollars (or even all three, as in the Enron case). Today’s fraud schemes are more sophisticated than ever, and we are dedicated to using our skills to track down the culprits and stop scams before they start."
A white collar crime is an illegal activity often related to fraud in a business or government settings. The name was originally used in 1939 by Edwin Sutherland, referring to individuals often of a higher social standing that were at odds with the legal system. The nature of these crimes can differ significantly from other criminal charges, but they can still lead to many of the same harsh repercussions.
One person may commit their crime in the streets while another does it in a business, but both these individuals may find themselves facing fines, in jail, or dealing with other penalties. White collar crimes should be taken with a high level of seriousness since they can lead to results that not only damage a person's career but many other aspects of their life.
It is important to understand the specifics at the state and federal level since the laws and penalties can differ. Discuss your case with a West Palm Beach criminal lawyer immediately. Time is of the essence and you need to retain strong defense immediately.
Different Forms of White Collar Crimes
These crimes are often based out of financial motivation and may include the following:
- Identity theft
- Bank Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Tax Evasion
- Insurance Fraud
- Securities Fraud
- Credit Card Fraud
Fight White Collar Crime Charges
Many people are fooled into believing that their crime is not as serious because it took place behind the walls of a business or home, but that is simply not true. Gaining defense immediately is critical. You may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time and are being falsely accused. You may also have been charged too harshly and the potential penalties can be more than what fits the crime.
Defense against these charges can include:
- Lack of evidence;
- Illegal search or seizure;
- Mistaken identity; and/or
- Lack of intent.
By working with The Law Offices of Phillip T. Ridolfo, Jr., you can rest assured knowing that you will receive 25+ years of experience on your side. I have a strong knowledge of the defense process and will seek the best possible outcome. Whether you are being prosecuted at the state or the federal level The Law Offices of Phillip T. Ridolfo, Jr. can offer aggressive defense. Call now for a free initial consultation.
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