Like many people, you’ve heard of “White Collar Crime,” on television or through the media. Yet, do you know what it means to be facing charges that fall under the umbrella of white collar crime? A common “White Collar Crime” is embezzlement as this Philadelphia executive is alleged to have done in her professional position as Chief Executive Officer.
In New Jersey, White Collar Crime refers to a number of criminal acts that are committed for financial gain and typically in a business or professional setting.
The most common White Collar Crimes include:
- Tax evasion
- Money laundering
- Financial exploitation of the elderly
- Identity theft
- Theft from charities and non-profits
If you’re accused of committing any type of White Collar Crime, your best bet is to get in touch with a lawyer. An experienced White Collar Crime lawyer can give you the guidance you need to get the best
possible outcome in your case. You should never discuss any aspects of your case with law enforcement officers but you should also avoid discussing the alleged facts with those you work with or have accused of these thefts without talking to your lawyer first. Even if you’re completely innocent of the charges being levied against you, it’s still a good idea to keep quiet until you’ve gotten guidance from your attorney. Often, these types of crimes are classified according to their severity. Some white collar crimes can be very serious felonies that result in prison time if you’re convicted (which is another reason it’s so important to talk to a white collar crime attorney before you answer any questions). If you’re facing criminal charges that have to do with fraud, embezzlement or any number of other crimes that fall under “White Collar Criminal Offense”, you must talk to an attorney as soon as possible.