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With recent national attention focusing on financial regulation and exposing corporate wrongdoing, white collar criminal prosecutions have begun to get increased attention. Though headlines are devoted to big names, the reality is that white collar crimes can impact people from all walks of life, not just Wall Street tycoons.
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There has been a dramatic rise in the number of white collar criminal prosecutions across the country in recent years. Intense media attention and political pressure has resulted in prosecutors, both state and federal, taking action that they see as aimed at those profiting off the financial harm of others. Increased resources have been devoted to these cases in the hopes of securing attention-getting convictions, meaning that prosecutors are better prepared than ever before when targeting white collar offenders.
What makes white collar crimes different?
White collar crimes are unusual in that they don’t resemble crimes you see on TV. No violence, drugs or sexual assault is involved. Instead, these cases often revolve around financial matters. As a result, white collar criminal cases are often far more complex than other crimes and require a high degree of skill on the part of defense attorneys.
Examples of white collar crimes include mail fraud, tax fraud, accounting fraud, real estate fraud, price fixing, credit card fraud, insider trading, identity theft, embezzlement, and forgery.
Given the wide range of crimes that exist under the umbrella of white collar offenses, it can be hard to generalize possible punishments. Certainly jail time is a possibility that often accompanies white collar criminal convictions. Beyond time behind bars, white collar crimes often involve substantial financial penalties. Unlike crimes involving drugs or violence, white collar criminal convictions frequently lead to the payment of millions of dollars in fines and restitution. This means that not only is your freedom on the line, but your family’s financial future also hangs in the balance.
Given the severe consequences for those facing white collar criminal charges, it is critical that you reach out to an attorney with the experience to handle such complex criminal matters. Remember that no matter how serious the charges, you are not without hope and that a skilled legal defense can be mounted on your behalf. If you or someone you know is dealing with a white collar crime case and is in need of advice, don’t hesitate to call the Kans Law Firm today at (952) 835-6314 for a free consultation.