White Collar Crimes in Murrieta
Illegal Monetary Gain
White collar crimes can be confusing. The term "white collar" is an outdated term referencing the white shirt collars of business professionals. The term is appropriate for these crimes because they generally encompass any nonviolent crime that is committed typically within a business setting by an individual for monetary gain. Various types of white collar crimes that we offer defense for include:
Embezzlement involves the illegal writing of bad checks (even if they are your own!), taking cash sums from registers or bookkeeping schemes. If you have been accused or are being investigated of embezzlement, contact a top attorney today.
Fraud is the illegal forging of any document for personal monetary gain. You could be accused of fraud if you have illegal signed someone else's name, deception of government taxes or insurance fraud to receive high compensations.
Bribery is the illegal offering or accepting of cash or valued goods to another individual to receive a particular outcome in a situation. Bribery charges can be filed against the briber or the accepter of the bribes.
Charged with counterfeiting? Counterfeiting is the illegal falsification of documents. You can be charged with this offense if you have illegally replicated a government seal, educational records or currency. This is a serious offense that requires an experienced attorney to help defend your rights.
You could be charged with forgery if you have illegally altered a written document, such as signing someone else's name or editing the document, with intent to defraud. This offense can be charged as a theft crime.
Because of their complex nature, these crimes can sometimes be difficult to charge. These type of crimes are charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the accusations that are against you.
Typically, people who commit these crimes are business-minded people or entrepreneurs. These crimes can be prosecuted at a state level or a federal level, depending on the amount of money that was alleged to have been taken. Although these crimes still carry a lesser penalty than a violent crime, you still could be facing fines, restitution, a criminal record and sometimes prison time. Sometimes, if a fraudulent operation has been occurring for an extended period of time, the cases may end up being filed in a federal court.
Defending Your Rights with a Knowledgeable Criminal Lawyer
White collar crime investigations can take months and sometimes years to gather enough evidence to persecute an individual. The evidence is often tricky to gather and there is typically little hard evidence of money laundering, fraud and embezzlement. Bank records, company records and salary statements sometimes need to be gathered to accuse someone of a white collar crime. If you are under investigation, or know that an investigation is imminent, know is the time to contact an experienced and professional white collar crime defense lawyer.
Since 1999, we have represented numerous individuals charged with white collar crimes. We can help! If you have been arrested or charged with a white collar crime in Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Corona or Riverside, it's critical that you obtain the assistance of a top Murrieta criminal defense attorney. Call us today at (951) 842-2347 for a