Not all crimes are violent or related to traffic or drugs; some involve money, fraud, and other types of illicit activities that are committed by professionals and government officials. These crimes are referred to as “white collar crimes,” and while they are not violent crimes, they are punished harshly under the law. If you are facing white collar criminal charges, it is important to arm yourself with an attorney immediately who can start to build your defense and work aggressively on your behalf.
White collar crimes refer to a myriad of different offenses, but most white collar crimes involve doing some sort of illegal activity for financial gain. Some of the most common types of white collar crimes include:
This list is not inclusive. If you have been charged with a white collar crime that you don’t see listed above, don’t hesitate to call our law offices regardless. We can provide you with the counsel and support you need.
Many people assume that because white collar crimes are non-violent crimes that typically involve professionals, white collar crimes are not punished severely. However, the opposite is true; white collar crimes can carry huge monetary penalties and long prison sentences.
What’s more, while there is a range of white collar criminal offenses that are punishable under Ohio state law, there are also a number of white collar offenses that are federal crimes. As such, you need an attorney who is knowledgeable about both and has provided federal crimes defense in the past.
If you are convicted of a white collar crime, you may face years of incarceration, a fine, and a permanent mark on your criminal record. This can inhibit your ability to find secure work in the future, forever limiting your opportunities.
Being charged with a white collar crime can be a terrifying thing. However, remember that the burden of proof is on the prosecution to establish beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the crime. Depending upon the evidence, this may be very difficult to do, especially if you have a talented criminal defense attorney on your side working for you.
Your attorney will review the evidence against you and work tirelessly to build your defense. Your lawyer will also help you to understand your options, such as entering a plea bargain or entering a plea of “not guilty” and defending yourself against charges.
At the Comunale Law Office, we are 100 percent committed to working for you. We will put you first throughout the criminal process, and do whatever it takes to secure the best outcome for your case. For a consultation with our legal team, please call us today or send us a message online.
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