White collar crimes are criminal actions performed by people for monetary gain or detriment to another. They are most often financially motivated and in many cases involve companies or entities. Some various crimes of this nature can include the following:
- Money laundering
- Extortion or blackmail
If you are charged with any of these crimes, then it is crucial that you seek skillful representation in your case that can fight for your goals, your defense, and your rights in court.
Examples of Financial Crimes
Embezzlement can be a confusing crime. It involves taking money from an account entrusted to you for purposes other than the way the account was meant to be used. For example, if a law firm is entrusted with access to an account that belongs to a large corporation for the purpose of withdrawing attorney fees for services rendered and they take money out for any other reason, then they are committing the crime of embezzlement.
Money laundering is also a serious crime and involves passing illegally or illegitimately earned funds through a legitimate source in order to mask their origin. If a small business owner who deals only in cash sells drugs out of the back of the shop, then he / she will need to mask the origin of these funds. The way that they may do this is by depositing the cash earned from drug sales along with cash earned by the business into a bank account and claiming that the funds are all from the small business. Once the funds are deposited, they will be recorded as funds earned in a small business, thereby masking their true criminal origin.
Why You Need Representation
If you have been charged with a white collar crime of any kind, then you need skilled representation in your case. Our firm understands the severity of the situation that you face, and we can provide you with the criminal defense representation that you need. Do not wait; seek the legal assistance of a skilled defense lawyer from our firm today!