Practice Areas ➤ White Collar Crimes
Economic crimes against corporations or the government are often called “white collar crimes.” Federal agencies often step in to handle these offenses, but most cases are handled by local and state authorities. These crimes are usually committed by businessmen and women of high standing, and who have positions of responsibility over finances. But they can be committed by anyone intending to damage a company or nation’s financial health by using deceptive measures.
Some of the more common white collar crimes include:
- Insider trading
- Money laundering
- Public corruption
- Racketeering, also known as RICO
White collar crimes are usually felony offenses, which means they can incur a prison sentence. A few white collar offenses are misdemeanors, such as bribery involving less than $500,000, but these are less common than felonies. Prevent yourself from facing such serious penalties if you have been arrested for a white collar crime. White-collar crimes are often complex cases, involving many volumes of evidence, often in the form of computer and book readouts. An experienced white-collar defense attorney who can defend you in either state or Federal court is important in protecting your rights and fighting your case.
Any white-collar crime is a serious charge with serious consequences, and the longer you wait to hire a lawyer, the more difficult it will be to protect your rights and fight your case. Consult with Chicago defense attorney Joshua Kutnick as soon as possible to begin defending yourself against these serious accusations. We have represented numerous people accused of these kinds of cases over the years, often with very successful results. Contact us today at 312-441-0211 and schedule a consultation. Let us protect you and your rights.