Some of the most serious federal offenses that a person can be charged with committing are white collar crimes. These crimes are also known as economic crimes because they affect the economic condition of a person, a business, or the government.
All of the crimes listed above involve one person taking unlawful advantage of another person or entity’s assets or property for their own benefit. As a result, most of these crimes are treated as felonious forms of larceny and theft.
WHITE COLLAR CRIMES ARE FEDERAL CRIMES
Penalties for white collar crimes can be quite severe, especially because they are federal crimes. This means that you will be investigated by federal agencies, instead of local police. These agencies may include:
If convicted of a white collar crime, you could be charged with hefty fines and face a lengthy sentence in federal prison. With so much at stake, you need a Long Island criminal defense attorney with the experience and determination to fight your charges.
If you’ve been contacted by a federal agency or received a subpoena to produce your business records, then you are probably under investigation for a white collar crime.
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