An overview of white collar crimes entail and how a white collar criminal lawyer can help you
The crimes that fall under the term “white collar” refer to non-violent crimes, and most often involve a component with fraud. The non-violent nature of this type of crime can often lead people to think that it can be personally managed; that it was just a misunderstanding that can be cleared up. Whether you have already been charged or think you are being investigated, do not hesitate and hire a white collar criminal lawyer as soon as possible.
If you live or work in Worcester Country or the surrounding area, call Murphy & Rudolf, LLP at 508-762-1397 for a free consultation. In order to protect yourself and your assets, proper representation is critical.
What sort of crimes are white collar crimes?
As mentioned above, these crimes are non-violent. Most of the cases white collar criminal lawyers deal with generally have to do with some sort of fraud. But it’s important to break it down a bit more. What may seem obvious, can actually be more nuanced.
White Collar Theft
Theft, in its most simplified form, is the best way to explain many crimes. Telemarketing fraud, for example, is regarded as a sort of theft within legal frameworks. It is not always directly related to money. Some of the cases Murphy & Rudolf white collar criminal lawyers have worked on have related to:
- Identity Theft Crimes
- Credit Card Fraud
- Economic Espionage
A form of fraud, providing false details about certain information in order to gain different tax advantages that help a business or individual acquire benefits from the government is called falsified information. Some examples of these are:
- Insurance fraud
- Medical fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Bankruptcy fraud
- Mail fraud
Crimes related to money
In some way or another, most of the other types of crimes previously listed, are related to money. However, in the eyes of the law, there are some crimes that are more directly financially linked. This includes, though is not limited to:
- Counterfeiting and Uttering
- Money Laundering
A white collar criminal lawyer can be hired before there are official charges
An experienced and knowledgeable white collar criminal lawyer will advise you to hire legal support even if you are not officially charged. Additionally, even if you don’t think you are directly related, you may be unexpectedly implicated, either intentionally or unintentionally by the individual in question or due to the circumstantial context.
Prosecutions of this nature can happen both on state or federal levels. Whether you are concerned about charges relating to computer crimes like backing or phishing, tax matters, or violations relating to Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), we have experience. We have defended individuals and corporations in state cases prosecuted by the State Attorney General’s Office, as well as clients facing prosecution by the United States Attorney’s Office.
Ultimately, you may have had no idea you, a business partner, or a third-party related to you were committing a crime. Regardless, it is crucial to best protect yourself, your future, and your assets, that you contact a white collar criminal lawyer immediately. If you are in Worcester, MA, the experienced attorneys at Murphy and Rudolf, LLP may be able to help. Schedule a free consultation: 508-762-1397.