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WHAT CAN YOU DO IF YOU ARE CHARGED WITH A WHITE COLLAR CRIME?

The most obvious answer is to hire an attorney that is familiar with these type of offenses and has had success in defending and negotiating them. Because prosecutors and judges take these type of crimes so seriously, you must have a strategy based on your particular set of circumstances and fact situation. The biggest challenge that I see as a defense attorney, that has been dealing with these case for the past 25 years, is that the prosecutors will argue that the defendant was in a position of trust and betrayed that trust in committing the crime. Hence, that is usually where we have to be able to develop a strategy around in explaining the behavior and what we are going to do to make it right. In addition to showing that the client has a life story that is not just the crime he or she is being charged with we must show that the client can make things right for the victim and this behavior is an aberration that will not occur again.

One key thing that can swing things in our favor is to be able to pay back the victim of the theft. The prosecutors consider it their number one job to make the victim whole when it comes to resolving a white collar offense. The old adage that money talks, could not be more true when dealing with a situation where an employee has taken money from their own company. Prosecutors and judges feel for these victims because they realize the damage that can be caused when big sums of money are taken from unsuspecting people who rely on their employees to help them.

THE LAW RELATED TO WHITE COLLAR DEFENSE

In order for the prosecutors and judges to put a particular case in the realm of a while collar offense, it has been my experience that the employee must be a high ranking employee in the business and taken a significant amount of funds. The more money that is taken and the more sophisticated the crime, the more likely it is that the federal government will become involved in the prosecution. If the feds are involved, then that ups the stakes for the particular defendant. There are all kinds of enhancements that can be added to the charges and any prison time is served at eighty five percent.

A white collar crime is a criminal act that occurs within a business, corporate, or company setting. These crimes tend to involve the theft of large sums of money and are committed by people who are within prominent positions. Commonly committed white collar crimes include: embezzlement, money laundering, bribery, insider trading, RICO, tax evasion, fraud, extortion, and blackmail.

When a person is convicted of a white collar crime, he/she may be punished with time in jail, fines, restitution, community service, and probation. The length and severity will depend upon the crime the offender committed, the amount of money involved with the crime the offender committed, if the offender has a prior criminal record, and if the offender has prior white collar crime convictions.

White collar crimes cost the United States Government millions of dollars annually. For this reason, crimes of this nature are always heavily investigated and vigorously prosecuted. White collar crimes also tend to generate a great deal of interest from the media, which can quickly become invasive to the privacy and rights of the person being charged or convicted. If you have been charged with a white collar crime, it is to your benefit to speak with a talented white collar crime defense attorney. You will need consistent, reliable legal representation throughout investigations, and both in and out of court.

The Hedding Law Firm has represented many clients throughout San Fernando who have been charged with white collar crimes. As knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys, we know that white collar crime charges must always be taken seriously. When we work with our clients, we do everything we can to provide them with the best legal resources, representation, and guidance.

If you have been charged with a white collar crime, call the Hedding Law Firm at (818) 986-2092 today! Our skilled legal team will investigate the facts surrounding your case, contest evidence presented against you, and place every effort into your defense. At the Hedding Law Firm, we are dedicated to our clients and their cases.

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