The term "white collar crime" is used to refer to any type of offense involving a fraudulent activity performed by a business or government professional. It is most closely tied with any type of crime committed by a person of high social or professional standing in his or her occupation.
White collar crimes, an umbrella term for many different theft related offenses such as fraud, or embezzlement, are very serious offenses that can result in a lifetime of consequences and can possibly ruin reputations and entire corporations. Such crimes may be charged under Illinois State law or Federal law.
If you or your business faces investigation or is charged with any type of offense that falls into the category of white collar crime, it is in your best interest to obtain competent counsel that can prepare a comprehensive defense to help you challenge these damaging charges. Our firm has defended countless clients against allegations of white collar offenses, and we will thoroughly investigate your case and seek to have your charges dropped if any evidence was gathered through an illegal search and seizure.
Types of Offenses
White collar crime is a broad area of the law that encompasses crimes such as embezzlement, fraud, securities fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, insider trading, bribery, computer crimes, identity theft, money laundering and forgery. All of these offenses can arguably fall under the "theft crime" category as well; all of these crimes are theft offenses that are committed by a person in a corporate or government setting.
White collar crimes frequently cause a large scandal and uproar in the community. As such, it is important to have a Chicago criminal defense attorney on your side who can protect your rights and reputation. Despite the charges you are facing, you remain innocent until proven guilty, and having the best attorney possible should be your main priority. It is very important to have an experienced lawyer who is prepared to go up against tough prosecutors in a state or federal court for your case.