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Criminal Defense - White Collar Crimes
By: T. Going, Thu Jul 27th, 2006
White Collar Crimes are defined as non-violent acts committed by
individuals or businesses in the course of daily working
activity. Some of these crimes include embezzlement, bribery,
tax evasion, false advertising and other types of fraud. They
are generally used to obtain money, property or services to gain
advantage in business or in ones personal life.
According to the FBI, white collar crimes cost the United States
more than $300 billion annually. These crimes are considered to
be federal offenses and even though state and local law
enforcement may be involved in the cases, charges will most
often be presented by federal agencies such as the FBI, IRS, US
Customs, Secret Service, EPA or the SEC.
Penalties for white collar offenses generally include fines,
house arrest, community confinement and sometimes imprisonment.
Federal agencies will many times make mistakes when prosecuting
these criminals. They routinely make mistakes that violate
peoples constitutional and civil rights. That is why itís so
important to hire a lawyer if youíve been charged with any of
these types of crimes. Just going to trial can be enough to
humiliate, embarrass and often time destroy the future of a
growing business. Itís best to just settle these cases outside
of the courtroom and protect the name of your business.
About the author:
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Associates is San Diegoís most prestigious criminal law
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