White collar crimes are felonies or misdemeanors that are usually committed by a person in the course of his business or political dealings.
“White collar” is not specifically a legal designation. These type of cases are filed as felonies or misdemeanors. (See the pages on this website regarding felonies and misdemeanors for more information.)
However, “white collar” is more of a descriptive term of the type of case, which usually involved an unlawful, fraudulent taking of money from a business or person.
White collar crimes have become easier to commit and harder to track due to computers and the internet. In many cases the person committing the crime is never seen.
Some Examples of White Collar Crimes Are:
- Public Integrity issues
The attorneys at Bird & Bird are experienced in handling “white collar” crimes. It is important in these types of cases that you hire legal counsel as soon as you begin to believe you may have become involved in criminal activity or as soon as you become aware of an investigation. Often legal services provided prior to the filing of any charges are effective in lessening or avoiding criminal prosecution.
In the event that you are charged with a white collar criminal offense, you need to obtain legal representation that is experienced in these types of criminal offenses and will make sure that you receive the best defense possible. Contact Bird & Bird at (310) 371-7711 to speak to an attorney and to schedule a no cost legal consultation and case review.