White Collar Crime Defense Attorneys
What is White Collar Crime?
Although there is no fixed definition of White Collar crime, a number of nonviolent crimes frequently are grouped together as white collar crimes. The term “white collar crime” generally is used to describe crimes that have cheating or dishonesty as their common basis. It is a criminal offense, usually involving the theft of funds, that takes place within a corporate or business setting. Crimes of this nature are usually committed by people who are in high profile, leadership positions such as executives, directors, and managers. They do not deserve serious punishment, and they do not deserve the stigma of a criminal record. They need a strong, experienced lawyer who can clear their name and get them the best possible arrangement. Some of the more common white collar crimes are defined below:
Bribery: corrupt payment or receipt of anything of value in return for official action.
Embezzlement: fraudulent conversion of property of another by a person in lawful possession of that property.
Extortion: forcing a person to give up property through the use of violence, fear or under pretense of authority.
Forgery: making or altering of a false writing with intent to defraud.
Fraud: an intentional perversion of truth or a false misrepresentation of a matter of fact which induces another person to part with some valuable thing belonging to him or to surrender a legal right.
Larceny: taking and carrying away of tangible personal property of another by trespass with intent to permanently (or for an unreasonable time) deprive the person of his interest in the property. (Larceny must involve personal property, and it must be capable of being possessed, and carried away.)
Perjury: willful and corrupt taking of a false oath in regard to a material matter in a judicial proceeding.