White Collar Crime Attorney in Orange County
What are white collar crimes?
A white collar crime 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. These
crimes cost large companies and the government vast amounts of money.
It is estimated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) that white
collar crimes cost the United States approximately $300 billion a year.
Frequently committed white collar crimes are:
Once a corporation believes that a person has committed a white collar
crime, an extensive investigation will begin. White collar crime investigations
can involve government agencies such as the FBI and the IRS. These investigations
are vigorous and can last for years at a time. While the white collar
crime is investigated, the accused may be subject to negative media and
stigmas from co-workers, peers, friends, and family.
The legal penalties for a white collar crime conviction will depend upon
several factors, such as: the defendant's prior criminal history,
the type of crime committed, and the amount of monetary damages. If a
person is convicted of a white collar crime, he/she may be subject to
paying restitution, jail time, fines, community service, probation, and
legal fees. Additionally, the person will have a damaged professional
reputation along with an offense permanently listed on his/her criminal record.
White Collar Criminal Lawyer in Orange County, CA
If you have been charged with a white collar crime in Orange County, talking
to an Orange County criminal defense attorney is in your best interests
. The Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. has successfully handled
a vast array of white collar crime cases for clients in Orange County
and surrounding areas over the last twenty years that the firm has been
in practice. With extensive experience in the area of criminal law, the
team can use this to your advantage before the trial and in court.
For more information about white collar crimes, contact an Orange County
white collar criminal attorney from our firm. With the experienced representation
of a lawyer from our firm, your chances of a successful defense could
be significantly higher.