Even the suspicion of guilt of a white-collar crime can damage your career and future opportunities.

When it comes to white-collar crimes, police and other opposing parties are willing to spend years compiling evidence.

If you’re under investigation for committing a white-collar crime, it’s vital to hire an attorney from Spodek Law Group as soon as possible. The faster you hire a professional lawyer, the better your chances of having the charges dropped against you.

Types of White-Collar Crimes

White-collar crimes are often associated with business, corporate, and financial crimes. These types of crimes are federal investigations held by federal agencies, such as the FBI. Due to the level of investigation, these crimes are tedious, complex, and can be very hard to defend.

Here are the six white-collar cases that attorneys at Spodek Law Group are experienced in representing. Please note that these cases are grouped together, but depending on the circumstances, they could easily be separate cases. 

1.      Identity Theft and Credit Card Fraud

Identity theft and unauthorized use of credit cards are becoming more common with the digital age in full swing. Credit card fraud is a form of identity theft where the unauthorized uses a credit card or the card information to make purchases.

2.      Mail Fraud

Mail fraud is when someone uses the United States mail to commit fraudulent activity. The person acts with intent to deceive or cheat the system or carry out a scheme. Typically, victims of mail fraud include bank, businesses, individuals, and even the government.

3.      Bribery

Bribery is considered a white-collar crime when it involves a public official. That public official will be charged with bribery if they ask or demand money in exchange for certain actions – like votes. In any instance where someone attempts to influence a public office or official by offering them something of value or money is considered bribery.

4.      Embezzlement

When someone holds the responsibility for another person’s money or property and fraudulently takes it for themselves, that is known as embezzlement. This type of white-collar crime is often seen in accountant positions since they have control over bills and finances.

5.      Money Laundering

Money laundering often happens in one of two ways. One way to obtain money from unlawful activity (such as selling drugs or stealing). The other is when someone transfers money to a concealed source or location.

6.      Extortion

Extortion is when someone forcefully takes another person’s money, services, or property.  This involves threats and intimidation to the person, their reputation, property, or the person’s family. Blackmail is a form of extortion where demands are made or consequences will occur.

Conclusion

White collar crimes are not as uncommon as you might think. Everything from mail fraud to embezzlement can suddenly become a huge issue for you. If you’re facing a white-collar crime, remain silent, consent to No search, and call an experienced white-collar crime attorney.

There is too much at stake for you to choose a random lawyer. Keep in mind that your attorney is a key individual in your defense against federal charges. Regardless of the white-collar crime and charges, a criminal defense attorney at Spodek Law Group can help.