Accused Of A White-Collar Crime In Maryland?
Meeting with a criminal defense attorney is one of the most important steps you should take after being accused of a crime.
White Collar Crimes Have Become More Prevalent
A rising number of people are facing allegations of white-collar crimes. White-collar crime was a term originally coined in 1939 and is used to describe crimes that are typically committed by someone who is in a respectable societal position and has what is seen as high social status. Today, white-collar crimes encompass a broader range of criminal behaviors that are usually used to obtain some type of financial gain, often illegally.
Serious Allegations Can Be Life-Changing
White-collar crimes may lead to serious allegations affecting your reputation as well as your freedom. Don’t assume that because white-collar crime is not as violent as others that you won’t be looking at a very aggressive case prepared by the prosecutor.
Non-Violent Criminal Offenses
For the vast majority of white-collar crimes, these are classified as non-violent criminal offenses. Many modern white-collar crimes are committed using technology such as computers to gain access to confidential information. The most common types of white-collar crimes can range in severity and complexity such as:
- Insurance fraud
- wire fraud
- computer fraud
- hedge fund fraud
- insider trading
- securities fraud
- mail fraud
- identity theft
- mortgage broker fraud
- tax evasion
The Ultimate Goal Is Financial Gain
The primary basis of all of these white-collar crimes is some type of financial or economic gain. White-collar crimes may go undetected for many years and many white-collar criminals will profit from these illegal methods for a substantial period of time.
Crime And Punishment
Many people are under the impression that white-collar criminals should not be punished as severely as those who have committed violent crimes; however, the impact of this accusation on your life can be significant and this is why your case should only be handled by an experienced defense attorney who has years of working in the field. The right lawyer is extremely important in your case.
Confidential Aggressive Defense
If you are facing allegations of a white-collar crime, you need to get ahead of your defense. Contact me today to learn more about how I can help you. Call 413-737-9700 for assistance.