A white collar crime is a non-violent crime that is committed by someone, typically for financial gain. Many white-collar crimes are especially difficult to prosecute because the perpetrators use sophisticated means to conceal their activities through a series of complex transactions.
The most common white-collar offenses include:
- Antitrust violations
- Computer and internet fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Phone and telemarketing fraud
- Bankruptcy fraud
- Healthcare fraud
- Environmental law violations
- Insurance fraud
- Mail fraud
- Government fraud
- Tax evasion
- Financial fraud
- Securities fraud
- Insider trading
- Public corruption
- Money laundering
- Trade secret theft
The investigation of white collar crimes is frequently long and complicated due to the legal issues involved. A white collar offense typically involves an allegation regarding the deception and the misleading of others by some sort of fraud or corruption for financial gain. Each of these theft crimes are “priorable” and are considered crimes of “moral turpitude,” which can carry significant consequences that last a person’s lifetime. If you are found guilty of a financial crime, you could face fines, criminal forfeiture and incarceration. The larger amounts of money involved, the greater likelihood that a jail or prison sentence is an issue, as a result of sentencing guidelines that are utilized in both the Federal and State systems. The government can also assert forfeiture laws in order to seize your home, property, bank accounts, and personal assets, even if you have not yet been convicted for any of these crimes. These charges also can adversely affect your professional licenses and accreditations.
The best course of action is to obtain personal representation. At our firm, we understand the importance of protecting your image and your reputation. The attorneys at Kundani & Chang LLP have been trusted with some of the most complex white-collar offenses and have prevailed time and time again. Our Orange County white collar crime attorneys work discreetly and quickly to identify the allegations being made, to investigate the facts, to organize evidence and to build a solid defense for white collar criminal charges. We can represent you through all phases of the criminal justice process, including grand jury investigations and other pre-indictment matters. We are skilled negotiators and trial-tested courtroom advocates. Our attorneys have participated in multiple grand jury indictments and we are familiar with the process of defending such charges. The cases we have handled related to white collar crimes have been featured in the media and we have trained law enforcement on procedures to be used in investigating such crimes.
Any time you face criminal charges, it is important to consult competent legal counsel. Through negotiation with prosecutors, we will aim to reduce the charges against you so that you will face a lesser penalty. If that is not an option, we will present your side of the story at trial. We represent clients in state and federal criminal courts throughout California.
White collar crime defense is often a complicated matter that lends itself to multiple interpretations. Law enforcement officials often target legitimate business professionals because they are not educated in industry practices. These accusations usually result in tremendous opportunity for wrong conclusions. Our law firm can employ specialists to strengthen our clients defense.
If you have been a victim of a white collar crime, contact our office today for a free consultation.