White Collar Crimes - FAQs
What are White Collar Crimes?
White collar crimes typically refer to a type of crime committed by business people, entrepreneurs, public officials, and professionals through deception, as opposed to street crimes which tend to involve force and violence (see the section on "Violent Crimes" Examples of white-collar crimes include embezzlement, bribery, extortion, larceny, fraud (e.g., health care, tax), bankruptcy, telemarketing, insurance, and mail, securities and commodities law violations, environmental law violations, price fixing, racketeering, loan sharking, black market operations, obstruction of justice and perjury, and computer fraud.
Depending on whether federal or state law has been violated, white collar crimes can be prosecuted at the federal or state level. Penalties vary, but in some cases may result in large fines, restitution, and jail/prison time.
White collar charges are taken very seriously by Florida prosecutors. If you have been charged with, or are under investigation for, any state or federal fraud offense or white collar crime in Orlando, Central Florida or anywhere in Florida, call us today! Our early intervention is key for the resolution of your case. Our experienced Orlando criminal defense attorney can help! Call us at (407) 649-1999 and schedule a free consultation.