How Do I Know If I Have Committed a White-Collar Crime?

There is a wide array of crimes that you could potentially be charged for, and many of these different crimes fall under different categories. One category of crimes is a white-collar crime. These types of crimes involve some sort of deceit, dishonesty or theft in order to achieve financial gain or security.

What Are the Different Types of White Collar Crimes?

  • Fraud: Many white-collar crimes are considered fraudulent crimes. Fraud is a very general type of crime that involves deceiving a person or entity in order to have monetary gain. Securities fraud (fraud involving the trading of assets) and insurance fraud (scheming around insurance policies) are the main types of white collar frauds.
  • Embezzlement: This type of white collar crime involves the act of improperly stealing money from someone to whom you owed some type of job or duty. A common example of this is when a company employee embezzles money from his or her employer in order to place it in his or her personal bank account.
  • Tax Evasion: Criminal tax evasion occurs when someone attempts to avoid taxes that they owe to the IRS. Filing tax forms with false information or illegally transferring property to avoid paying taxes are two common ways to commit tax evasion.
  • Money Laundering: This is a criminal act involving the filtering of illegally obtained money through various forms of transaction in order to fool others. This crime involves depositing money into a bank, then separating the money illegally through complex transactions, and then finally integrating this illegal money through the purchase or sale of other assets.

White-collar crimes consist of many individual crimes that can result in jail time, fees, and a criminal record. Our criminal defense firm can support you through court proceedings if you have been charged with a white-collar crime. Contact us today so we can get started on your criminal case.