What Types Of White-Collar Crimes Does Your Firm Typically Handle?
We handle all types of white-collar offense, including: multi-million-dollar fraud cases, health care provider billing fraud, construction-contract company owner insurance coverage fraud, employer unemployment/worker’s comp insurance coverage fraud, business owner insurance coverage fraud, auto insurance policyholder coverage fraud, all acts prohibited under Penal Code Section 550 (insurance fraud statute), insurance company employee kick back/bribe fraud, submission of false documents, submission of false evidence to court or administrative body, grand theft, wage theft, employee embezzlement, computer network/access related offense prohibited under Penal Code Section 502, federal and state tax fraud, non-profit organization tax fraud, forgery, and federal mortgage fraud.
Who Generally Gets Accused Of White-Collar Crimes?
There really are no limits to the type of persons who may end up being accused of white-collar offenses. We have seen all types of people get accused from: employees, owners, independent contractors of companies or government agencies, and individuals who are well-connected with employees of companies or government agencies. For example, a perpetrator might be a family member of a mortgage broker who could help effectuate some of the instrumentalities in the crime.
Are White-Collar Crimes Generally Prosecuted In Federal Or State Court?
Federal agents will often handle white-collar crimes because they typically have more resources and the ability to conduct more thorough investigations than state agencies. But, in contrast, we recently handled a white-collar/violent crime case that involved commercial burglary, armed robbery, kidnapping, and the trafficking of computer chips. The state attorney general took this case as the lead prosecutor as the state offense of kidnap for robbery carried life in prison.
Why Do I Need An Attorney Who Is Specifically Experienced In Handling White-Collar Crime Cases?
Absolutely. White-collar crimes are unique because they are typically handled by very specialized prosecutors. These specialized prosecutors handle a limited number of specific cases, such as environment, tax, and insurance fraud cases. And they received very specialized training and ongoing training as well. Also, oftentimes, there are particular statutes which pertain to the case at hand, such as insurance code, the uninsured code, worker’s comp, or tax statues. These cases require a lot of investigation, paperwork, attention to detail, and patience. This all leads to you needing an attorney with the requisite legal acumen to be able to attend to all of the nuanced issues in white-collar cases.
Do Most People Convicted Of White-Collar Crimes Go To Prison Or Do They have Other Options?
Not all white-collar convictions lead to a state prison offense. Additionally, there can be potential lesser offenses that you can plead to. It will also depend on the victim, and whether it’s a private person, insurance company, corporation, or small business. As most things in life, money talks, so there is a huge need to get money in line for restitution payments. There can be a disparity between white-collar prosecutor’s tenacity across Bay Area counties.
For more information on White-Collar Crimes In California, an initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (415) 484-0906 today.