White Collar Crimes

White Collar Crimes

The term “white collar crime” is a catch-all phrased used to describe multiple crimes that generally fall under the category of financial fraud as opposed to violent crimes, such as assault or robbery. According to the FBI, the term was coined in the late 1930s and “has since become synonymous with the full range of frauds committed by business and government professionals. If you have been charged with a white collar crime, you need an attorney capable of building a sophisticated defense to the charge.

Our criminal defense attorneys are experienced with a wide variety of fraud, embezzlement and other white collar crimes. Whether you are facing state or federal prosecution, our skilled lawyers believe that you are entitled to an aggressive defense, and we stand ready to take action on your behalf. When conviction on charges of white collar crime can mean significant prison time and other penalties, you need legal talent you can rely on.

Some of the most common examples of white collar crime include:

  • Corporate fraud
  • Healthcare fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Identity theft
  • Telemarketing fraud
  • Internet fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • Securities and commodities fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Conspiracy
  • Counterfeiting
  • Credit and debit card fraud
  • Bankruptcy fraud


White Collar Crime Consequences

White collar crime can result in state or federal charges, depending on the specific circumstances. If you are convicted of white collar crime in California, you may be subject to heavy fines, mandated restitution, loss of your employment and limited future work prospects, jail or prison time, probation, house arrest and/or other penalties. It is easy to see that an arrest for white collar crime can open the door to life-changing events. You should seek informed guidance from a skilled criminal defense attorney as early as possible.

Our defense attorneys recognize that an arrest for serious crime can be an upsetting, embarrassing, and confusing experience. We know how important it is to act swiftly and decisively. Our lawyers are ready to step in to help you avoid jail time and will work to minimize the charges against you and have the knowledge and resources needed to build a compelling defense. When your future is at risk, an aggressive and caring legal team is here for you.

Our Results Speak for Themselves

Client charged with possession for sales and gang enhancement. Client faced 16 years in prison with the gang and prior strike allegation. Client turned down 8 year pretrial offer with prior attorney before going to trial. Not guilty on all charges at trial. (People v. Antwan B.)

Client charged with attempt murder, accessory after the fact and gang enhancement after shots fired at a dwelling. Client turned down 15 year pretrial offer. During trial, plea deal reached for probation with time served. (People v. Rudy B.)

Client charged with resisting arrest, obstruction of justice when cops performed a probation sweep at her residence.  Client found not guilty on all counts at jury trial. (People v. Felicia M.)

Client charged with corporal injury to girlfriend after argument allegedly escalated. Client had significant exposure of 21 years because of prior strike, probation violation and GBI allegation. At trial, jury refused to convict client, returning hung verdict. (People v. Christopher P.)

Client charged with possession of methamphetamine for sale after traffic stop. Client claimed prejudice by prosecution’s delay in bringing the case to court. Motion filed on behalf of client asking the Court to dismiss the case as violative of client’s speedy trial rights. Motion granted and case dismissed. (People v. Shannon J.)