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White Collar Crimes

Charges relating to white-collar crimes should not be taken lightly. The increase in computer and cyber crimes has led to federal and state law enforcement officials cracking down on these types of offenses. The penalties for white-collar crimes have also become exponentially more severe. Charges involving identity theft, wire fraud, forgery and embezzlement must be fought. A white-collar crime conviction can result in significant consequences including job loss, prison time and hefty penalties.

The experienced Long Beach white-collar crime defense attorneys at The Amer Law Firm have a long and successful track record of representing clients who are facing serious criminal charges involving fraud. We understand the high stakes in these types of cases and the long-term consequences they can have on our clients' lives. Please contact us to find out how we can help you fight these charges and clear your name.

Definitions of Common White Collar Crimes

White-collar crime is a broad term that covers a variety of nonviolent crimes that involve fraud or cheating in one form or the other. The following are just a few examples of white-collar crimes that are common:

Federal Investigations of White-Collar Crimes

White-collar crimes frequently fall under federal jurisdiction. Often, one of the first indications that you are the target of a white-collar crime investigation is if you are questioned by personnel from one or more federal agencies such as the FBI, Internal Revenue Service, the United States Postal Service, Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service or the U.S. Attorney's Office. Unlike other crimes where the potential defendant is unaware of the investigation, those who are under investigation for white-collar crimes usually are aware. This is because a defendant may be contact by representatives from federal agencies. They may receive a subpoena from a grand jury to produce business or other records. Defendants may be presented with a search warrant or receive a target letter informing them that they are under investigation. Such a letter will usually list the nature of the charges and inform recipients of their rights. If you receive a target letter, it is highly likely that you will face an indictment.

Steps You Can Take

If you have been contacted by federal officials or have received a target letter, the first step you should take is retain the services of an experienced white-collar crime lawyer. Timely action on your part is crucial. The sooner you get a competent white-collar defense lawyer on your side, the easier it will be for your defense team to prevent charges from being filed. For example, if your case involved a misunderstanding, it could be cleared up before you are indicted.

If your case does not involve a misunderstanding, your lawyer will be able to negotiate a favorable deal with federal prosecutors before the indictment is handed down. For your part, it is critical not to make any statements to officials until you have spoken with your lawyer. What you tell investigators is most likely to hurt you and help investigators build a case against you.

Fighting the Charges

The penalties for white-collar crimes vary depending on the nature and degree of the alleged offense. Typically, punishment for a white-collar crime could include time in state or federal prison, hefty fines, restitution, home detention or supervised release. In addition to the criminal penalties, you will likely be faced with other long-term consequences such as losing your job, your business and other assets.

If you have just learned that you are under investigation for a white-collar crime, please contact The Amer Law Firm as soon as possible. Being proactive is key to your case. Our experienced defense team can help fight the charges and ensure that your rights are protected every step of the way. Please call us at (866) 431-2637 to discuss your case at absolutely no cost.

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