White-Collar Crime: Understanding Fraud & the Consequences

By August 1, 2019 No Comments

The term ‘white-collar crime’ has been around for decades, and often invokes the vision of a corporate businessman or a stockbroker making illicit deals, often with fraud, to milk unsuspecting individuals and companies out of large amounts of cash. Other law enforcement agencies such as the FBI are frequently involved in complex white-collar crimes, particularly those which have a nexus to organized crime or the securities industry. While these crimes are usually connected to large corporate transactions, many individuals are charged with cyber theft and illegal online activities.

It is vital that you consult with a skilled attorney from a firm like the Dolan Law Offices as soon as possible if you have been charged with insider trading, racketeering, embezzlement, money laundering, or identity theft. Your legal issues could be even more complex if you have been charged with intellectual property infringement or theft of copyright, trademark, or patent. Counterfeiting or attempting to defraud the bankruptcy court are other matters where you will need an extremely skilled attorney to act in your best interest and protect your future.

If you are a professional who has been wrongfully accused of fraud, you are probably extremely worried about the possibility of losing your license, your reputation—and the income you rely on. These cases are complex and require a legal team highly skilled in fraud defense. With a strong legal defense, you may be able to show that there was no intent to defraud—or you may not have been involved whatsoever, and there could be a case of mistaken identity. You may have been a victim of entrapment by law enforcement, or there may have been other illegal law enforcement procedures involved during your investigation or arrest.

Most fraud cases are felonies. Felonies often result in prison sentences. If you have been charged with any type of theft, fraud or white-collar crime, give us a call. We are highly skilled in these types of matters and are familiar with the tactics the FBI often uses to investigate.

If you need legal assistance with a criminal matter, please call the Dolan Law Offices now. We will listen carefully to your concerns, review your case, and offer advice based on many years of experience. John Patrick Dolan understands California’s complex criminal defense laws including white-collar crimes, DUI, domestic violence, sexual assault charges, and violent & serious felonies. At the Dolan Law Offices, we provide the experience you need to help you fight for your rights and best interests. Call us at (760) 775-3739 or contact us online as soon as possible.