Lancaster White Collar Crime Attorney
Serving Quartz Hill, Palmdale & the Surrounding Areas Since 2007
White collar crimes are generally nonviolent criminal offenses committed for financial gain through deceit, misrepresentation, abuse of trust or fiduciary duty, or through hidden means. They often involve persons in a position of authority or trust, such as accountants, investment brokers, and more.
These crimes are aggressively investigated and prosecuted by law enforcement, especially when they deal with large groups of victims who have lost substantial sums or otherwise been financially damaged.
If you are under criminal investigation for white collar crime or if you have been formally charged, it is critical to retain experienced legal representation as soon as possible.
White Collar Crime Charges in Los Angeles County, California
White collar crimes can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies depending on what type of criminal offense is involved, the amount of damage done to victims, your prior criminal history, and more. Our criminal defense firm in Los Angeles County can provide the legal protection you need along with the legal skills needed to create the most effective criminal defense for your situation.
White collar crimes can include:
- Identity theft
- Environmental crimes
- Money laundering
- Bank fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Medicare and Medicaid fraud
- Securities fraud
- Investment fraud, such as Ponzi schemes
- Insurance fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Welfare fraud
- Tax fraud
- Other types of fraud
If you are convicted of such an offense, you could face lengthy prison sentences, fines, restitution to victims, and probation.
California can also increase these penalties if your offense involves stealing more than $100,000 and you have prior similar felonies. Furthermore, your property and assets may be seized by the court. In less serious criminal cases, alternative punishments may include house arrest (known as home detention) in lieu of jail time.
Collateral damage will also ensue from a white collar crime conviction, causing the loss of professional licenses and a serious blow to your reputation. After a white collar crime conviction, it may difficult to find employment, and you may be barred from securing new professional licenses.
Caring & Professional Legal Help in Lancaster, California
Prosecutors will work vigorously to get a conviction which is why you need an equally dedicated defender. Our Lancaster criminal defense attorney brings considerable experience and a reputation for excellence to your case. Your case will be handled directly by Jesse P. Duran from beginning to end.