White-collar crimes refer to illegal, nonviolent acts committed for financial gain, typically by employees in a business or financial work environment. The term “white collar” refers to the white shirt collars traditionally worn by employees in these corporate settings.
White-collar crimes can be prosecuted at the state or federal level and cases are often drawn out and complicated. Additionally, depending on the circumstances of your case and the alleged amount that was stolen, you may face either misdemeanor or felony charges.
Because of the complex nature of white-collar crimes, it is important to work with a Sacramento County white-collar crime defense lawyer with experience in these complex criminal cases.
At Chastaine Jones, we can help if you’ve been charged with any of the following crimes, or are under investigation:
If you are convicted of a white-collar crime at the federal level, the penalties may include one or more of the following:
If you are convicted of a white-collar crime on the state level, the penalty in California is a minimum of one year in state prison for a felony, and less than a year for a misdemeanor. The court may also levy a fine ranging from $1,000 to over $10,000 depending on the severity of the crime.
Our premier Sacramento area white-collar crime lawyers have the knowledge and decades of experience to educate clients facing these complex matters. We will ensure that you understand the charges you are facing as well as all of your legal options.
We know how important the attorney-client relationship is, and we are driven to provide our clients with legal representation that fights for your rights, freedom, and future. If you are facing white collar crime charges, email us or call us today to find out how we can help: (916) 932-7150.
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