Norfolk White Collar Crime Lawyers
White Collar Crimes in Virginia
White collar crimes involve deceit, concealment, or violation of trust in order to make a profit. Many people assume these types of crimes are only committed by the wealthy and industry leaders; however, middle class folks regularly find themselves facing such charges. Since white collar crimes involve fraud and significant financial gains, such activity may bring federal criminal charges.
If you are being accused of committing a white collar crime in Virginia, Protogyrou Law is prepared to protect your rights and best interests inside and outside the courtroom. With tens of thousands of cases successfully handled throughout the state, our Norfolk white collar crime defense attorneys can thoroughly investigate the allegations against you, collect and examine evidence, and develop an aggressive and effective defense strategy to help you either get your entire case dismissed or reduce the charges/sentence you face.
Who Commits White Collar Crimes?
White collar crimes are often committed by executives, corporations, government officials, and other individuals holding public positions and involve complex schemes and an immense amount of paperwork. All sorts of frauds and scams are categorized as white collar crimes.
Types of White Collar Crimes
Common types of white collar crimes include:
- Money laundering
- Insider trading
- Ponzi or pyramid schemes
- Tax evasion
- Credit card fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Identity theft
- Healthcare fraud
- Computer fraud
Penalties for White Collar Crimes
Since the federal government commonly regulates and prosecutes white collar crimes, a conviction in federal court can lead to imprisonment, fines, restitution, forfeitures, and other serious consequences. In addition, if at least one victim suffered substantial financial harm, then a conviction will result in a longer prison sentence. On the other hand, if the defendant takes responsibility for the crime and aids the federal investigation, the penalties can be lessened.
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The prosecution must prove that you intentionally broke the law. Just because you made a mistake or some money went missing under your supervision, does not mean you will be convicted of a white collar crime. Our legal team is ready to guide you through the complexities of the legal process while fighting for the best possible outcome in your case.
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