Facing criminal charges does not always mean that you have been accused of a violent crime. In fact, an entire class of crimes is set apart from those others. So-called white collar crimes differ greatly from other types of charges, but they still leave you facing legal charges that could mean significant jail time. In some cases, it could mean facing a prison sentence without the right representation.
If you are facing criminal charges related to a white collar crime, contact us at Gasner Criminal Law. Whether you have been accused of white collar crime at the state or federal level, our experience and expertise will help ensure you have the best possible representation.
White collar crimes are different from so-called street crimes, and are generally committed by people in different societal classes. Robbery, whether in the form of a home invasion, mugging, purse snatching or pickpocketing, is a type of street crime. Other examples include assault and battery, domestic violence, and sexual assault.
White collar crimes differ from these in that there is no component of violence. They are perpetrated by individuals, businesses, and even government professionals for financial gain. Some examples of white collar crimes include embezzlement, corporate fraud, extortion, bankruptcy fraud, and Ponzi schemes. Securities fraud, insurance fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering also fall into this category.
There are several differences between white collar crimes and other areas of criminal law. In most instances, there is no violent aspect – no risk of bodily harm to an individual victim or damage to property. You might hear these termed “paper crimes” because they do not take place in public. Those accused of white collar crimes are often considered lower risk in terms of flight or danger to others, as well, which can play a role when it comes to determining bond.
If you have been accused of any type of white collar crime, it is essential that you have experienced legal counsel. Many types of white collar crime actually cross the line between state and federal boundaries, meaning that you could face both state and federal charges in court. Without access to a knowledgeable criminal law specialist, you could be facing very serious consequences.
Adam Gasner has extensive experience representing clients accused of white collar crimes, at both the state and federal level. He is also one of only a handful of attorneys in California to earn the distinction of being a Board-Certified Specialist in Criminal Law. He will bring is experience, education, and expertise to bear in your defense.
If you have been accused of any form of white collar crime, do not wait. It is vital that you have outstanding representation from the very beginning of your case. Call Gasner Criminal Law today at 415-782-6000 to schedule your no-cost, 60-minute consultation. You can also use the from on our contact page.