Los Angeles Federal White Collar Crime Lawyer
We Defend Serious Federal Charges in California
White collar crimes are not violent crimes; they are crimes that deal with fraud and deception. Since many white collar crimes happen internationally or across state lines, they are charged and prosecuted on the federal level. If convicted, the penalties and punishments can be severe.
Often the investigation of a white collar crime starts before the defendant even knows there was an accusation. This is why it is critical to talk to an experienced white collar criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles as soon as possible. The prosecution has already started working on their case. Having a strong advocate building your defense is important.
Understanding Different Types of Fraud Crimes
Fraud crimes involve deceiving a person into giving up money, information or both. There are several types of crimes that fall under this category, including:
- Health care fraud: This can include fraudulent billing practices, defrauding a health insurance company, and taking advantage of unauthorized coverage.
- Tax fraud: Deceiving the Internal Revenue Service in any way can constitute fraud.
- Identity theft: Intentionally using or taking someone’s personal information can lead to charges of stealing their identity.
- Insurance fraud: Both misleading an insurance customer or an insurance company can constitute fraud. This can include acts like staging accidents and improper billing.
What Qualifies as a White Collar Crime?
White collar crimes are non-violent crimes that are often to get financial gain through deception. Most white collar crimes are prosecuted on the federal level. Some common white collar crimes include:
- Tax Fraud
- Mortgage Fraud
- Passport Immigration Fraud
- Mail Wire Fraud
- Insurance Fraud
- Identity Theft Fraud
- Health Care Fraud
- Credit Card Fraud
- Bankruptcy Fraud
Conspiracy Charges Are Serious
Helping someone plan or commit a crime can lead to a conspiracy charge or an aiding and abetting charge. Often when these crimes are prosecuted, the person “helping” can be seen as equally guilty as the person who committed the underlying crime.
Conspiracy crimes can cover a wide range of crimes including drug crimes and white collar crimes. Even if the crime is never completed, there could still be a charge for planning the crime in the first place.
Get Defense For Your White Collar Crime Charge in Los Angeles Today
Talk to an attorney about any white collar crime charges as soon as possible, as it can be critical to your case. Call our office at (310) 953-4004 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
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