Arneson and Geffen, PLLC handle all arrests related to white collar crimes including all types of fraud and identity theft, embezzlement and extortion accusations, bribery and forgery arrests and insider trading accusations.
What is a White Collar Crime?
White collar crimes are those that occur in the corporate environment and are often considered ‘high profile’ cases, especially if the corporation is well known or if the amount of assets stolen is great. Some of the corporate crimes that fall into the category of white collar criminal offenses include the following:
- Blackmail and bribery
- Fraud, including cellular phone fraud, computer fraud, credit card fraud, health care fraud, insurance fraud, securities fraud or welfare fraud
- Check forgery, counterfeiting or altering
- Tax evasion or tax fraud
- Identity theft, including computer identity theft, credit card theft and social security theft
- Embezzlement and extortion
- Insider Trading
- Larceny/employee theft, including stealing office equipment, accounting scams and voiding receipts to pocket the money
- Mail and wire fraud
- Money laundering
Impacts of a Theft Conviction
Being accused of a white collar crime can not only negatively impact your personal reputation but can also harm your professional one as well. You may lose your job in the corporate world. You may find yourself the subject of media scrutiny. You may notice co-workers and neighbors gossiping behind your back and you may feel like the entire world is against you. This is something that we all want to avoid. There are ways to protect your professional reputation and fight for your freedom against any white collar criminal conviction.
Facing White Collar Crime Conviction
Most white collar crimes offenses are considered felonies. Furthermore, because many take place outside the state boundaries, many white collar crimes are assessed through the United States Federal Court system. Your conviction will depend on a number of factors including the amount of goods stolen, the media attention, the impact your crime has had on the corporation and the intent behind the crime. If you are convicted of a white collar crime, you could face severe punishments including long-term jail sentences, hefty fines, restitution to the victim and community service.
You will also most likely face personal embarrassment and professional shame long after you have served your time. You might find it difficult to obtain decent employment with a white collar criminal conviction and you also might lose your rights to travel overseas, to own firearms and to vote, in some instances.
Defending Corporate Criminal Offenses
Many business owners and professionals are wrongly accused of thefts and white collar crime. The reason is because more and more companies are hiring internal surveillance teams to monitor all staff. What this means is any slip up or accident could be deemed a criminal offense. Furthermore, many professionals are not actually aware that what they are doing is considered a criminal offense. There are a number of defense strategies that will work in work collar criminal cases.
Corporate Theft Defense Attorney Minneapolis
Arneson & Geffen, PLLC handle all white collar criminal cases and can provide you and your family with the aggressive representation, dedicated legal assistance and a sound defense that will make all the difference to your case. Contact one of our skilled attorneys by calling 612-465-8581 for a free consultation.
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