Your White-Collar Defense Attorney
White-collar criminal charges are serious matters that can lead to jail, fines, and restitution, not to mention a mark on your record that could make it difficult to get a job or find housing. If you face a white-collar charge, it’s important that you find a qualified criminal defense attorney to represent you and help you minimize the impact on your life. Criminal defense attorney Eric Rice can explain the white-collar defenses that can help you. He has experience handling many cases, from misdemeanors to felonies. He’ll guide you through the criminal justice process and ensure that you fully understand the situation and have a voice in court.
Here are some common questions about white-collar crimes:
What type of offenses are included in white-collar crimes?
While the term white-collar crime is a catch-all without a defined set of offenses, the following offenses are commonly treated as white-collar crimes:
- Enterprise Corruption
- Healthcare and Insurance Fraud
- Investment Fraud
- Mail Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Wire Fraud
Will I go to jail if I’m convicted?
The specific outcome in your case will depend on the amount at issue, the circumstances of the offense, and your criminal history. A white-collar defense attorney can also recommend things so that you increase your chances of getting probation instead of going to jail.
If I pay the money back, will the prosecutor drop the charges?
Typically, even if you pay the money at issue back, the charges will not be dropped. Unlike the civil system, the criminal justice system cares not only about paying the victim back, but also ensuring that you are deterred from future criminal activity and are sufficiently punished for the crime. Even if the charges are not dropped, a white-collar defense attorney can argue for a more lenient disposition and potentially keep a conviction off of your record if the victim is paid back.
What defenses are available for a white-collar crime?
The defenses in a particular case depend on the specific facts. In a white-collar crime case, there may be an argument that there was no intention to commit criminal activity, so it should be treated as a civil matter, rather than a criminal matter. A white-collar attorney can review the facts of your matter and direct you about the best defenses for your case.
In addition to these questions, a white-collar attorney can help answer other questions, such as: Can I get the charges reduced? What will go on my criminal record? Is there a way to remove a conviction from my criminal record?
A white-collar crime can bring a lot of stress and anxiety. Many people worry about what will happen or what their options are. White-collar defense attorney Eric Rice offers a no-obligation free consultation to help answer your questions. You can contact Eric Rice at (651) 998-9660.