Ventura White Collar Crimes Lawyer

Are You Facing Charges for a White Collar Crime?

Many criminal offenses exist that are considered "white collar crimes," and they are traditionally of a financial or business-related nature. This can leave many unlikely suspects up against a criminal conviction. A large percentage of these offenses are federal crimes that are tried in federal courts, and they can carry penalties that include substantial fines, probation, restitution to the victims, criminal property forfeiture, and extended jail or prison sentences.

Common White Collar Crimes

Examples of white collar crimes include:

  • Tax evasion
  • Money laundering
  • Bankruptcy fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Real estate fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Counterfeiting
  • Bribery

A person who has been charged with a white collar crime that violates federal and state law can be tried in both federal and state courts without invoking the double jeopardy law, and may be subject to penalties at both levels. It is strongly urged that you contact a Ventura criminal defense lawyer if you have been charged with such a crime, as you may stand a much better chance of securing a beneficial case outcome if you have strong legal representation throughout your proceedings.

As white collar crimes are considered especially serious, it is imperative that one has an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defender fighting for one in such cases. Being a former district attorney who has handled over 1000 criminal cases, I have a unique insight into both sides of the jury trial process, and I employ that insight in assisting each and every client I represent.

Contact my offices if you have been charged with a white collar crime. I will use my knowledge of the Ventura County legal system to improve your chances of a positive outcome.