Do I Need a Des Moines White-Collar Crime Lawyer?
When someone is charged with a white-collar crime, they risk tarnishing their good name, as well as spending years in prison, paying thousands (or more) in restitution and fines, and more. Our firm is here to protect you.
Examples of White-Collar Crimes
There are several types of crimes that are typically considered white-collar crimes. Some of the most common types of white-collar crimes include the following:
- Bankruptcy fraud: Though bankruptcy is generally a tool for those who are in significant debt and require filing to help themselves get afloat once again, there are times where individuals will lie about whether they require bankruptcy for an edge, or they will withhold information from the bankruptcy court to save money. Doing so is considered bankruptcy fraud.
- Corporate fraud: Business owners who lie about their business’s value to save or make extra money are generally committing corporate fraud.
- Embezzlement: Embezzlement is when a company puts someone in a position of trust to handle finances or other sensitive information, such as a bank teller. When someone abuses their power in this position and steals money or assets, they commit embezzlement.
- Extortion: In layman’s terms, extortion is blackmailing someone to coerce them into turning over money or assets.
White-Collar Crime Penalties
Since most white-collar crimes involve theft on a large scale, the majority of white-collar crimes are considered felonies, which means that you will most likely face a wide array of potential penalties. Some of the most common penalties for white-collar crimes include restitution, years of jail or prison time, high fines, forfeitures, and more.
Contact a Des Moines White-Collar Crime Lawyer
If you are currently facing criminal charges for any of the aforementioned crimes, you should strongly consider your options going forward. Contact Herting Law, PLLC today so we can get started.