if you face charges for any type of white-collar crime, please read on, then contact an experienced Mercer County white-collar crime lawyer to learn what you should know about white-collar crimes in New Jersey.
What constitutes white-collar crimes in New Jersey?
The category of white-collar crimes is a broad one, encompassing a myriad of both state and federal charges. Typically, white-collar crimes are non-violent crimes that are motivated by money. They include the following:
- Forgery and Embezzlement
- Identity Theft
- Money Laundering
- Public Corruption
- Copyright Infringement and Piracy
- Bank Fraud
- Check and Credit Card Fraud
- Health Care Fraud
- Internet Fraud and Cybercrimes
- Mail Fraud
- Wire Fraud
- Tax Evasion
- Insider Trading
- Securities Fraud and Racketeering
- Employee Theft
- Environmental Crimes
What are the penalties for white-collar crimes in New Jersey?
Just because your alleged offense did not involve an act of violence does not mean that the authorities will treat you lightly. If convicted, your punishment will depend on the value of the money or property you allegedly stole. The higher the aggregate amount, the harsher the penalties will be. On the high end of the spectrum, you could end up spending years behind bars, under house arrest and/or on probation. The court could also order you to pay tens of thousands of dollars in fines and restitution. In the Garden State, the sentencing judge may even restrict your access to the internet, among other things.
Given the severity of the consequences, you should reach out to a skilled Mercer County criminal defense lawyer to discuss what steps you should take next.
How can a Mercer County criminal defense lawyer help you?
First off, a competent legal advocate will advise you as to your future course of conduct. It is an unfortunate reality that police and prosecutors can misconstrue seemingly innocuous actions into criminal acts. Your lawyer will explain your rights so that you can make informed decisions. He or she will fight to have your charges reduced or dismissed, especially if law enforcement did not conduct themselves in the manner prescribed by state and federal law. Should it prove necessary, a qualified legal professional will represent you in court, presenting mitigating and/or exculpatory evidence on your behalf. A conviction can cost you your freedom and your future, so please give us a call today.
CONTACT A MERCER COUNTY CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
Here at the Law Office of Douglas Herring, we believe that everyone accused of a crime is entitled to due process. No one facing a criminal matter should proceed without a competent attorney on their side. We are here to listen to your case, determine the best strategy going forward, and fight for your rights. Contact us today so we can get started.