If you are facing white-collar crime allegations, it can seem incredibly intimidating. These allegations don’t just disrupt your business and cause you stress. They can also carry severe legal consequences as well. When it comes to white-collar crime allegations, it can be a huge benefit to have an attorney on your side who knows how to handle these cases. At The Law Offices of Ossie Brown, we help clients navigate these difficult cases to find favorable legal solutions. Learn more about the nature of white-collar crimes and how our attorneys may be able to assist you.
You may be asking, “So, what are white-collar crimes?” Well, first, let’s look into what white-collar jobs are. A white-collar worker typically does their job in an office environment, such as administrative or managerial positions. And in order to use their jobs to bend and break the rules, you have to look at what their jobs can do.
White-collar crimes are usually committed by people who are able to gain access to a large amount of other people’s money thanks to their job. Some examples of white-collar crimes include insider trading, insurance fraud, bribery, money laundering, tax evasion, and more. If you’ve been accused of a white-collar crime, having an experienced attorney on your side could make the difference in your case.
The idea of white-collar crime was first introduced in 1939, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t an issue before. With what feels like more and more of these crimes popping up, there are a few statistics available that clearly show how prevalent the issue is.
- For every 100,000 people in the United States, there are over 5,000 arrests for white-collar crime.
- The costliest crimes occur in smaller companies, usually less than 100 people. Small businesses have fewer protections in place to catch and prevent these crimes, more often than not.
- White collar crimes, on average, bring losses of over half a million dollars—when most armed robberies take just over $3,000.
- White collar crime makes up a little over 3% of overall federal prosecutions yearly.
Due to the nature of these crimes and how they can have a broad effect that reaches inside and outside of companies, prosecutors may be eager to make an example of the accused. For this reason, it’s key to have a knowledgeable attorney on your side. When you are accused of white-collar crimes and your future is at stake, trust The Law Offices of Ossie Brown to help you navigate this difficult legal situation.
Are you ready to find the right assistance for your case? We can help! To begin the process, make sure you either give us a call at (225) 343-1111 or send an email to [email protected]. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can get to work on your case. Let our attorneys provide you with the strong defense you deserve.