White Collar Crimes
What constitutes a White Collar Crime can be very expansive and cover a broad range of categories. Generally, however, White Collar Crimes are typically non-violent criminal offenses involving some type of property, economic or corporate crime. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has defined White Collar Crimes as illegal acts that are characterized by deceit, concealment, or violation of trust by actions not dependent on the application of threat or physical force or violence.
Although White Collar Crimes often occur in the business or organizational setting, such as money laundering or insurance fraud, that is not always the case. As more and more people are becoming more versed in the use of computers and internet, White Collar Crimes allegedly committed by the atypical defendant are rising.
Examples of common White Collar Crimes include:
- Attempted Extortion
- Larceny by Check
- Money Laundering
- Credit Card Fraud
- Identity Fraud
- Tax Fraud
- Mail Fraud
- Insurance Fraud
- Fraudulent Claims for Motor Vehicle Insurance Policies
- Health Care Fraud
If you are the target of a White Collar Crime or if you have already been charged with one, you should consult with a Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer who has the experience and knowledge to aggressively defend you and protect your rights.