A white collar crime is a non-violent abuse of power, typically based on some sort of fraudulent behavior involving money, usually committed by a professional and/or business entity in a bid for more power. The purported crimes are often very complex, and many of these transgresses may be considered federal crimes rather than state problems.
Fighting a white collar charge takes strong support from a knowledgeable legal team with an assertive approach and proven results. But how do you know who to hire? Who can give you the greatest chances at the best results possible? The knowledgeable team at the Aron Law Firm are standing by to help you.
White Collar Crime in California
White collar crime, by its very nature, is always changing and evolving. Likewise,
white collar crimes are considered non-violent, but that does not mean they are investigated in a less serious manner. White collar crime consists of, but is not limited to, the following:
- Cyber crime
- Insider trading
- Wire fraud
White collar crimes may be considered serious because of the number of people who may travel across state lines, commit crimes online from all over the U.S./world, or, in some form, directly or indirectly, end up hurting someone.
For example, if you are accused of laundering money for a large crime syndicate, one that made its money in sex trafficking, you could be tied to the organization in such a way that you could also be charged with sex trafficking. You must choose a white collar crime lawyer experienced in both state and federal courts to best protect yourself and your future.
California Penal Code
California Penal Code 186.11, which defines white-collar crime sentencing enhancements in California and describes the state’s freeze and seize law, expresses that an additional consecutive prison term—of one to five years—may be put in place for the following:
“…(1) Any person who commits two or more related felonies, a material element of which is fraud or embezzlement, which involve a pattern of related felony conduct, and the pattern of related felony conduct involves the taking of, or results in the loss by another person or entity of, more than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000), shall be punished, upon conviction of two or more felonies in a single criminal proceeding, in addition and consecutive to the punishment prescribed for the felony offenses of which he or she has been convicted…”
For guidance and to discuss your case with an experienced California criminal defense attorney in Santa Barbara, CA, contact the Aron Law Firm today.
3 Reasons to Hire a California White Collar Crime Lawyer
How do you know which lawyer will do their best work for you? Consider the following reasons:
1. They Are Knowledgeable in the Field of White Collar Crimes
White collar criminal attorneys are dedicated to their specific area of expertise. A criminal attorney who focuses on DUIs, for example, may not have the extensive knowledge they need to defend you to the very best of their abilities. When your future and your family’s future are at stake, you really need someone who knows all about white collar law.
2. They Will Work to Protect Your Reputation and Your Career
If you are charged with a crime, you may lose your job. Finding another job could take years, and it may not be in the same sector as before.
Being charged with a crime, even white collar crimes, could impact your reputation with friends and family as well. When all is said and done, you still have a life to lead. A white collar criminal attorney could help you move forward and may be able to decrease your consequences.
3. They Will Know Exactly How to Evaluate Discovery
Discovery is what they call the evidence of your case that is gathered by the authorities. It contains everything they believe has anything to do with the crime, even if it does not. A white collar attorney can look through your discovery and make discoveries of their own.
Hire a California White Collar Crime Lawyer
While no one can guarantee perfect results, your decisions will determine how favorable the outcome will be. A good criminal defense attorney will make only a couple of promises. One, that they will work for you in your best interest throughout the entire case and beyond. Two, they should promise confidentiality and easy/timely communication about the state of the case.
Aron Law Firm will work hard for you and will communicate directly with you throughout your case. Contact our team for thoughtful and intelligent representation dedicated to upholding your rights from beginning to end. Remember, it does not matter why you need our help, it only matters that you have found us and are ready to work on your defense. Working together can really make all the difference. Reach out to us by calling (805) 618-1768 or filling out our contact form.