White collar crime was first defined by Edwin Sutherland as a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation. Today, white collar crime is synonymous with the full range of frauds committed by business and government professionals.
The type of crime that falls under the “white collar” category has been largely debated. However, offenses involving fraud, bribery, embezzlement, copyright infringement, money laundering, identity theft, and forgery are generally classified as “white collar” crimes.
The penalties for white collar offenses include fines, home detention, and community confinement, paying the cost of prosecution, forfeitures, restitution, supervised release, and imprisonment. These penalties vary depending on case details, and sometimes sanctions can be lightened due to particular circumstances.
If you have been charged for a white collar crime, it is imperative too seek legal representation from an experienced criminal lawyer. Due to the complex and unique nature of white collar offenses, a knowledgeable criminal attorney is needed to guide you through court proceedings, as well as help you to obtain a favorable outcome.
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