While they may not feature as prominently in movies and televisions shows and even the media, white collar crimes can still be serious crimes with steep legal consequences. Reports of murder and drug charges continue to filter through news outlets and into the living rooms of the average American, yet hundreds of people who face fraud charges, may not realize that a conviction will bring with it hefty fines and legal penalties. If you are accused of fraud, you cannot afford to waste any time taking legal action in your defense.
Of course fraud is not the only type of white collar crime that you may find yourself accused of if you work in the corporate world. Charges of extortion or embezzlement may also threaten you, and if you are convicted of any of these criminal charges, you could have more than fines and jail time to worry about. The ramifications of being convicted of a white collar crime may never leave you, and you could be hard pressed to find employment in the future.
Fortunately, like the rest of the country, Louisiana still considers individuals innocent until proven guilty. You can take action in your own defense, and it is highly recommended that you do so. Taking quick and decisive action to build a legal defense that speaks to your innocence could be the difference between acquittal and a lucrative future or conviction and financial disaster.
For more information on the potential dangers of white collar crimes, as well as what you can do to take action in your defense, visit our white collar crime webpage. While you are there, you can set up a free consultation with our legal team to discuss the aspects of your charges and start building a case for your defense.