White collar crimes are so named because they involve “white collar” employees who work in executive positions or are employed by large corporations. Most white collar crimes such as fraud or embezzlement involve accusations of an individual wrongfully acquiring large amounts of money from a particular party. Because the amount of money taken is often so high, the legal penalties of being convicted of a white collar crime are also extremely high, often leading to hefty fines and jail time.
Of course even though the legal penalties of a conviction are incredibly severe, it is arguable that the ramifications such a conviction can have on your career are even more serious. Most white collar workers are extremely experienced and/or educated in a particular field, and they are pursuing a career in their chosen field. Being convicted of fraud or embezzlement is something that will likely always be brought up in job interviews, and it can be very difficult to get your career back on track.
For these reasons and many more, it is extremely important for those accused of white collar crimes to seek legal assistance. Enlisting the aid of an attorney can be just what you need to help you prove your innocence and ensure that both your present circumstances and your future career are not jeopardized by a wrongful conviction.
If you live in Louisiana, you should consider visiting our white collar crime webpagee to learn about our impressive history of white collar crime defense. You can also schedule a consultation and learn for yourself how we can provide the expertise you need to build a solid defense against the accusations levied against you.