Damico & Stockstill, Attorneys at Law

White collar crimes do not mean white collar culprits

There are many different types of criminal activity, and thanks to Hollywood and TV shows, people are familiar with many of them. Crimes such as sexual assault, armed robbery and murder are very prevalent within the public consciousness in Louisiana, and indeed all throughout the country, but there are some crimes that are not as well-known. Among these crimes are what are known as white collar crimes, crimes that generally involve deception to steal money or influence. 

You have probably heard of acts such as embezzlement or blackmail. It may surprise you to learn that these are not minor issues, but actually serious crimes with significant legal penalties. If you are accused of such a crime, you cannot afford to simply brush the accusations off as if you were accused of stealing supplies from the office. It is imperative that you take the accusations seriously, and it may be in your best interests to consult with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

It is possible that you came across the phrase white collar crime and thought to yourself that such dangers do not apply to you. If you do not work a white collar job, you are not in danger of being convicted of a white collar crime, right? Wrong. Anyone can be accused of a white collar crime, no matter what their occupation. 

With many crimes, such as robbery or homicide, there is a trail of physical evidence that police can follow to identify a culprit. This is rarely the case with white collar crimes, where cyber skills are often far more valuable. If you are facing white collar crime accusations, please visit our webpage to learn how we can help you defend yourself.

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