It is estimated that white-collar crime costs society around $1 trillion every year, which is much more than the $15 billion price tag associated with street crime. Because of its high-value impact on people and businesses, prosecutors take white-collar crime very seriously.
If you have been accused of an offense related to business or fraud, you do not have to be on your own. Our team at Mike G Law is ready to take on your case. We will defend you in court and ensure your rights are protected along the way.
Mike G is an experienced white-collar crime attorney and here to help you navigate the legal process, no matter the details of your case.
Defining White-Collar Crime
It is difficult to provide an exact definition of white-collar crime. Even the Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that there is no definitive consensus on the term.
In general, white-collar crime is described as an offense of the law through non-violent means. It does not include “street crimes” like arson, breaking-and-entering, or motor vehicle theft, or person-to-person crimes like assault or statutory rape.
White-collar crimes can be committed by an individual or organization. They often occur in the financial sector, but they can also occur in a governmental setting.
The offenders are not who we normally picture when we think of criminals. They are usually people in respectable positions and hold high statuses in their industries.
Examples of White-Collar Crime
White-collar crime is generally accepted as non-violent and typically involves fraud and/or finances, so many offenses that affect businesses or high-value individuals fall into this category. Some examples include:
- Corporate fraud
- Bank fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Consumer fraud
- Medical fraud
- Money laundering
- Identity theft
- Insider trading
- Ponzi schemes
Though thorough, this list is certainly not exhaustive. During your free consultation with Mike G Law, we will help you understand if your case is considered a white-collar crime or classified as something else.
How will a white-collar crime allegation affect me?
Some people may shrug their shoulders at the concept of white-collar crime. It does not involve physical danger to anyone’s life or physical safety, so what is the harm?
A white-collar crime allegation is something to take very seriously. If you do not handle it correctly, you will face various consequences like:
- A loss of financial security. The fallout from a white-collar crime can negatively affect the offender’s assets. In addition to the losses they may experience, they may be required to pay additional fines or retributions. This will put them further into debt and make it more difficult for them to recover financially.
- Jail time. If you are found guilty of a white-collar crime, you can face up to years of probation or jail time, depending on the severity of your offense.
- Community service. Even if you are not sentenced to jail time or probation, you may be required to complete community service. This will stay on your record for some time, which can make it difficult to find new employment.
- Damaged reputation. Have you spent years establishing your own company? Or, maybe you worked your way up to a respectable position in a government-related field. Whatever the case may be, a white-collar crime allegation can put all your hard work at risk. Years of building a name and career for yourself can be swept away from a white-collar crime charge. Following this kind of serious allegation, it can be very difficult to get back on your feet in the professional world. You may never be able to fully regain the trust of clients or superiors.
Being accused of a crime can also damage someone’s connections with their family and community, so it’s important to take charges seriously. Here at Mike G Law, we treat every case with the respect and discretion it deserves.
Our goal is to protect your rights in court, no matter your situation or what you’re accused of. A conviction could put a company’s solvency in jeopardy, cost investors millions, or wipe out a family’s savings. We’re here to help keep that from happening.
Why You Need a Tampa White-Collar Crime Attorney on Your Side
Experienced and accomplished business professionals need the best legal representation out there. If you have been accused of a white-collar crime, do not go it alone—the white-collar crime attorney at Mike G Law can help. Here is why our team is the best.
1. Mike G Is an Experienced White-Collar Crime Attorney
Our team knows the courts. We have seen what it takes to win.
White-collar crime cases can be very complex and time-consuming. Without a lawyer with the proper knowledge and experience, you can get swallowed up by the legal system. Mike G has spent years successfully defending clients throughout Tampa Bay—just read the reviews to see why.
2. Mike G Will Guide You Through the Entire Legal Process
The compassionate and respectful team here at Mike G Law is here to explain every detail of your case and the entire legal process no matter how small. We want you to understand the specifics of your situation and know that we are doing everything we can to help you achieve the best possible outcome.
We will keep you educated and updated every step of the way, so you will never feel alone.
3. Mike G Knows How to Win in Court
We are fully trained to offer professional advice based on the specifics of your situation. We are no strangers to presenting a case in court and are prepared to do so to protect your rights and wellbeing. We will also assemble documents and gather evidence to solidify your case. In court, we always show up prepared to fight aggressively on your behalf.
Need a White-Collar Crime Attorney? Contact Mike G Directly
White-collar crime cases usually require extensive investigation, so you must not wait to seek the counsel of an attorney. The quicker you contact the team here at Mike G Law, the sooner we can get started on your case.
Call us today to schedule a free case consultation. We will discuss the specifics of your situation and start fighting for you right away.