What You Need to Know About White Collar Crimes in Massachusetts

At The Law Office of Paul R. Moraski, our experienced criminal defense lawyer provides legal representation for those facing a wide array of criminal charges. While those who are facing non-violent charges may assume that they don’t need an attorney, this is a mistake–working with an attorney when facing a charge of any type, including a charge for a white collar criminal offense, is critical. To learn more about white collar crimes and how our defense lawyer can serve you, call our legal team directly today. 

What Is a White Collar Crime? 

A white collar crime usually refers to any crime that is a non-violent offense. It is also often used to refer to crimes that involve business persons, politicians, those in the public eye, and other “white collar” or corporate employees, although it certainly isn’t exclusive to these groups. 

Common White Collar Crimes 

Our lawyer has years of experience representing those facing charges for white collar crimes. Some of the most common types of white collar crimes are:

  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud
  • Identify theft
  • Insurance fraud
  • Larceny
  • Corruption
  • Computer crimes
  • Counterfeiting 
  • Money laundering
  • Bribery 
  • Criminal conspiracy

The above list is not inclusive; if you are facing charges for a crime not listed above, please don’t hesitate to call our law firm. 

Penalties for White Collar Crimes

While white collar crimes are usually considered to be less serious than violent offenses, the penalties can be equally severe depending on the crime type, the amount of money involved, and the defendant’s criminal background. Penalties may include large fines, prison time, and more. White collar crimes can be charged as felony offenses that have a huge impact on a person’s life and future opportunities if the defendant is convicted of the crime. 

The Court Process When Charged with a White Collar Crime

The criminal process for a white collar charge will mirror that of other criminal charges, and will likely include an arrest, an arraignment hearing, a bail hearing, a discovery period, plea bargaining, a preliminary hearing, pretrial motions, and trial. Because the process is legally intensive, and because the possible penalties should the charges result in conviction are very serious, working with an experienced criminal defense lawyer is strongly advised. It is important to find a lawyer who has experience working on cases like yours, who has trial experience, and who has a track record of success. 

Call The Law Office of Paul R. Moraski Today 

At The Law Office of Paul R. Moraski, our criminal defense lawyer in Massachusetts doesn’t take white collar criminal charges lightly, and neither should you. If you have been charged with a crime, white collar or otherwise, you need a legal professional with a strong reputation and background on your side. To schedule a consultation with Attorney Paul R. Moraski, please call (978) 397-0011 today or use the intake form on our website to send us a message telling us more about your case. Our lawyer can start working on your case immediately and will aggressively advocate for your best interests.