There is often a belief that white-collar crimes don’t receive the kind of harsh penalties that violent crimes do. This is incorrect as you can also face lengthy prison sentences for committing non-violent crimes.
What is a white-collar crime?
White-collar crimes include such non-violent crimes as bribery, copyright infringement, cybercrime, embezzlement, forgery, fraud, identity theft, insider trading, money laundering Ponzi schemes, racketeering and theft.
Also in the realm of white-collar crime is bouncing checks and committing Medicare fraud or abuse.
Penalties for white-collar crime
The penalty you could face for committing a white-collar crime varies depending on the crime you commit and whether you already have a criminal record. While many white-collar sentences are served in minimum security institutions, this isn’t always the case.
If you’re facing a charge for a white-collar crime, contact an experienced lawyer near you today.