Most of our readers in California have probably heard the term “white collar crime.” This is a term that this commonly used to refer to crimes such as embezzlement, fraud, forgery or other crimes that are, in general, non-violent in nature and, usually, involve money. While this may seem straightforward, the fact is that planning a defense strategy to white collar crime charges can be challenging.
If you have been charged with a white collar crime, the evidence against you might be quite strong. These types of cases are built over time by law enforcement officials and the prosecution because the details can be so specific and can track meticulous financial transactions and account balances. From the start, defendants and their attorneys must be able to comb through all of the evidence that has been gathered in the case and that the prosecution plans to use to pursue a conviction.
Of course, every white collar crime case is different, with different fact patterns and circumstances. And, a defendant’s decision on whether or not to attempt to reach a “plea bargain” or push the case to trial can be a difficult one. All options must be considered in these types of cases.
The best way forward
At our law firm, we work with California residents who are facing white collar crime charges to attempt to evaluate which path is the best way forward. We understand the uncertainty and outright fear that some criminal defendants experience in these types of circumstances. We do our best to give our clients the best options for their unique situations. For more information, please visit the criminal defense overview section of our law firm’s website.