White collar crimes in California can be state or federal offenses — often felonies — and their potential penalties include fines, house arrest and incarceration in a state or federal prison. The Los Angeles law offices of Sigal Law Group provide highly-experienced criminal defense representation for individuals who are under arrest or suspicion for a white collar crime.
Non-Violent Crimes for Personal Gain
The term “white collar” refers to the nature of these crimes, which are generally committed in an office-type environment and done for personal gain. The goal of white collar crimes is usually to obtain money, property or other assets (in contrast to violent crimes perpetrated to hurt someone physically — sometimes “crimes of passion”).
White collar crimes are often complex, the law enforcement agency investigating a white collar crime may make a mistake and target an innocent individual as the perpetrator. Sigal Law Group defense attorneys are able to step in with the necessary skills and knowledge to ensure that the rights of the accused are not trampled on in the prosecution’s efforts to gain a conviction.
Counsel, Negotiation and Litigation
Our criminal defense lawyers provide their legal counsel, negotiation skills and litigation experience to individuals accuses of California or federal white collar crimes such as:
- bank fraud
- bribery — paying or receiving of anything of value in return for official action
- computer fraud
- credit card fraud
- embezzlement — when a person in lawful possession of another’s property fraudulently converts it to his own property
- ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) and other types of pension fraud
- extortion — using threats, fear or the pretense of authority to force someone to give up property
- forgery — making or altering a document with the intent to defraud
- healthcare fraud
- insurance fraud
- investment advisory fraud
- larceny — taking/carrying away someone else’s tangible personal property
- mail and wire fraud — committing fraud by using the postal service (mail) or electronic (wire) means
- perjury — giving a false statement under oath in a court proceeding
- real estate fraud
- RICO violations — organized crime; the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
- stock market manipulation
- tax evasion and tax fraud
- telemarketing fraud
- Workers’ Compensation fraud
Get the Defense You Need
The law enforcement agency and prosecution team involved in your case have a great deal of power. Protect your constitutionally guaranteed legal rights if you have been accused of a white collar crime — contact a Los Angeles white collar crime attorney at the Sigal Law Group to arrange a consultation. Your legal options will be explained in depth.