Information About the Types of White-Collar Crimes

Types of White-Collar Crime

These violations can include:

  • The taking or offering of bribes
  • Forgery
  • Fraud
  • Larceny
  • Internet fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Cybercrimes
  • Perjury
  • Immigration fraud
  • RICO-related fraud and crimes
  • Mail fraud
  • Crimes related to exporting and importing
  • Bankruptcy fraud
  • Credit card fraud or theft
  • Counterfeiting
  • Securities and commodities crimes
  • Embezzlement
  • Real estate fraud
  • Health care fraud
  • Extortion
  • Tax-related crimes, such as tax evasion
  • Theft

Being charged with embezzlement, cybercrimes or other offenses carries serious consequences. Those who are charged can be tried in state or federal courts. Depending on the nature of the alleged offense, an individual can be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony.

If you are charged with a Class C Misdemeanor, you could face fines of up to $500. However, white-collar crimes can also be a first-degree felony, which in Texas carries prison sentences of up to 99 years and fines of up to $10,000. In addition, those who are convicted may face penalties and legal claims in civil court. Some may be asked to pay reparations.

There are other, less-tangible outcomes as well. It is important to work with a white-collar criminal defense attorney if you have been accused of or charged with a crime and work aggressively to defend your name.