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White-Collar Crime Attorneys Contest the Government’s Evidence

Financial crime defense in Fayetteville

The phrase “white-collar crime” was coined around 1939 and alludes to the white collars worn by business executives accused of nonviolent, financially motivated crimes. A number of criminal offenses in Arkansas can be considered while-collar crimes. Penalties for financial crimes include prison terms, stiff fines and full restitution.

At the James Law Firm, we begin working on your case the moment you retain us. We investigate the facts, research the law, and go to court prepared with powerful arguments and evidence.

What are some white-collar crimes?

White-collar crimes are often federal offenses. They share at least one common trait: deception is used to steal money.

  • Money laundering involves moving and concealing criminal revenues.
  • Bribery can be by direct means (giving cash in exchange for favorable treatment) or indirect means (for example, arranging a no-interest loan in exchange for preferential treatment).
  • Tax evasion is among the most ubiquitous white-collar crimes.
  • Insurance fraud can involve filing a false claim or inflating the value of an insured loss.
  • Wire, Internet or mail fraud is often charged as an additional count on top of the underlying fraud. For example, if you file a false insurance claim over the Internet, you can be charged with multiple offenses.
  • Embezzlement is the fraudulent conversion of another person’s property by a person who is in a position of trust, such as a bookkeeper.

What are the penalties for white-collar criminal offenses?

The penalties depend greatly on how much money is involved in the alleged crime. Did the offender pocket a few transactions or funnel millions to a dummy corporation? Since these are often federal crimes, there generally is jail time involved, along with fines and restitution.

There are also consequences beyond jail time and fines — the damage to your family and to your professional reputation. Our experienced Arkansas criminal defense lawyers will work hard to help you avoid some or all of the penalties.

Partner with one of the largest criminal defense firms in Arkansas

The attorneys at the James Law Firm have a strong work ethic and high ethical standards. We have three offices — in Little Rock, Fayetteville and Conway. We are available 24/7 to help you or a loved one in a time of need. Hablamos español. Contact us today online or at 501.683.8575 to schedule your free consultation.