White collar crimes are often called “victimless” crimes, but we know this is not the case. Given our current technology usage, white collar crimes are pursued more aggressively than they were in the past. When you are facing crimes associated with the use of the internet, embezzlement of funds, or other white-collar crimes, you could be facing federal charges rather than state charges. Many of these crimes involve lengthy investigations which can be intrusive. Investigators can talk to family members, neighbors, and coworkers. Your entire life will be under a microscope and you may feel your rights are being violated.
Long before you are facing charges, your life could be turned upside down, even if you have done nothing wrong. The advantage of having knowledge of an investigation is it gives us more time to prepare a defense against the charges you are facing and may help us prevent charges from being filed. Some of the most common white-collar crimes include:
- Fraud including mail and wire fraud
- Laundering money or embezzlement
- Identify theft
Instead of waiting for a prosecutor to file a white-collar criminal charge against you, it is recommended you contact a white-collar crimes attorney in North Carolina as soon as you learn you are under investigation. This step can save you from an intrusive investigation in some cases.
Contact JC Law if you learn you are under investigation for any crime which may be considered a white-collar crime. We may be able to intervene and assist you during the investigation, and should the case wind up going to trial, we have the experience and knowledge to represent you.