San Diego White Collar Crimes Attorney
Embezzlement, Identity Theft, Extortion, Fraud Defense
Charged with a White Collar Crime in San Diego? Though it can be an overwhelming and frightening experience, it IS possible to successfully navigate the legal waters with the help of the right San Diego White Collar Crimes Attorney. The fact is, together we can avoid or mitigate a potentially dire and life-altering punishment that can result from such a charge.
What is White Collar Crime exactly?
The term White Collar Crime when initially defined (1939) meant crimes that were being committed by otherwise law-abiding citizens of high stature. Now White Collar Crime is defined simply as a wide range of nonviolent criminal acts generally committed for monetary gain.
Enforcement of White Collar Crime laws can be a function of the FBI, the Secret Service, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Customs Office, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Many states also have their own agencies for enforcement of white-collar crime laws at the state level.
Examples of White Collar Crime are:
- Bribery (Extortion)
- Credit card fraud
- Antitrust violations
- Internet fraud
- Securities fraud
- Insider trading
- Environmental law violations
- Bankruptcy fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Mail Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Computer Hacking
- Economic espionage
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A skilled defense attorney in San Diego county will know how to determine and apply potential defenses for your case. For example:
1. Even though you may have benefited from the alleged crime, the burden is on the prosecution to prove intent. If it can be demonstrated that there was no intent or that there is reasonable doubt that intent was present on your part, you are by definition not guilty.
2. If your white collar crimes attorney can support a claim entrapment (i.e., government agents or an employer persuaded or even forced you to commit the crime) you can avoid conviction.
3. A skilled attorney can negotiate a beneficial plea bargain to minimize your punishment under the law.
Our legal staff will give your case the attention, care and expertise you deserve. We are seasoned white collar crimes lawyers in San Diego with a record of arguing persuasively on behalf of our clients. Remember an effective defense can save your reputation and your business. Please feel free to contact our office and make any inquiries you like. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you in determining if our legal office is the best choice for your defense.
If you have questions regarding a white collar criminal case or investigation in Southern California, please contact San Diego Criminal Lawyer George H. Ramos, Jr. today for a free, initial consultation. Call us at 619.231.1830, 24/7. We are available to take appointments days, evenings, and weekends.