Being accused of a white-collar crime is already terrible enough because it can ruin your career and tarnish your reputation. However, imagine being convicted and sent to jail without the opportunity of fighting for your constitutional rights and claiming your name. This scenario could become a very real moment of crisis for you because the state of California has become increasingly stringent with its laws pertaining to white-collar crime.
Do not let this happen to you. Reach out to the Simmrin Law Group today and speak with an Ontario white-collar crime lawyer about how to clear your name and have your life return to normal.
What Is White-Collar Crime?
Most people probably already know that a white-collar job is one where you wear nice clothes and work at a desk in an office, but those same people may not be familiar with what the term “white-collar crime” means. This term refers to a financially motivated violation of the law that is nonviolent and usually performed in a business or government setting. There are many things that can be included under the umbrella term of white-collar crime, like:
- Tax Fraud and Tax Evasion
- Money Laundering
- Insider Trading
- Securities and Commodities Fraud
- Unemployment Fraud
- Insurance Fraud
- Mortgage Fraud
- Workers’ Compensation Fraud
- Mail Fraud
These are white-collar crimes, which can be serious offenses in the state of California due to the state’s strict rules and regulations. Do not let these accusations ruin the rest of your life. Call an Ontario white-collar attorney to help clear your name.
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White-Collar Crime Can Be Severe
Often, when people are facing white-collar crime charges, they think their entire world is ending but there is also a sizeable amount of people who don’t take these accusations seriously enough. They believe that it is no big deal, that they do not have to worry about it because it will resolve itself, and that they will not have to face any form of punishment. However, this could not be farther from the truth.
According to the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC), 87.7% of individuals convicted of money laundering, a type of white-collar crime, were sentenced to prison. According to their latest year of reporting, the average sentence for people convicted of money laundering was 64 months (a little over 5 years).
The law and the court system take white-collar crime very seriously. In order to prevent significant penalties, including lengthy prison sentences, please get in touch with one of our seasoned white-collar crime attorneys in Ontario to start you down this journey of clearing your name once and for all.
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Why Is California so Strict?
Usually, a white-collar crime charge is taken up at the federal level, not the state level. This is because it can involve the U.S. government if it is a tax fraud case, the United States Postal Service if it is a mail fraud case and many state and federal institutions when the crime is committed across state lines. The IRS and FBI can and will jump in to investigate when it pertains to any kind of fraud or money laundering case.
California takes its laws and regulations to the next level because they will not only recommend that you get prosecuted federally, but they will also prosecute you at the state level. This means that you can be facing double the amount of charges.
You do not want to tackle twice the amount of charges, twice the amount of potential hefty fines, and twice the amount of potential prison time, all by yourself. Our team of skilled white-collar crime lawyers in Ontario has over 15 years of experience and all the resources you could need to help you navigate through the turbulent legal system and build your defense today.
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Why Hire a White-Collar Crime Lawyer in Ontario?
Those accused of a white-collar crime can often lose their current job, have difficulty finding another job, have trouble buying/renting a home, and have their reputation stained amongst their friends and family. To avoid all these things happening to you, it is in your best interest to call a white-collar crime lawyer as soon as possible. From there, we can start building you a rock-solid defense to either get the charges dismissed or, at the very least, minimize the penalties that could occur.
The defense strategy that works best with our other clients is proving that there was no intent on your part when you committed the crime. How can you be a horrible person that deserves to be in jail if you didn’t even know that you were committing a crime? If the prosecution cannot prove intent on your behalf then you will be able to walk away with your head held high, feeling like a new man or woman.
We plan on answering your tough questions, interviewing possible witnesses, examining police records, collecting evidence, proving that there was no loss or harm on part of the victim, and disproving the prosecution’s evidence as being weak or obtained illegally. Once all is said and done, we hope you will be able to return to how your life was before it was turned upside down.
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Reach Out to an Ontario White Collar Crime Attorney Today
Facing charges of any kind of white-collar crime can make you feel like your life is ending and you could be losing sleep over asking yourself questions like, “Am I going to jail?”, “Will I lose my job?”, “Am I going to go broke paying for all of this?”.
Rest assured, you no longer have to go through this alone. At the Simmrin Law Group, we specialize in criminal defense cases. Our experienced team of lawyers works around the clock to make sure that your constitutional rights are not infringed upon and to do our best to either clear your name or minimize the punishments. Please contact one of our Ontario white-collar crime lawyers now for a free consultation.
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