You already understand that there are significant potential consequences for alleged crimes involving drugs, weapons or violence. But what about white collar crimes? Like many other people in North Dakota, you may not think of these as serious criminal matters. However, like other criminal charges, white collar crimes can lead to lengthy prison sentences, steep fines and a criminal record that will follow you for years to come.
White collar crime is an umbrella term under which multiple criminal allegations fall. In general, these types of crimes typically involve illegal commercial practices, theft and elements of dishonesty usually — although not always — with another person’s or company’s money. Common white collar crimes include but are not limited to:
- Identity theft
- Money laundering
- Pyramid schemes
Do not worry about being hit out of nowhere with an arrest. White collar crimes charges require lengthy and complex investigations before charges can be filed, so in all likelihood, you will be made aware of the situation. While this can be a stressful period of time, you do not have to sit idly waiting.
Whether you have already been charged for allegedly committing a white collar crime or are under investigation, you deserve help from an experienced attorney who is committed to upholding your rights. This may be especially important during the investigative period to ensure that North Dakota authorities do not commit any search and seizure violations. For more information regarding white collar crimes, your rights and how we can help, be sure to visit our website.