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What Is a White Collar Crime?

White collar crime is broadly defined as any nonviolent crime committed with a financial motivation by government and business workers. Because of the general definition of these crimes, a number of different offenses are included within their legal area. However, as white collar crimes are typically prosecuted and penalized differently than other types of criminal offenses, such as drug crimes or violent offenses, it is generally best for people to understand what some of the more common types of white collar crimes are.

Different White Collar Crime Charges

White collar crimes involve numerous different types of charges, generally related to theft and fraud. The most common white collar crimes include:

  • Identity Theft
  • Bank Fraud
  • Wire Fraud
  • Mail Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Securities Fraud

These charges are among some of the more common white collar crimes, and each can come with its own severe consequences if a person is convicted. Many convictions result in long periods spent in jail or prison, and huge financial penalties. These consequences can severely impact your personal life, and those around that you love, which is why it is important to build a strong defense when facing a white collar crime charge.

Contact a White Collar Crime Defense Attorney in Houston

If you or someone you know is facing a white collar crime charge, call (713) 337-1420. Kyle Sampson, Attorney at Law, has helped many people in Houston fight charges of white collar crime, and can put this experience to work for you. Call our team today to begin discussing your defense strategies.


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