Non-Violent Financial Crimes Defense in California
Though white collar crimes are non-violent offenses, the accused are still subject to harsh penalties. For this reason, you need to retain effective legal counsel from the Law Office of Hayden G. Smith. Our Visalia criminal defense attorney has a decade of experience representing clients in a variety of criminal cases, ranging from minor misdemeanors to serious felony charges.
Federal & State White Collar Crime Laws
White collar crimes are usually committed by professionals in the banking, insurance, and financial planning sectors, or public officials. These charges usually involve fraud or intentional misrepresentation. The offenses can either be prosecuted at the state or federal level, depending on the situation and financial loss of the victims.
Aggravated white collar crimes can result in conviction enhancements when the prosecution can demonstrate that the defendant has committed a pattern of felony conduct, such as two or more related felonies involving embezzlement or fraud. The defendant must be convicted of at least two felonies in one criminal proceeding and the loss must be valued at more than $100,000 for the offense to be classified as an aggravated white collar crime.
- Examples of white collar crimes include:
- Credit Card Fraud
- Identity Theft
- Insurance Fraud
- Healthcare Fraud
- Tax Fraud
- Receiving Stolen Property
- Mail Fraud
- Internet Fraud
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When law enforcement suspects an individual of committing a white collar crime, their primary purpose is to build a case showing that the individual is guilty of the crime. Hayden Smith independently investigates your case to find evidence that disrupts the prosecution's ability to demonstrate guilt without a reasonable doubt. Often he is able to get charges reduced, dismissed, or negotiate a plea bargain. When necessary, he is ready to aggressively defend clients at trial.
Please contact the Law Office of Hayden G. Smith at (559) 664-6933 to arrange a free telephone consultation with our Visalia criminal defense attorney. Let us help build a strong case for you.