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Chicago White Collar Crime Attorney

TYPES OF ECONOMIC CRIMES

Economic crimes against corporations – or even the government – are considered white collar crimes. Federal agencies often steps in to handle these offenses since economic crimes can damage the nation’s overall economic health, but most cases are handled by local and state authorities. These crimes are usually committed by businessmen and women of high standing who have positions of responsibility over finances, but they can be committed by anyone intending to damage a company or nation’s financial health by using deceptive measures. Some of the more common white collar crimes include:

  • Bribery
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • Forgery
  • Fraud
  • Insider trading
  • Money laundering
  • Public corruption
  • Racketeering / RICO violations

CONSEQUENCES OF COMMITTING A WHITE COLLAR CRIME

White collar crimes are usually felony offenses, which means they can incur a prison sentence of 1 – 30 years and a fine of $25,000 or more, depending on the type of white collar crime committed. A few white collar offenses are misdemeanors, such as bribery involving less than $500,000, but these are less common than felonies. Prevent yourself from facing such serious penalties if you have been arrested for a white collar crime. Contact Okabe & Haushalter right away for capable defense from a Chicago criminal defense attorneys.

HOW OUR FIRM CAN HELP

Our team handles each case aggressively and will thoroughly investigate the details to maximize your defense. We have been recognized in the news and through client testimonials for our skill and ability to achieve results, so find out exactly what we can do for you by calling now to schedule an initial case evaluation. Okabe & Haushalter has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® Magazine on multiple occasions. Additionally, Ryan Okabe is currently rated 9.3 Superb and Mark J. Haushalter is rated 10.0 Superb on Avvo. Contact our offices at your earliest convenience for the competent legal representation needed to fight your charges.