Oklahoma Felony White-Collar Crimes
In the legal world, “white-collar” refers to a subset of crimes that encompass a wide range of offenses, typically related to money. There are both white-collar misdemeanors and white-collar felonies, and the charges and consequences can vary widely depending on the crime that has been committed.
Defining White-Collar Crimes
A white-collar crime is a crime that is nonviolent in nature, and almost always involves theft or fraud. The perpetrators of white-collar crimes are often the employees of the company that has been robbed, and these people are accused of taking advantage of their position in the company to profit unfairly. Embezzlement is one of the most often cited white-collar crimes.
As with all crimes, the sentencing of white-collar crimes depends entirely on the circumstances of the case. If theft of money is involved, the amount of money and the way that it was stolen will determine the potential sentencing. If a case involves a large amount of money, it becomes more likely that the defendant will face felony charges.
Defenses For White-Collar Crimes
In many cases, it is possible to demonstrate that the crime in question was committed without intent to steal or commit fraud. At the Edge Law Firm, we have worked many cases with white-collar crimes and know how to present our client’s side of the story.
Contact the Edge Law Firm to learn how we can tell your side of the story and make a difference in your case.