White Collar Crimes & Fraud Offenses in Arizona
What are “white collar” crimes?
Historically speaking, crimes fall into two categories: white-collar crimes and blue-collar crimes. Blue-collar crimes refer to street crimes which typically carry a degree of violence. In the alternative, white collar crimes are considered to be largely non-violent, and are financial in nature.
Today, white collar crimes encompass a number of crimes motivated by financial gain. In the State of Arizona, white collar crimes are frequently prosecuted at both the state and federal level.
If you’ve been charged with a white collar crime you could be facing severe state and federal penalties. As such, you should gain the advantage of having an experienced financial crimes criminaly defense attorney, who is licensed to practice at the state AND federal level.
Here at Tait & Hall, our white collar crimes lawyersl can help you fight a wide variety of charges, including but not limited to:
- RICO charges
- Financial crimes charges
- Health care fraud
- Organized crime
- Fraudulent schemes and artifices
- Illegal control of an enterprise
- Illegally conducting an enterprise
- Trafficking in stolen property
- Theft from retail stores
- Reselling stolen property online
- Reselling stolen property in pawn shops and secondhand retailers
- Other white-collar criminal allegations
Types of White Collar Crimes
Those accused of white collar crimes are typically people in professions with access to significant sums of money. It’s not uncommon for innocent people to suffer allegations, however, if that money goes missing.
In some cases, people may be trying to hide some of their own unlawful actions. In others, people may simply be desperate to assign blame for failed investments, or downturns in the economy. White collar crimes charges, independent of guilt, can destroy your reputation and end your career.
The name “white collar” may deceive you. White collar crimes may be largely non-violent, yet they still carry significant criminal penalties. White collar crimes are a broad category of charges encompassing many financial crimes, including:
Credit Card Fraud
Credit card fraud may be committed by an individual or by a group. Credit card fraud charges can be filed against anyone suspected of utilizing an improperly-procured credit card. This could be through the theft of a credit card or by using someone’s card without their permission.
People accused of operating credit card skimmers may face credit card fraud charges. Credit card fraud may be committed with a physical credit card or through details gleaned from an internet source or corporate database.
Money laundering is the attempt to disguise illegitimate earnings as legitimate. Money laundering charges may be filed against those suspected of concealing illegal funds through:
- Creative banking solutions
- Investing in real estate
- Trading in precious metals
- Investing in cryptocurrency
- International trade deals
- Loans and gifts to family and friends
State and federal officials working to stop money laundering operations can make mistakes, so if you’ve been accused of money laundering in Arizona, contact the attorneys at Tait & Hall to start preparing your defense.
Other Types of Fraud
There are many other types of fraud which can be prosecuted as white collar crimes. These include, but are not limited to:
- Insurance fraud: Those accused of falsifying insurance documents may be charged with insurance fraud.
- Mortgage fraud: Suspected falsification of loan documents can lead to criminal charges of mortgage fraud.
- Securities fraud: Illegal actions on the securities and commodities markets can result in charges of securities fraud.
In the state of Arizona, someone can be charged with identity theft if they are suspected to have:
- Engaged in phishing scams, hacking, or other online activity which acquired, or aimed to acquire, the personal details of others.
- Posed as another person to commit a crime, avoid prosecution, gain access to their personal information, and more.
- Forgery of checks, applications, and other documentation.
In the State of Arizona, you may be charged with identity theft if suspected of these and other crimes. Identity theft charges can carry debilitating criminal penalties for those convicted.
Arizona White Collar Crimes Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you’ve been accused of a financial crime, that doesn’t make you a criminal, but it does mean you’ll need to respond to those charges aggressively. Contact white collar defense attorneys at Tait & Hall and start preparing your defense today.
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