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What are white collar crimes?

White collar crimes are those offenses that are committed by business executives, managers, or high and low-level employees , or involve financial crimes of all types. They are non-violent in nature, and typically involve fraud or theft of some kind, usually with the goal of providing monetary gain for the perpetrator.

Do white collar crimes result in state or federal charges?

This depends on the nature of the crime committed. Less severe white collar crimes will likely be tried in state court. If the crime involved federal or government property, involve financial institutions or the use of the mail, internet or other communication system, it is likely that you will be charged in federal court. You may face both state and federal charges in some cases. A Columbus white collar crime lawyer can provide you with legal defense against state and federal charges should you be arrested for such a crime.

Will I have to pay restitution to victims if I am convicted?

If the court decides that this is necessary, yes. Payment of restitution as a penalty depends on a variety of factors, including the specific circumstances of your case, the prosecutor, the jury, and the judge presiding over your trial.

Is fraud a felony?

The majority of fraud cases are tried as felonies when they are in connection with white collar crimes such as credit card fraud, mail fraud, and embezzlement.

What should I do if my employer accuses me of embezzlement?

You should immediately retain an attorney from The Koffel Law Firm who can defend you against the allegations and fight for the protection of your rights. An attorney is crucial even if you are innocent, as facing your accusations without legal representation is extremely dangerous - even if you are innocent. The punishments can include expensive fines and jail or prison time.

Contact a Columbus white collar crime attorney if you have additional questions about white collar crimes, or if you are seeking legal help after being charged in state or federal court.

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