The emotions you will feel when you are charged with a white collar crime are probably going to waver between disbelief, anger and regret. It might be tempting to wallow in those feelings, but it isn't wise to do so. Instead, you need to get up and take action. You must determine what options you have for a defense so that you can fight against these charges.
There are many different types of white collar crimes that can lead to criminal charges. In a recent blog post, we discussed the crime associated with opening someone else's mail. We've also discussed crimes like identity theft and embezzlement.
The thing that you must remember with any of these charges is that you face being branded as a felon, spending time in prison and having to pay hefty fines. These are your calls to action regarding your case.
You shouldn't ever think that these charges are going to just go away. Instead, you need to work on your defense because there is a good chance that the prosecution is working on that side of the case.
We are here to review your case and help you sort through the defense options you have. These will vary depending on the circumstances of the case, including your actions after the crime. Thinking about everything you can regarding the situation might provide us with more avenues to pursue here.
On top of thinking about your defense options, you need to think about the goals for your case. Are you trying to completely avoid a conviction or are you just trying to reduce the penalties that you will face?