White Collar Crimes

Southern Minnesota Criminal Lawyer

White collar crimes are non-violent crimes, but they cause a great deal of harm to the victims. Rather than bodily harm, a white collar crime causes financial harm that can hurt the victim in the long-term. White collar crimes are also crimes that violate federal law, which means a convicted individual could spend time in a federal prison.

If you have been charged with a white collar crime, speaking to your Southern Minnesota white collar crimes attorney immediately is very important. You will be advised on what you should or should not say and work will begin on your case. There are times when individuals are investigated or charged with a white collar crime when they did absolutely nothing. Innocents have been charged in crime rings to later be acquitted or the charges simply dropped. Other times, the charges against someone have been exaggerated. Your attorney will look at the facts, review evidence, and use all materials available to them to build a strong case for you.

Types Of White Collar Crimes

There is an extensive list of crimes that are considered white collar crimes. They include:

  • Embezzlement
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Real estate fraud
  • Mail and wire fraud
  • Telemarketing fraud
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Securities fraud
  • Insider trading
  • Forgery
  • Insurance fraud
  • Bank fraud

The list can go on and on. The most common offenders are those working for a company and using that company to gain financially at the expense of the company or the people who patronize it. These individuals have defrauded investors, partners, vendors, customers, and many others who have financial interest in the business.

White Collar Crime Defense

Your Mankato white collar crimes lawyer will work with you to show the facts in your case. Because such cases involve large amounts of documentation, your attorney will dedicate a lot of time to your case, evaluating every single detail and applying the law to the situation, as well as to the evidence. Evidence could be weak against you or it could be strong. Despite innocence or guilt, you deserve the best possible defense. While innocent people can be charged, others make mistakes and deserve another chance at a sound future.

Contact A Mankato Criminal Defense Lawyer

White collar crimes are very serious in that they involve the defrauding of money or property from another individual, causing financial damage. There are many of these crimes that are classified as felonies and this means there is a need for a highly experienced defense attorney. This defense attorney also has to have knowledge of federal courts since many white collar crimes are tried at the federal level, resulting in those convicted serving time in federal prisons. To find out how Birkholz Law, LLC can help you in your case, call the Westbrook office at 507-374-6501, the Mankato office at 507-387-2100, or the St. James office at 507-375-3374 to schedule a free consultation.