Anaheim White Collar Crime Lawyer

What is a white collar crime?

Per the FBI, there are three words that define a white collar crime: lying, cheating, and stealing. It, however, is more than that. The umbrella term "white collar crime" was coined in 1939 and is used to describe a broad range of crimes committed by "white collar" workers. This simply means an individual who performs professional, managerial, or administrative work versus a "blue collar" worker who is more involved in manual labor. Therefore, white collar crimes are financial in nature.

Examples of white collar crimes include the following:

  • Forgery
  • Bribery
  • Identity Theft
  • Embezzlement
  • Money Laundering
  • Ponzi Schemes

Of course, the most common white collar crime is fraud—healthcare fraud, bankruptcy fraud, insurance fraud, etc. Any form of fraudulent action where deception is used to secure unfair gain.

The Danger of White Collar Criminal Charges

As a businessman or woman, you strive every day to maintain excellent professional relationships and to keep a spotless reputation. The furtherance of your career depends heavily on the level of trust and respect you have with your fellow businessmen and women, which is why charges of a white collar crime are so dangerous. White collar crimes are committed by persons of high business or social standing who have been placed in a position of responsibility over the assets and finances of another.

When charged with one of these or any other white collar crimes, you could lose any chance of regaining your previous position—let alone advance in your career. Therefore, not only are you facing the possibility of criminal penalties (ex: fines, prison time, etc.), but you are also fighting against the possibility of a damaged reputation, which could haunt you for the rest of your professional life.

What do I do if facing charges of a white collar crime?

Only an experienced defense lawyer will have the knowledge and skill to fight your charges and protect your reputation and career. The Law Office of Barney B. Gibbs has practiced nothing but criminal defense for more than 30 years and could provide the representation you need. Speak with Mr. Gibbs today to review your case and discuss what defense strategies may be available to you.

Call today for a free case evaluation to learn how The Law Office of Barney B. Gibbs could defend you and obtain a reduction or dismissal of your charges. Waiting to hire an attorney can only damage your chances of a successful defense, so don't wait. Call now to request your initial case consultation.