White-collar crime is a broad term that covers a variety of non-violent crimes involving cheating in one form or another. Examples include bribery, credit card fraud, identity theft, insider trading, embezzlement, forgery, tax evasion, kickbacks and money laundering. Instead of using physical force, white-collar crimes are inherently technical in nature and often involve the manipulation of information on paper or electronically. Because of their nature, white-collar crimes often fall under federal jurisdiction. If you have been questioned by the FBI, SEC, IRS, United States Treasury, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service or the U.S. Postal Service, chances are you may be the target of a white-collar crime investigation.
The penalties for white-collar crimes vary according to the nature and degree of the offense. In general, punishment typically includes jail time either in federal or state prison, fines, restitution, forfeiture of money or property, supervised release or home detention.
As experienced Central Illinois white-collar crime defense attorneys, LeFante Law Offices represent individuals and corporations in complex white-collar criminal investigations, grand jury proceedings and trials. We have the hands-on experience, training and knowledge to preserve your livelihood, integrity and freedom.
If you or someone you know is facing a white-collar criminal charge, fight back with the experienced Peoria white-collar crime lawyers of LeFante Law Offices at 309-999-1111.
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