White Collar Crime Lawyers in Sacramento County
Serving Gold River, Rancho Cordova, Folsom & the Surrounding Areas
Being accused of a white collar crime can severely damage your reputation and a conviction can threaten your freedom. Because of the serious consequencesassociated with a conviction, it’s a good idea to consult an experienced, knowledgeable white collar crime defense attorney in Sacramento County.
What Is a White Collar Crime?
White collar crimes refer to illegal, nonviolent acts committed for financial gain, typically by employees in a business or financial work environment. The term “white collar” refers to the white shirt collars traditionally worn by employees in these corporate settings.
White collar crimes can be prosecuted at the state or federal level and cases are often drawn out and complicated. Additionally, depending on the circumstances of your case and the alleged amount that was stolen, you may face either misdemeanor or felony charges.
Because of the complex nature of white collar crimes, it is important to work with a Sacramento County white collar crime defense lawyer with experience in these complex criminal cases.
At The Chastaine Law Office, we can help if you’ve been charged with any of the following crimes, or are under investigation:
- Money Laundering
- Insider trading
White collar crimes in California might also include:
- Health Care Fraud
- Mortgage Fraud
- Insurance Fraud
- Workers’ Compensation Fraud
What Are the Penalties for Being Convicted of a White Collar Crime?
If you are convicted of a white collar crime at the federal level, the penalties may include one or more of the following:
- Home Detention
- Community Confinement
- Fines, Forfeitures and/or Restitution
- Imprisonment (sentence varies depending on the amount of stolen money)
If you are convicted of a white collar crime on the state level, the penalty in California is a minimum of 1 year in state prison for a felony, and less than a year for a misdemeanor. The court may also levy a fine ranging from $1,000 to over $10,000 depending on the severity of the crime.
Schedule Your Free & Confidential Case Consultation
Our premier Sacramento County white collar crime lawyers have the knowledge and decades of experience to educate clients facing these complex matters. We will ensure that you understand the charges you are facing as well as all of your legal options.
We know how important the attorney-client relationship is, and we are driven to provide our clients with legal representation that fights for your rights, freedom, and future. If you are facing white collar crime charges in Sacramento County, including Gold River, Rancho Cordova, Folsom, and the surrounding areas, call us today to find out how we can help.
The Chastaine Law Office can be reached at (916) 932-7150. Contact us today to get started on your case.