White collar crimes include crimes that can be described as nonviolent, deceptive acts perpetrated by a business person or a public official. Some common examples of white collar crimes are blackmail, larceny, bribery, fraud, embezzlement, racketeering and identity theft. Penalties for white collar crimes include jail time, excessive fines and restitution to the victims.
California courts are dedicated to fighting this type of crime because, although it is nonviolent, it can have such terrible consequences for the victims. Because white collar crimes often require a significant amount of time and tedious detail, hiring an experienced, responsible legal aid is crucial to effectively defending your freedom.