White Collar Crimes

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Southaven Criminal Defense Attorneys Protecting the Interests of those Charged with White Collar Crimes

Aggressive representation for those accused of fraud allegations in Southaven, Hernando, Olive Branch and beyond since 1964

So-called because of its association with a higher social status, “white collar” crimes are usually various forms of fraud. Rather than break into a person’s home and steal from them a white collar criminal will sit at home and hack their bank account. A few epic examples of white collar crime include Bernie Madoff’s famous Ponzi scheme, the shady accounting schemes at Enron, and the Abramoff wire fraud, tax evasion and bribery. Not all white collar crimes are big enough to make the evening news, but despite the fact that there is no violence involved in their commission, they still carry significant consequences.

Taylor Jones Taylor offers comprehensive and aggressive representation on behalf of clients in Southaven, Olive Branch, Hernando and throughout Mississippi who have been charged with a white collar crime. The firm has been helping clients address their criminal charges for more than 50 years. They will fight aggressively to defend your rights and build a compelling defense on your behalf.

Examples of common, white collar crimes

The FBI defines white collar crime as, “Lying, cheating and stealing.” It comprises commercial fraud, embezzlement, swindles, insider trading on the stock market and other schemes concocted to separate people from their money without physical violence and usually without their knowledge.

The most common theme among white collar crime is fraud, which can take many forms such as:

  • Computer fraud
  • Internet crimes
  • Telemarketing fraud
  • Health care fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Securities fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Check fraud
  • Counterfeiting
  • Embezzlement
  • Money laundering
  • Bribery
  • Insider trading
  • Kickbacks
  • Tax evasion
  • Forgery

Penalties for white collar crimes

The penalties for white collar crime can be serious, specifically when they are prosecuted in federal court. The judge must consult the federal sentencing guidelines although they are no longer mandatory. The severity of the sentencing is correlated to the amount of the loss. Defendants when found guilty may be sentenced to jail time, forfeit the illegal gains, pay restitution to the victim and pay steep fines. State prosecutions also impose significant penalties for white collar crimes.

The white collar crime legal team at Taylor Jones Taylor offers responsiveness and personalized attention to every client. The firm is completely committed to protecting your interests throughout the investigation and criminal proceedings. Do not attempt to face down an investigation, state and federal prosecutors or complex litigation without the skilled representation and dedicated resources, available to you when you work with Taylor Jones Taylor.

Learn more about Taylor Jones Taylor’s work on behalf of those facing white collar charges

At the law firm of Taylor Jones Taylor, the criminal defense team is ready to answer any question you might have when you are being investigated for white collar crimes. The firm is ready to dedicate its considerable legal talent and resources to representing your interests. You may call Taylor Jones Taylor at 662-253-5193 or fill out this contact form to speak with an attorney immediately in the Southaven, Hernando or Olive Branch office. How can we help you today?

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