Tampa White Collar Crime Lawyer
A white collar crime is a criminal offense that takes place within a business,
corporate or political setting. These types of crimes tend to cost the
United States government and economy a great deal of money because people
who commit these crimes drain the revenue and profits of large companies.
White collar crimes can be committed and then remain undetected for a
long period of time. This is because these crimes are frequently committed
by people who are in authority positions, such as executives and upper
Examples of Serious White Collar Crimes
Numerous illegal acts are categorized as white collar crimes, including:
Defined as the misappropriation of funds, embezzlement typically occurs
when someone in a position of trust (like a manager or accountant) begins
to redirect or take the money for personal gain. Due to the nature of
the crime, this can often occur for long periods of time without detection.
An umbrella term that defines any form of fraudulent action, fraud can
be anything from counterfeiting to forgery. Some common targets of fraud
include taxes, banks, mail, and Internet. Penalties vary depending on
the circumstances of the crime.
Tax Evasion -
Citizens are required by law to pay federal and state taxes. While many
people will take actions to reduce the amount they need to pay, should
they act fraudulently or evade paying taxes wholly, they will be facing
a federal offense.
Aggressive Defense from Our Tampa Firm
At Thomas & Paulk, we aggressively defend clients who are facing charges
involving a white collar crime. We have an entire website dedicated to
white collar crimes, and how our firm can help. If you would like to learn
more about how we can step up to fight for you, please do not hesitate to
contact us as soon as possible! We are here to help defend your legal rights.