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Defending Against White Collar Crime Charges in Clarke County

Coined in 1939, the term "white-collar crimes" refers to nonviolent crimes that are usually committed by business professionals or those within the government. While the FBI sums up white-collar crimes as "lying, cheating, and stealing," there are more than two dozen types of white-collar crimes and schemes. An Athens white collar criminal defense lawyer can represent you if you are facing charges.

Have you been accused of a white collar crime? Call Law Offices of J. Lee Webb today at (706) 705-5122 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our Athens white collar crime attorney.

Types of White Collar Crimes

The goal of each white-collar crime is almost always the same: financial gain. That being said, there are a variety of types of white-collar crimes that can be committed, a conviction for any of which can significantly impact a person's life.

Some of the most common white-collar crimes include:

  • Bank fraud
  • Bribery
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • Healthcare fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Insider trading
  • Investment fraud
  • Tax evasion
  • Kickback schemes
  • Blackmail

The above list is by no means inclusive; any act that seeks to make a financial gain at the expense of another, and does so using fraudulent or deceptive methods, may be considered a white collar crime.

What are the Penalties For White Collar Crimes in Georgia?

While white-collar crimes are nonviolent in nature, a person should not be fooled into thinking that the penalties for committing a white collar crime are minimal; rather, white collar crimes are prosecuted harshly in the state. Identity theft in Athens, for example, is a very serious charge. A conviction for identity theft carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000 for a first offense; a subsequent offense is punished even more aggressively. A conviction of forgery in the first degree, similarly, is punishable by imprisonment of not more than 10 years, according to Georgia Code Section 16-9-1.

Contact Our White Collar Crime Attorney in Athens Today

When you are facing white collar criminal charges, especially those charges that are false that are pending against you, speaking with the experienced Athens white collar crime attorney at the Law Offices of J. Lee Webb is in your best interest. Our team has a proven record of criminal defense success and can guide you through not only understanding the charges against you but can also provide you with strong defense representation if hired.

Contact Law Offices of J. Lee Webb today to get in touch with our Athens white collar crime lawyer.

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