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White-collar crime is a generic term that is often used to describe crimes involving fraud, misrepresentation, and deceit. Often, both state and federal prosecutors can bring these charges upon individuals, but, depending on value, they may choose not to.
White-collar crimes involving fraud typically require the government to show knowledge, intent, and action in support of a fraudulent objective. It is important to remember, what may look like purposeful conduct to outside eyes, may be the result of unintentional negligence or mismanagement. Obtaining a white-collar crime attorney before speaking with governmental authorities will allow you to ensure that your interests are protected and that there will be no missteps in managing your interactions with the government.
Sometimes, the accused may be notified by a prosecutor that they are the subject of a criminal inquiry. The prosecutor may notify the accused that they are interested in discussing the case prior to indictment. A prosecutor’s rush to judgment can cause grievous and irreparable harm to a person’s reputation and standing in the community.
If you have received a “target letter” or any other communication from a state or federal prosecutor, you should hire an experienced white-collar crime attorney immediately. The award-winning attorneys at Cavanaugh & Thickens can help you and your family navigate the SC legal system. Contact our Columbia White Collar Crime Attorneys today for your personalized consultation.
Depending on the amount of money involved and the statute cited in the indictment, white-collar crimes in the state and federal courts can be considered a misdemeanor or felony charge.
Under South Carolina and federal law, individuals charged with white-collar crimes, depending on the case specifics, may be subject to:
These charges can also deeply harm your reputation. It is critical to hire an experienced white-collar crime attorney to help you fight these charges and get you the best possible outcome for you and your loved ones.
With a history of successfully trying a wide range of felony and misdemeanor criminal allegations, you can trust our white-collar crime attorneys to get you the best possible outcome for your case. Our white-collar crime attorneys are aggressive and capable lawyers who believe one mistake shouldn’t define your future or your loved ones’ futures.
During your free consultation, we will walk through the specifics of your case, so we can give you the most detailed description of how to best move forward and protect your rights. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced Columbia white-collar crime attorney, please call (803) 888-2200 ASAP.