What are White Collar Crimes?
White-collar crimes are usually both financially motivated and non-violent. They are also usually committed by either a business or a government professional. Plus, they usually involve either deceit, concealment or violation of trust. That is, instead of violence. Either the FBI or the Department of Homeland Security handles most white collar crimes. Therefore, white collar crimes are charged at the federal level.
Types of White Collar Crimes
The most common white collar crimes include:
- Identity theft
- Money laundering
- Tax evasion
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Penalties for White Collar Crimes
The penalties for white collar crimes vary. It all depends on the crime committed. While some penalties are more serious than others, it generally depends on the amount of money involved.
Some of the most common penalties for white collar crimes include:
- High fines, not only in the thousands but also the millions.
- Restitution to the victim and criminal forfeiture
Have you been legally accused of committing white collar crimes? If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, it is essential to obtain legal council for help. Also, it’s important to take your charges seriously. Finally, don’t just hope for the best. Hire an attorney who not only understands your situation but also the consequences you face.
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Your Defense Attorney for White Collar Crimes
I’m Mark A. Broughton and I’m here to fight for you. I have been a defense Attorney for 40+ years and have represented thousands of people accused of crimes. I have extensive experience representing citizens charged with White Collar Crimes such as Credit Card Fraud, Embezzlement, Insurance Fraud, and Prescription Drug Fraud, to name a few.
About Mark Broughton:
Compassionate, highly experienced, exceptional reputation, ethical and honest:
Mark Broughton has been practicing law for over 40 years. He estimates that he has conducted over 200 jury trials. That is, everything from DUIs, drug cases and sex cases to domestic violence, assaults and “three-strikes” cases. Plus, dozens of cases involving criminal street gangs, gun/deadly weapons, drive-by shootings and robberies. Additionally, Mark has defended people accused of both attempted murder and murder (including special circumstance murder cases).
He received many outright not guilty verdicts for his clients in all of these types of cases, including several murder cases. At one time, between 2005-2007, the jury found his clients not guilty in four separate cases in a row.
Mark Broughton is both qualified as a death penalty lawyer and is on the special circumstances/death penalty panel of attorneys in Fresno, California. Plus, he is regularly appointed to special circumstances/death penalty murder cases by the Fresno County Superior Court.
- Certified Specialist Criminal Law, State Bar of California
- Board of Trustees, State Bar of California
- Chairman, Fresno County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
Mark Broughton enjoys close relationships with his clients. He sees every individual’s situation not only with compassion but also empathy. Furthermore, he believes that every person not only has the right to a fair trial but also is innocent until proven guilty.
Above all, he enjoys helping reunite his clients with their families. That is, during and after dealing with perhaps the most difficult time in their lives. Mark not only defends his clients, but also he goes through the challenging criminal process with them.
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- White Collar Crime 20%
- Violent Crime 20%
- Criminal Defense 10%
- Sex Crimes 10%