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What is a White Collar Crime?

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

For instance.

  • Either fraud or embezzlement.
  • Both cybercrime and identity theft.
  • Either forgery or money laundering.
  • Also, tax evasion.


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Penalties for White Collar Crimes

The penalties for white collar crimes vary. It all depends on the crime. While some penalties are more serious than others, it generally depends on the amount of money involved.

For example.

  • Imprisonment.
  • High fines, not only in the thousands but also the millions.
  • Restitution for the victim.
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Legal Defenses for White Collar Crimes

In order to be guilty of a white-collar crime involving fraud, then fraudulent intent must be evident. If you didn’t intend to commit fraud, then this legal defense works.

If you are a victim of mistaken identity, then you were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

White collar crimes are usually both well-planned and thought out. It’s also possible that the person who committed the crime framed a set up. That is, he/she made it look like the defendant did it. So, false accusations happen very often in white collar crimes.

If you committed a white-collar crime because police coerced you in order to catch you, then you can use entrapment as a legal defense.

Have you been accused of committing a white collar crime? If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, then 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 Criminal Defense Attorney for White Collar Crime

I’m Mark A. Broughton. And I’m here to fight for you. I have not only been a defense Attorney for 40+ years but also I have represented thousands of people accused of crimes. Plus, I have extensive experience representing citizens charged with White Collar Crimes. For instance, Credit Card Fraud, Embezzlement and Insurance Fraud. Also, Prescription Drug Fraud.

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About Mark Broughton:

Not only compassionate but also honest and ethical. Additionally, he’s both highly experienced and carries an exceptional reputation:

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.

Other Qualifications:
  • 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.

Practice Areas

  • Federal Crime 40%
  • White Collar Crime 20%
  • Violent Crime 20%
  • Criminal Defense 10%
  • Sex Crimes 10%

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