Los Angeles White Collar Crime Lawyer

Legal Consequences of Financially-Motivated Offenses

Having an investigation begun in your name can be one of the most frightening situations an individual can face. You may be wondering how you will ever recover if you are convicted. Will you lose your job? Will your family despise you? How will you become an active member of society again?

While these are all legitimate concerns raised by individuals accused of a white collar crime in Southern California, it is even more important to seek the answers to these questions. Fortunately, a Los Angeles white collar defense attorney from Okabe & Haushalter is highly experienced in navigating these matters. In 2015, our dedicated team secured minimum sentencing in what prosecutors called the largest public official bribery case resulting from a sting operation in U.S. history.

What is a white collar crime?

A white collar crime is a nonviolent, usually financial offense that includes any of the following criminal acts:

White Collar Crimes Laws & Penalties

There is no one body of law that governs and defines all white collar crimes together. While they all share a common thread (financially motivated and nonviolent), they are all found in different sections of the United States Code and are even investigated by different federal agencies such as the IRS and the U.S. Treasury. Listed below are some of the various white collar offenses and where they are found in the criminal codes:

  • Fraud and False Statements: Detailed in 18 U.S.C. Chapter 47
  • Tax Evasion: Detailed in 26 U.S.C. Chapter 7201 "Attempt to Evade or Defeat Tax"
  • Embezzlement: Detailed in 18 U.S.C. Chapter 31 "Embezzlement and Theft"
  • Extortion: Detailed in 18 U.S.C. Chapter 41 and § 872 "Extortion and Threats" and "Extortion by Officers or Employees of the United States"
  • Insider Trading: Detailed in 15 U.S.C. § 78u-1 "Civil Penalties for Insider Trading"

Contact Okabe & Haushalter today!

If you or someone you know is facing any white collar crime related investigation, your future is at stake. Your reputation and freedom will rely on your ability to hastily procure legal representation from a firm known for their ability to litigate in and out of a court room. Here, at our office, the legal team has years of intimate experience with the law and has been named a Los Angeles Magazine Super Lawyers for six consecutive years, from 2005 to 2010.

We have helped dozens in the Los Angeles and South Bay communities secure their future. Our criminal defense lawyers at the firm are extremely well-versed in all areas of the law, especially those pertaining to white collar crimes. When seeking exceptional legal counsel, look no further. Our team is here to help.

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