Although modern media portrays white collar criminals as ultra-wealthy playboys living the dream making easy money, reality often plays out a different way. So-called white collar crime charges often end up being prosecuted against everyday people whose lives took a bad turn and left them with criminal allegations in their laps. White collar crimes include everything from small-scale embezzlement to big-money racketeering, and everyone accused of these crimes has a right to defend themselves against these allegations in the courtroom. If you or someone you know are facing one of these criminal charges in Los Angeles county, contact a white collar crime lawyer in Hermosa Beach to learn more about your legal options.
Common types of white collar crimes
There is a large umbrella under which many criminal offenses referred to as “white collar crimes” fit under. Some of the common types of white collar crimes we see in our practice include:
This list is not exhaustive. Many nonviolent crimes committed for the purposes of personal gain are considered white collar crimes, and our attorneys are capable of taking on any of these cases.
Federal vs. state crimes
Some types of white collar crimes are illegal only at the state level. However, many of these crimes are also illegal at the federal level, meaning they violate not only the California Penal Code, but also the United States Code. It is crucial that you seek counsel who is thoroughly familiar with both local laws and federal laws that apply to your criminal case. The attorneys at Okabe and Haushalter are well-acquainted with both state and federal laws, and have gotten results in white collar crimes cases that were ultimately beneficial to their clients.
How an adept attorney can assist you with your case
Whether you are facing a single misdemeanor charge or multiple federal charges, having a good attorney beside you in the courtroom can affect the results you get in court. A knowledgeable criminal defense attorney will study the laws pertaining to your case and review the outcomes of similar cases from the past when putting together your defense plan. Your attorney can then tailor a defense that uniquely fits your case, which may include bargaining for lesser charges and lesser sentences or even seeking an acquittal if applicable.
Let us represent you in court
When you are ready to put up the best defense against your charges in court, contact a white collar crime lawyer in Hermosa Beach at Okabe and Haushalter. Our attorneys are adept at fighting these charges in a court of law, and can put their criminal law expertise to work for you whether you are facing state charges or federal charges. We will advocate for you in the courtroom and negotiate a satisfying outcome for your case so you can get back to living your life sooner. Contact us now for a free consultation.
The Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys at Okabe & Haushalter are ready to fight to tooth and nail for you. You have most likely heard of our firm from our television appearances, newspaper articles and other media from the national and international covered cases we have handled.