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New York White Collar Crimes

A New York White Collar Crime Lawyer will tell you that a White Collar Crime is defined as a criminal act that is committed by a person of high social status. Usually this crime involves fraud of some type. The FBI defines the crime of fraud as the deliberate act of deception for profit. Today more than ever, this type of crime is very prevalent in our society, and is an area of focus for the Office of the District Attorney.

The Office of the District Attorney as well as the US Attorneys Office spends a great deal of time and effort pursuing perpetrators of White Collar Crime. Interestingly, there is no official charge of White Collar Crime. Rather, it is a collection of crimes with the unifying component of fraud. The following is a list of some of the crimes that are considered White Collar Crime:

Most White Collar Crimes can involve more than one criminal charge, and can be tried in different jurisdictions. For instance, someone steals a social security number from a computer, and that number is then put on a credit card application. The perpetrator then receives the card and charges thousands of dollars on it. This act involves multiple criminal charges. The defendant can be held responsible for federal criminal charges, state charges from the New York District Attorney or Attorney General, or all of these. In this scenario, there is bank fraud, federal mail fraud, and possibly both state and federal grand larceny charges.

Whether you are charged with federal or state charges largely depends on the US Attorney. In a high profile case, both the US Attorney and the District Attorney may both decide to prosecute. One determining factor will be the dollar amount involved. Other factors that will be considered are the type of theft committed, the number of victims, and who the victims are. These types of crime also touch on the issue of double jeopardy. This means that you are charged more than once of the same crime.

If you have been charged with a White Collar Crime, it is important to speak with a New York Criminal Lawyer as soon as possible. Being charged with a White Collar crime is a serious matter. It is important to ensure that you have an experienced lawyer working on your behalf to protect your rights. Contact the Law Office of Barry C. Weiss P.C. Whether you have been charged with Bank Fraud, Money Laundering or Grand Larceny, we can help. We will provide you with sound advice as well as a free consultation. Contact us today at 800.696.9529. We have offices throughout New York City to serve you, including Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. We also have locations in Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island. Call today to receive your free consultation.

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