Salem White Collar Crime Lawyer
Fighting Charges of Fraud, Embezzlement, Forgery, and More
White collar crimes are non-violent crimes that usually involve some kind of fraud with a financial gain for the individual engaged in the crime. These crimes include many types of fraud, such as mortgage fraud, credit card fraud, insurance fraud, mail or wire fraud, and bank fraud. Other types of financial crimes such as embezzlement, insider trading or forgery are also called "white collar crimes" . See a Salem criminal defense attorney today, if you have been charged in any type of financial crime, as the penalties in a conviction can be extremely severe, and may be served in federal prison if the charges were filed in federal court.
White Collar Crime Attorney in Salem, MA
A white collar crime conviction can lead to a long prison sentence, restitution, loss of all your personal property and assets and other financial and personal repercussions. Even just facing charges could destroy your professional reputation. For example, embezzlement, a theft crime, will forever compromise your ability to get quality employment, as prospective employers are not likely to engage your services in their company. The sentencing for white collar crimes in Massachusetts varies based upon the amount of money in the case. For example, usury, which is charging more than the legal rate of interest on a loan, can carry a sentence of up to ten years in state prison and a fine of up to ten thousand dollars. In section one, of Massachusetts law, forging any kind of document from a will to a traveler's check could be punishable by up to ten years in state prison.
Searching for an attorney for your white collar crime case in Salem? Facing criminal charges in a white collar crime is a very serious issue and should be addressed with the help of an attorney with exceptional trial skills. Call my office today and I will help you by preparing an aggressive and intelligent defense for your case regardless of whether you have been charged in Salem, Lynn or the surrounding communities. I am Attorney Prendergast. I am a former police officer and prosecutor so this provides me with the inside track on how investigating officers collect their evidence, all the potential violations that could have taken place, and how to use these issues for your benefit in a white collar crime criminal accusation.
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