White Collar Criminal Defenses

The penalties for white-collar crime vary depending on the degree of the defense, but they usually include either jail time. In either federal or state prison, fines, restitution (the return of money or property to the victim), forfeiture (the giving up of money or property), supervised release, or home detention.

If you are under investigation for white-collar offense and have to go to trial, a skilled white-collar criminal lawyer in Sacramento will examine a variety of defenses for you to undergo.  Duress, which is a threat of harm made to compel a person to do something against his or her will or judgment is a possible defense you could use.

Entrapment is a common defense in which law enforcement officials have coerced a defendant into committing a criminal act that he or she otherwise would not have committed.  Absence of intent is another common defense you can use if your attorney can convince the prosecutors or a judge that you lacked the intent to commit a crime.  If you are under investigation for a white-collar offense, you must realize that you are in a lot of trouble and that you must actively participate with your white-collar specialists to help fix the problem.