Fight To Protect Your Reputation Against Charges Of White Collar Crimes
In North Carolina, white collar crimes are nonviolent crimes that include deceit or fraud, with the goal of making money in an illegal manner. Although they are nonviolent, they often rise to felony-level offenses, making them serious crimes that can tarnish your reputation forever and destroy your career. If you are facing a white collar offense, you need smart, capable attorneys to protect your legal rights.
The father-daughter team at Dickerson Law Firm has over 60 years of combined legal experience, serving clients in Hillsborough and the surrounding area. They handle every criminal case with the compassion and consideration each client deserves, and they understand what is at stake in your case.
What Crimes Are Considered White Collar Crimes?
The term “white collar” is less a legal term and more a descriptive category. It covers a broad spectrum of illegal activity, some sophisticated and some not. Examples of white collar crimes include:
- Credit card theft
- Identity theft
- Insurance fraud
- Tax evasion
Facing Felony Charges In Many White Collar Cases
When a crime — like theft — involves money, the level of crime is often based on the amount of money involved. For regular theft, anything under $1,000 will usually be charged as a misdemeanor, and anything more is a felony. Sometimes, however, the circumstances dictate whether the charge is a misdemeanor or felony. For example, any theft of company property is a felony under North Carolina’s embezzlement law.
Many white collar crimes — tax evasion, for example — may be pursued as federal crimes. In that case, you need attorneys who are not only licensed to practice in federal court, but have experience handling federal criminal defense cases. Our attorneys have decades of experience and are ready to help you.
We Will Help You Fight For Your Freedom
Dickerson Law Firm can help you understand the charges you face, the elements of the crime the prosecutor must prove and the defenses available to you. We will stand by you throughout your case, collaborating with you on your legal goals and helping you make informed decisions about your defense.