Hot Under the Collar?
Have you been charged with a federal white-collar crime? Federal charges are grave and consequential. A conviction in federal court can turn your life upside-down. White-collar crime can be particularly harmful to a person’s reputation. Even if you aren’t convicted, the charge alone can have negative effects on your career, relationships, and prospects.
The best thing you can do is call a white-collar federal defense attorney. Ted Hasse is a proactive attorney who can intervene before things progress too far. White-collar crime is considered a threat to the economy, and the charges can be a threat to your future. That’s why you need a formidable defense attorney on your side.
What is a White-Collar Crime?
White-collar crime, also known as corporate crime, is a financially-motivated crime that is committed using deception for illegal monetary gain. These crimes are usually perpetrated by business professionals who have access to the money of individuals or companies.
These crimes can be prosecuted on a state level. However, they become federal crimes if they affect interstate commerce. This essentially means that any aspect of the crime was committed in multiple states or affected people or companies in multiple states.
Some examples of white-collar crime are money laundering, embezzlement, misappropriation, extortion, insider trading, tax evasion, and bribery. One common white-collar crime is fraud, which includes bankruptcy fraud, insurance fraud, mortgage fraud, securities fraud, immigration fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud.
How Is Federal White-Collar Crime Charged?
While white-collar crime is generally non-violent, that doesn’t mean it’s victimless. Either an individual, a company, or the economy as a whole suffers. Because of that, the sentences for these crimes can be quite drastic, going as high as life in prison without the possibility of parole.
A federal white-collar charge or conviction could get you fired, suspended, or disbarred. You stand to lose any professional license you hold. What you need to focus on now, though, is what’s directly ahead. You must be prepared to go to trial. Not all federal cases go that far, but it’s best to assume your case will.
Ted Hasse is a trial-tested federal defense attorney who can put together a compelling defense. He knows what to expect in federal court, which means you can, too. An important thing to take into consideration with white-collar charges is whether you acted knowingly. Sometimes, these crimes are committed unintentionally. In those cases, Ted Hasse will fight to get the charges dropped.
There are a few ways to “win” a case in federal court. They go from good to better to best. The first is to get a minimum sentence. The second is to have the charges reduced. It’s rare, but defendants also sometimes win at trial. The best win, however, is to have the charges dropped before trial. Even if you are convicted, you can still file for post-conviction relief. It’s important to remember that federal prosecutors often win their cases, but that won’t stop Ted Hasse from doing everything he can to help you get the best possible outcome.
Free Consultation with a White-Collar Federal Defense Attorney
If you’re facing federal white-collar crime charges, you need a strong defense. Ted Hasse is a federal defense attorney with experience in federal court. He understands the charges and the process. He can explain your options and walk you through what to expect. For a free consultation, call (918) 932-2744.