White collar criminal activities are usually committed by people in positions of authority, trust and power, typically in their place of work and sometimes with the explicit or implicit consent of their employers. White collar crimes are generally non-violent and primarily relate to some type of financial gain to the perpetrator.
White collar crimes are usually crimes of theft and deception committed by salaried professional people as opposed to other crimes that use force. White collar crimes can be prosecuted at the state level or federal level, or both. Penalties for being convicted of white collar crime typically consist of fines, restitution and, in some cases, prison.
Some of the more common white collar crimes in Ohio, along with their definitions, can be found by clicking on the following Ohio Revised Code sections:
If you suspect that you are under investigation for a white collar crime, contact Attorney Weisenburger immediately. He can help minimize the consequences. By asserting your rights from the outset Attorney Weisenburger may be able to help you avoid having charges formally filed, or lessen the impact of any charges eventually pursued.
Swift action can often resolve the problem. Sometimes it’s possible to head off an indictment before it is issued.
Under no circumstances should you EVER consider speaking with investigators, detectives or law enforcement officers about any potential involvement!
Making any sort of statement to authorities will most likely cause irreparable harm to your case which cannot later be undone by an attorney. It is not a choice between telling the truth or lying: the wise choice is to not speak at all… and call a skilled criminal defense lawyer immediately!
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