The term "white collar crime" is often used to broadly describe non-violent offenses primarily motivated by monetary gain. Although white collar crimes were once associated with people of higher social status or class, today just about anyone can face serious charges of fraud, embezzlement, or other offenses involving money or property. And the penalties for these crimes can be just as harsh as some violent offenses.
If you are facing these kinds of charges, the Yukon white collar crime lawyers at Fassio Law can advise you of your rights and defend your interests in court. We understand that a criminal charge is a potentially life-altering event. And that is why we will help you to explore every option when it comes to handling your case.
Most white collar crimes involve the use of deceptive or dishonest conduct in order to obtain the money or property of another, i.e., fraud. Some common examples of fraud that we defend clients against include:
There are a number of possible defenses to a white collar charge depending on the specific facts of the case. For example, the defendant may be able to show "lack of intent" to defraud, which can defeat many fraud-based charges. Or there may be proof that the defendant acted under duress or coercion. The police may have also violated the defendant's rights in the course of their investigation, such as by conducting an improper search or seizure of key evidence.
Even in cases where a person is prepared to accept some degree of responsibility, it is still in their best interest to work with an experienced Yukon white collar crime lawyer. At Fassio Law, we will listen to your story and explain the law to you. It may be possible to negotiate a plea agreement with the prosecution to minimize the severity of a potential sentence. And if you do have a strong possible defense, we can take aggressive action to assert your rights in court.