Even if crimes are not violent, they can still have a big effect. This effect can be felt by many people. White collar crimes may not be violent, but they can have an effect on many people. In order to monitor these crimes, there are federal laws in place to make sure convicted individuals have a standard set for uniform penalties. Federal sentencing guidelines were put in place to make sentencing for white-collar crimes more uniform throughout the system. These guidelines were established by the U.S. Sentencing Commission to ensure more just laws were in place. With these laws in place, it is easier for officials to provide more appropriate penalties for white-collar criminals. Once the severity of these crimes was explored, the justice system put more strict punishments together. These consequences may include jail time for individuals who have committed white-collar crimes. The federal guidelines that were passed created multiple offense levels with varying degrees of punishments for individuals that are charged and found guilty of these crimes. There are 43 offense levels, six criminal history categories and four sentencing zones that are taken into consideration when deciding the punishment for a white-collar crime. These punishments can have a big effect on their lives.
What is considered a white-collar crime?
Since professionals in business, finance and government are referred to as white-collar workers, these crimes are called white-collar crimes. These crimes include forgery, identity theft, credit card theft, mortgage fraud, insurance fraud, employee theft, embezzlement, bad checks, gambling offenses and Ponzi schemes. The nature of these crimes may not be violent, but they can still have a far reach and can affect many other people. Since it can involve money, it may leave people in tough financial situations. This can greatly affect them and may do so for a long period of time. It is important to seek out the person who is responsible for the fraudulent behavior. They should be held liable and responsible to pay back the money to fix the situation.
When dealing with white-collar crimes, it would be in your best interest to contact an attorney. Professional legal experience can handle cases involving white-collar crimes. The severity of your crime may cause for life-changing circumstances. We want to help make sure that your future is not ruined.
If you have been charged with a crime in New Jersey, it is essential to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Contact the Law Office of Michael A. Policastro today to schedule a consultation so we can discuss your situation.