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Defending Against White Collar Crimes in California

Investigations of white collar crimes usually require discovery motions to force prosecutors, employers, banks and other institutions to turn over records that can be used in your defense. The white collar crime lawyers at Corrigan Welbourn Stokke have a deep understanding of federal and state court proceedings, rules of evidence, and negotiations in these cases. Prosecutors typically do not pursue cases they don’t feel they can prove in trial. That is why it is essential to dig deeper into case facts to introduce reasonable doubt and win in the courtroom if the case goes to trial.

Types of White Collar Crimes in California

Newport Beach White collar crimes can include:

  • Bribery
  • Computer hacking
  • Corruption charges
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • Forgery
  • Fraud
  • Identify theft

A person charged with white collar crimes may result in serious penalties and consequences. If you or your business are under investigation by federal regulators for financial crimes, it is vital to have an experienced attorney on your side. The attorneys at Corrigan Welbourn Stokke, APLC have over 100 years of experience defending clients from their white collar crimes charges throughout Orange County. We have handled high profile cases and have extensive trial experience. Our legal team can guide you through this challenging process and can help you reduce or even dismiss your charges.

Contact our Newport Beach white collar crimes defense attorneys today for a free consultation at (949) 251-0330!

What are the Penalties for White Collar Crimes in California?

The most common penalty associated with white collar crimes is restitution. This is when the defendant has to return the money or property. In addition to replacing the money or property damages, the court can impose interest, fines, or penalty assessment fees. As a result, high restitution penalties create a lifelong financial burden for defendants. Even the accusation of a crime can do substantial harm to your professional reputation and future employment. Serious penalties for white collar crimes may also include fines up to $500,000 and up to 5 years in state prison.

A trial helps establish whether the crime was committed and identifies the financial loss. For example, you may admit to committing the crime of embezzlement of $5,000 while your employer states that you are responsible for a $30,000 loss. The amount of actual damage may be an issue for trial. California white collar and federal criminal cases are won based on pre-trial preparation. Your team of Newport Beach criminal defense attorneys must have the expertise and time to conduct an investigation and thorough research of your case. It is up to the prosecution to prove the amount of actual loss. A strong and aggressive Newport Beach criminal defense attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.

Often, white collar crimes are prosecuted at the federal level. Orange County Federal Courts are different from Orange County State Courts, and they require different strategies. Large government agencies investigate federal charges with virtually unlimited resources and time to build their cases. Orange County Federal crimes are usually prosecuted aggressively and can carry severe mandatory prison sentences. If you suspect that you may be charged or are under investigation by the federal government or the United States Attorney’s Office, it is critical to obtain the services of an experienced Orange County Federal white collar crimes attorneys.

Contact Our White Collar Crimes Attorney in Newport Beach Today

The Orange County criminal defense attorneys at Corrigan Welbourn Stokke always prepare for the possibility of a trial. Our criminal defense lawyers have extensive experience in defense cases that go to trial in Orange County Superior Court, United States District Court, the Central District of California, and federal courts across the United States.

An experienced Newport Beach criminal defense attorney is instrumental in minimizing associated penalties and fines, saving the defendant thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. An experienced Orange County criminal defense attorney can also work out a reasonable payment plan that allows the defendant to pay the damages back over a reasonable time, even while keeping the defendant out of jail or prison.

If you have been accused of white collar crime, it is vital to have an experienced attorney on your side. The attorneys at Corrigan Welbourn Stokke use a collaborative approach, so every client receives the benefit of over 100 years of collective legal experience. We have handled high profile cases involving politicians, celebrities, doctors, and lawyers. This knowledge equips us to develop strong and strategic defenses for our clients. Our main priority is to help our clients receive the best possible results for their case.

Contact our Newport Beach white collar crime defense lawyers today for a free case review at (949) 251-0330. We are available 24/7!


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