WHITE COLLAR CRIMES
Provo UT Fraud Charge Defense Lawyer
Attorneys for Clients Accused of Financial Crimes
If you’ve been charged with a white collar crime such as fraud or embezzlement, you could be facing significant jail time, as well as financial penalties and a long-term criminal record. You need an attorney who is prepared to fight for your rights and take your case to trial if necessary.
At Esplin | Weight, we have defended many clients against Utah white collar crime charges. Contact us at our offices in Provo to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our criminal defense lawyers.
Defending You Against Serious Accusations
White collar crime is a general term for criminal offenses involving the theft of money or property through some sort of dishonest, though nonviolent, behavior. Common white collar charges under Utah law include:
- Investment fraud (including securities fraud)
- Communications fraud (including wire fraud and mail fraud)
- Check fraud
Any alleged white collar crime involving more than $5000 in cash or valuable goods will generally be charged in Utah as a felony, which may involve imprisonment for more than a year. Having a white collar crime on your criminal record can also have serious future employment consequences. It is extremely important for you to consult an experienced criminal defenselawyer as soon as possible.
Sorting Out the Complexities of Your Charges
There are several things that stand out about white collar crime cases. Often, these cases involve multiple, overlapping criminal accusations that require careful analysis by your criminal defense attorney. Also, there are often many alleged victims, each of which has a distinct claim.
Depending on the details of your case, the prosecutor may be seeking restitution for the alleged victims. We will carefully weigh the restitution that is being sought with the potential jail time consequences when advising you about your options.
If you’ve been accused of a white collar charge such as fraud or embezzlement, don’t hesitate to contact us to get an experienced criminal defense trial lawyer working on your case.