White Collar Crime

The phrase “white collar crime” generally refers to non-violent professional misconduct. This is not a legal term; rather, it is used by people who research criminology to distinguish between violent and non-violent forms of theft. There are many different offenses that can be labeled as white collar crimes.

If you have been accused of a criminal offense, you need dedicated and efficient legal assistance. Cape Cod criminal defense attorney James Powderly can provide the information and aggressive defense that you need. Call our offices today at 508-343-0676.

Examples of White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes are generally committed by professionals, politicians, or public employees. Some of the more common examples of these crimes include:

  • Embezzlement (the misuse of money that has been entrusted to a person)
  • Bribery of law enforcement agents or public officials
  • Price fixing (an illegal agreement between businesses to control the price of a commodity)
  • Trading in illegal commodities on the black market
  • Violation of environmental laws
  • Insurance, tax, or mail fraud

Of course, the penalties for these crimes vary, but they are often strict. White collar crimes can be penalized with steep fines, mandatory community service, and even jail time. In addition, a conviction of one of these crimes can severely damage a business’s or person’s reputation.

If you have been accused of a white collar crime, you need effective legal assistance. Cape Cod criminal defense lawyer James Powderly is prepared to offer the information and legal representation you need.

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Cape Cod criminal defense attorney James Powderly is committed to fighting for our clients’ rights. To discuss how we may be able to help you, contact us by calling 508-343-0676.


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