Monday, October 5, 2015
Why Its Important to Take White Collar Cases Seriously
If you have been charged with a white collar crime, you could be sent to jail for many years and required to pay a large fine. In addition, you may be forced to pay restitution to your victims and lose some or all of your professional licenses. Therefore, you need to hire an attorney who may be able to help you fight your case in a competent manner.
An attorney may first try to have the case dismissed, which means that you don't face any penalties resulting from the case. However, it is more likely that your attorney will ask to settle the case without you having to acknowledge any wrongdoing. For example, you may agree to pay a fine or no longer work in your chosen field in exchange for the case being dropped.
In some cases, your employer may be held responsible for your actions if it can be proven that you were following orders or your actions were otherwise part of a larger company culture. In the event that your employer is held responsible in your case, you could escape any punishment at all. This means that you would be able to keep working in your chosen field and your employer would pay any financial penalties meted out.
White collar crime cases are typically too complex for anyone without a legal background to try them. Therefore, it is in your best interest to hire an attorney who will be able to navigate the law and ensure that your rights are protected.