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White collar crimes can carry serious penalties

If you aren't a law student or big into the news, you may be unaware of the term 'white collar crime.' The phrase got its name from the type of people who typically are accused and commit these crimes. People with white collars, were traditionally people in management, so dubbed in the latter half of the 20th century. Meanwhile, blue collar workers were typically laborers.

Since while collar crimes cover crimes of embezzlement, wire fraud and even tax evasion, these activities are more accessible and susceptible to white collar workers than their blue collar counterpart. However, white collar crimes can carry heavy penalties for those who are convicted. While it isn't a violent crime, it still can carry criminal penalties including jail time. With conviction of a white collar crime, many will lose their job, or a specific license or positive reputation that they once had while working in that industry.

When accused of a white collar crime, do you seek a plea bargain or take the accusation to court? At Donatoni & Crichton, our well-versed staff are prepared to represent individuals in West Chester, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas who are facing state and federal white collar criminal charges. Knowing which criminal defense strategy is best for you or a loved one accused of criminal charges is key to achieving the best possible outcome. Having an opportunity to tell the defense's side of the story could lead to an acquittal or a dropping of all charges.

White collar crime and the terms and law-language that comes with it can feel overwhelming. That's why allowing for a criminal defense strategy that comes from a trusted and reputable source is a great option. In situations where you may feel unsure or unprepared for what comes next, the lawyers at Donatoni & Crichton are here for you. White collar crime can carry serious penalties, especially if not properly defended.

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