White Collar Crimes

Edwin H. Sutherland termed the phrase and defined white-collar crime as “approximately as a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation.” Symbolic interactionism, a sociological perspective, examines the creation of personal identity through individual and group interactions, and relationships. Sutherland defined the Differential Association Theory, to explain how deviants learn motivation and technical knowledge for deviant or criminal activity. Sutherland embraced the Interactionist Theory of Deviance, focusing on how people learn to be criminals. He believes criminal behavior is learned from interpersonal interaction with others.

White collar crimes can include offenses such as:

Bad Checks
Credit Card Fraud & Related Offenses
Forgery and Fraud
Insurance Fraud
Internet Crime
Mortgage Fraud
Computer Theft

Severe Penalties for White Collar Crimes

Individuals who are charged with white collar crimes usually don’t fit the classic profile of the hardened criminal. They tend to be well-educated and work in professional settings. However, white collar crimes still carry serious penalties and are typically charged as federal crimes.

When facing white collar criminal charges, defendants are often faced with seemingly insurmountable amounts of evidence. The evidence used against a white collar criminal can include e-mails, the contents of hard drives, banking records and other electronic data. Having an attorney behind you that knows how to sort through and process such vast amounts of information can make or break your case. Familiarity with todays e-discovery methods as well as case law can be critical.

If you have been charged with a white collar crime,  you can only make a well-informed decision about how to proceed after discussing your case with an attorney with the appropriate experience. If you would like to speak with me, call 1-732-845-3203 or e-mail Ray at rraya@rayalaw.com to set up a consultation.

I represent clients who have received a summons or been arrested on a wide variety of traffic and criminal offenses, defending them throughout New Jersey.

The Law Offices of Raymond A. Raya, Esq.

Monmouth County Lawyer

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