The term "white collar crime" is used as a type of slang meaning any crime committed in relation to a business. It refers to the stereotypically white collars of men in suits, as opposed to "blue collar" workers in uniforms.
White collar crimes can include, but are not limited to:
- Fraud (Internet, bank, credit card, insurance)
- Money laundering
- Trading, buying or selling proprietary information
- Tax evasion
While there are many jokes about "country club prisons" and lenient treatment for white collar criminals, the reality is that white collar crime is often prosecuted to the maximum penalties. If you or someone you know has been suspected of a white collar crime, we urge you to contact our firm today and seek the best legal representation from our experienced attorneys and professional staff. We're here to help.