Oregon White Collar Defense Lawyer
Some people erroneously assume that because their charge is a non-violent
matter, the penalties will not be harsh. This could not be further from
the truth. White collar offenses in Oregon are very serious. In fact,
some white collar allegations can carry a mandatory minimum prison sentence
upon conviction. White collar offenses are complex and often involve allegations
of theft or other property crimes. They can also involve voluminous discovery.
White collar allegations can include:
- Computer-related offenses
- Money laundering
- Consumer fraud
- Identity or credit card theft
- Internet fraud
- Tax fraud
- Mail fraud
Innocent Mistakes Can Result in Serious White Collar Charges
Many so-called white collar allegations arise out of misunderstandings
or are the product of cover-up and deflection of other people's wrongdoings.
Allegations involving bankruptcy fraud, Medicare / Medicaid fraud, tax
fraud, credit card fraud, insurance fraud tax fraud, or check fraud generally
require some sort of mens rea or intent element.
The government generally has to have proof that someone intended to steal
or defraud. The truth is that people can and do get charged with these
alleged offenses because of innocent mistakes from filling out complicated
and confusing documents.
What to Do When You Are Accused of a White Collar Offense
If you are charged with a white collar offense, you need to call an experienced
criminal defense attorney in Bend to represent you right away. Conviction
could result in job loss, imprisonment, asset seizure, fines, and a damaged
reputation. I am an experienced legal advocate who has helped people navigate
their complex legal issues for 16 years.
Call Hughes Law now to learn how I can help you.