Michigan White Collar Crime
If you're an individual or corporation accused of a white collar crime such as health care fraud, bank fraud, tax fraud, bribery, forgery, perjury, custom violations, embezzlement and a host of other offenses, it's crucial to speak with an experienced Michigan criminal defense attorney immediately. If charged with a white collar crime, you face a substantial investigation and an uphill battle against the large and powerful state or federal government. You need a game plan for success and realistic expectations from day one.
Even though white collar is considered non-violent does not mean you won't face serious punishment, including significant prison time. Along with sitting in prison for part of your life, you could face an expensive restitution bill and heavy fines. If you hold a professional financial, law, medical, accounting and other licenses, those could be in jeopardy.
Another set of crimes, which I consider to be a subset of white collar crimes are computer crimes. Here are some of the common offenses:
Fraudulent Access - Intentionally accessing a computer or computer network with the intent to defraud or to obtain money, property, or services.
Unauthorized Access - Intentionally and without authorization, accessing a computer or computer network to damage or use that computer or network, or to insert an unwanted program (a virus).
Using a Computer to Commit a Crime - Using a computer or computer network to commit a crime, attempt to commit a crime, or to solicit someone to commit a crime. The person can also be convicted of any other crime arising out of the violation, but a conviction for the crime sought to be committed by use of the computer is not a prerequisite to a conviction under this statute.
Using the Internet to Commit a Crime Against a Minor -Using the Internet or a computer network to commit, attempt to commit, conspire to commit or to solicit another person to commit a violation of the following statutes in which the victim is intended or believed to be a minor.
Internet Stalking - Using the Internet or a computer network to commit, attempt to commit, conspire to commit or to solicit another person to commit a violation of the stalking statutes,
As a former prosecutor, I have prosecuted white collar offenders as a member of the powerful government. I know what it's like to investigate someone for financial crimes, build investigations and bring serious charges against successful business people. I now rely on that vast experience to help my clients charged with white collar offenses.
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