White collar crimes come in all shapes and sizes.


There are many types of white-collar crimes, such as bribery and forgery. A person can be convicted of bribery if it can be proved that he or she gave a bribe to a public servant with the intent of influencing a vote, opinion, or judgment in that servant's official capacity. This specific crime in considered a class 4 felony.

Forgery is also a class 4 felony and is committed when a person purposely defrauds someone by falsely making, completing, or altering a written instrument. Forgery is also committed when a person knowingly possesses a forged written instrument or offers a forged instrument that contains false information.


Other types of white collar crimes include embezzlement, theft, larceny, extortion, fraud schemes, money laundering, perjury, tax evasion, and participating in organized crime and racketeering.

Penalties for white-collar crimes

Someone convicted of an Arizona white-collar crime could face a wide range of consequences, such as prison, fines, and civil charges.

Contact us today if you would like more information on white collar crimes and to order our free book, Arizona Criminal Law - What You Must Know.

If you have been accused of a white-collar crime, contact one of our Phoenix criminal defense attorneys at the law firm of Curry, Pearson & Wooten at 6
02-258-1000 or toll free at 1-888-9AZLAWCOM (888-929-5292).
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