What are some examples of white-collar crime in Arizona?
Definition aside, perhaps the best way to understand white-collar crime in Arizona is to look at the types of crime that fall under its umbrella. White-collar crimes include:
- Bank fraud, which is attempting to obtain money or assets from a bank or other financial institution through fraudulent means.
- Blackmail, which is attempting to obtain money from a person in return for not revealing potentially compromising information.
- Bribery, which is using the gift of money or other items in order to change the recipient's behavior.
- Embezzlement, which is taking money or property that has been entrusted to you but belongs to your company or someone else.
- Counterfeiting, which is creating an imitation of currency or another item in order to pass it off as the real thing.
Ultimately, white-collar crime can be a complicated and slippery term. Unfortunately, many court cases involving white-collar crime also become complicated quickly. Those who commit so-called white-collar crimes often walk the line between legitimate business activity and criminal offense.
If you or a loved one has been accused of white-collar crime in Arizona, contact a Phoenix criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible at 1-888-929-5292. We are devoted to helping our clients with complicated cases, and can offer clear, honest answers to your questions. For further reading, we recommend you request a FREE copy of our book, Arizona Criminal Law - What You Must Know.