White collar crimes are often treated with less negative stigma from society because there are a couple misconceptions about the term white collar crimes. The first misconception is that white collar crimes are only for high ranking officials like executives and board members. The reality is that anyone can be charged with a white collar crime from the highest ranking executive and the biggest corporation to the stock boy at your local grocery store. The other misconception is that white collar crimes are not as serious as other crimes. This misconception partly comes from the fact that people don’t look down on white collar criminals as much because they come from higher society and the crimes aren’t normally violent or sexually abusive.
Types of White Collar Crimes in Utah
White collar crime is a fairly broad term but in general it includes crimes that involve deceit, lies, or misrepresentations to obtain money, property, or assets with the intent to deprive it from its rightful owner. Some of the more common white collar crimes are listed below:
- Identity Theft
Ogden Criminal Defense Attorney | Defending Against White Collar Crimes
White collar crimes are very serious crimes that carry with them very serious and very harsh penalties. One of the difficult things with white collar crimes is that the court usually requires restitution, meaning the defendant if convicted could be required to pay thousands of dollars back to the people he or she stole it from. If you or a loved one is facing a white collar crime in Ogden, Bountiful, or any part of Northern Utah then call the lawyers at Ogden Criminal Defense today, we can help you defend yourself and protect your rights.