Albuquerque White Collar Crime Lawyer
About White Collar Crimes in New Mexico
A white collar crime is defined as a non-violent crime involving illegal financial transactions. Typically, professionals, executives, businessmen and administrative workers are the ones accused of this type of crime, which is why it is commonly referred to as "white-collar". If you have been accused of a white collar crime, then the strength of your defense could greatly affect the outcome of your case. Talk to an aggressive Albuquerque criminal defense lawyer from The Romero Law Firm, P.A. We are committed to thoroughly investigating our clients' cases, preparing each one as if they are going to trial.
Learn About the Types of White Collar Crimes
Crimes that are committed in a commercial environment for the purpose of financial gain could include the following:
If someone steals or misuses money entrusted to them by another party, then they may be accused of embezzlement. To secure a conviction of embezzlement, the prosecutor must show that the transfer was a fraudulent use of money that was legally owned by another person.
Attempting to disguise the fact that money was earned illegally by trying to show that it came from a legal source. Money laundering charges can often be combined with the charges for the crime that the person was trying to conceal such as drug trafficking.
Intentionally deceiving another person for personal gain or to deprive the victim. Fraud can include a number of different types such as securities fraud, credit card fraud, and healthcare fraud. To prove that fraud was committed, the prosecutor must show that the accused knowingly made a false statement to deceive the victim and that the victim suffered harm as a result of the deception.
If a person gives money or a gift in order to alter the conduct of the recipient, then it is considered bribery. The U.S. government considers this action to be illegal when a person bribes a public official; both the recipient and the donor may be arrested for the crime.
If a person trades the stock or securities of a public company because they have access to non-public information, then they may be accused of insider trading. Insider trading is illegal because it is considered a violation of public trust.
Have more questions about the crime of which you are accused? Speak to a white collar crime lawyer at our Albuquerque firm as soon as you can. We can advise you on how to best proceed.
Need an attorney for a white collar crime case in Albuquerque?
At The Romero Law Firm, P.A., we put our clients first. Our Albuquerque criminal attorneys want to make sure that you are properly defended, which is why we spend as much time as is necessary to research your case and determine how we can get your charges reduced or dismissed. We have represented clients in more than 10 different kinds of courts, including the United States Court of Appeals and the United States District Court. Even if you do not get the outcome that you wanted, we can help you appeal your case, taking it to a higher court if necessary.
White collar crimes can affect your career, livelihood and future: Don't take a white collar crime charge lightly! Fight for your rights and reputation today! Please call our office as soon as you can so we can begin working on your case.