White or Blue Collar – It Is Still a Crime
Jan 25, 2009
While a lot of people think white-collar crime is fairly benign and really only means you’ve snagged something from the office, the scope is actually a lot wider than that. White-collar crime may include things like telemarketing schemes, insurance fraud, insider trading, bait and switch schemes, and price fixing.
These cases are quite complex and require a lot of case preparation, and if you want a highly qualified attorney in your corner on charges like this, then go for the gold and hire Daniel Wannamaker of Wannamaker and Associates in Austin, Texas.
“My point of view is that even if you are charged with one of the crimes I’ve already mentioned, that does not mean you are guilty of that crime. That is why you come to me in the first place, because you are entitled, by law, to a defense,” indicated Wannamaker.
“One of the things I will need to know immediately is what particular crime you are charged with or think you may be charged with. This is where I may be able to intervene in the process and have charges thrown out or reduced,” said Wannamaker.
White-collar crime is usually defined as property crimes that are associated with business, ones which don’t end up causing physical injury to people. This isn’t to say it won’t cause economic harm though. “The best example of a white-collar crime case is the Enron fiasco, or the Martha Stewart case,” recalled Wannamaker.
“Those about to be charged with a white-collar crime may be accused of wire or mail fraud, because it is easier to get a conviction in this area,” said Wannamaker of Wannamaker and Associates, Austin, Texas, ” so make sure you know specifically what you are being charged with. This will save us a lot of time later.”