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Please note that the Law Office of Michael Guisti is a Criminal Defense Firm and we do not represent Victims of Fraud. We represent those who have been arrested for or charged with a Fraud Crime.

White Collar Offenses

Even though they don't involve a gun or a knife, the punishments for white collar crimes can be steep as any other criminal case. This doesn't even take into account the other consequences a white collar crime charge can include, like damage to your personal or professional reputation. Often, people charged with these crimes are dealing with the legal system for the first time. Anyone in this situation needs experienced representation from a tenacious attorney.

Law Office of Michael L. Guisti is here to help you through this stressful situation. Your choice of an experienced Orange County criminal defense attorney is key to guiding you successfully through these charges. Whether you're charged fraud, embezzlement, or any other white collar crime, we can help.

You can reach us at (888) 478-8999.

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What is a White Collar Crime?

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The term "white collar crime" refers to crimes that are non-violent and motivated by money. The phrase was first used decades ago by sociologist Edwin Sutherland in 1939 to describe "a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation." Many white collar crimes involved business and financial aspects that are much more complicated than your standard robbery. An experienced attorney can help you defend any of white collar crime charges.

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What Are Common Types of White Collar Crime?

Our firm is ready to handle all kinds of white collar crimes. Over the years, we've seen the following become the most common types of white collar crime:

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Fight White Collar Crime Charges in Orange County

White collar crime charges involve the non-violent theft of money or property. In many of these cases, the people charged with white collar crimes can have their assets, career, reputation, and even professional licensing at risk. The Law Office of Michael L. Guisti can handle white collar criminal proceedings, but can also represent you in civil actions related to your charge as well as licensing and disciplinary matters.

We've represented many executives, business people, and licensed professionals with a lot to lose in a white collar crime charge. Attorney Michael Guisti handles every case with discretion, working hard to keep our clients away from exposure to harmful publicity. We are here to be on your side.

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What Are Punishments for White Collar Crimes?

Punishments related to white collar crimes can lead to serious legal punishments. White collar crimes can result in:

  • Prison time
  • Huge fines
  • Having to pay money back to victims

While these legal punishments are life-altering, so is the stigma attached to a white collar crime sentence. This could include having problems finding future employment, or the loss of business licenses.

Call us today to discuss your case in a free case evaluation!

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Contact an Experienced OC White Collar Crime Defense Attorney

Law Office of Michael L. Guisti is here to fight for your legal rights. If you or someone close to you has been charged with a white collar crime, don't hesitate to call us at (714) 530-9690 or (888) 478-8999.

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Whether you're facing a felony or a misdemeanor, don't risk a conviction. Act quickly to redeem your reputation and protect your record by consulting with our Orange County criminal defense lawyer. Call today to schedule your free consultation.

(714) 530-9690

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