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Experienced Defense Against White Collar crimes in Oregon

You may have heard the term "white-collar crime" before, but you may be unsure about which types of crimes really fall under this category. White-collar crimes are often associated with fraud and theft and typically lack a violent element.

White-collar crimes are viewed constantly by state prosecutors as serious crimes. They can result in extensive fines, forfeiture of assets, the necessity to pay restitution, conditional supervised release, and even imprisonment. There is entirely no reason not to take these federal crimes seriously. If convicted, there is a strong likelihood that state prosecutors will impose some or all of these penalties.

If you’re facing this type of criminal charge, we can help. Our Bend white-collar criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience handling white-collar criminal charges. We can use this foundation to help mitigate your blame or avoid a conviction entirely. When you need skilled legal representation, call Ward Grover.

What Is White Collar Crime?

White-collar crime refers to non-violent, financially motivated offenses typically committed by individuals or organizations in the course of their legitimate business or professional activities. These crimes are often characterized by deceit, concealment, or violation of trust and are usually carried out for the purpose of financial gain. White-collar crimes can have significant financial, economic, and social impacts.

White-collar crimes are typically investigated by law enforcement agencies and prosecuted by government authorities. Due to the complex nature of these crimes, cases often involve extensive financial records and may require the expertise of forensic accountants and other specialists. Penalties for white-collar crimes can include fines, restitution, probation, and imprisonment, depending on the severity of the offense and the laws of the jurisdiction.

Have you been charged with a white collar crime in Oregon? Call Ward & Grover today at (541) 312-5150 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our white collar crime attorney in Bend.

Types of White Collar Crime Cases We Defend

Our Bend white-collar crime lawyers handle all types of criminal cases, including:

  • Bank fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Healthcare fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Insider trading
  • Mail fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Tax fraud

What Are The Two Most Common White Collar Crimes?

Two of the most common types of white-collar crimes are embezzlement and fraud. These cases tend to be very complicated and require dedicated attention because penalties can be steep.

In addition to very high fines, you may also be facing a prison sentence, probation, and restitution. The particulars of your case will determine what you are charged with and the penalties. Regardless of what you are charged with, you can be sure that prosecutors will aggressively pursue your conviction.

Is Insider Trading a Corporate Crime?

Insider trading is considered a corporate crime. Insider trading by employees from a corporation may be held liable if the following are true

  • the employee must perform the criminal act within the scope of his employment
  • and the corporation must be an intended beneficiary of the act

Contact Our White Collar Crimes Attorney in Bend Today

At Ward Grover, we know how overwhelming it is to face criminal charges. You are probably concerned about your future and have a lot of questions. Our Bend white-collar crimes lawyers work diligently to investigate cases for clients all over Deschutes County.

We can help you understand the charges brought against you and uncover all of your legal options. When you need guidance from lawyers you can trust, Ward Grover is there for you. We’re always available for our clients, even outside of traditional business hours. By hiring us, you’re getting an aggressive advocate on your side, fighting for your future.

Contact Ward & Grover today to get started on your defense with our Bend white collar crimes lawyer.

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What Sets Us Apart?

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  • Known in the Community as a Trusted Law Firm

  • We Provide Personal Attention to Every Client

  • We Handle Cases at Both State and Federal Levels

  • Our Team Consists of Criminal Defense Specialists

  • Our Firm Is Focused on Criminal Defense

  • We Have over 50 Years of Combined Experience

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  • Assault IV Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Assault and Harassment Case Dismissed
  • Private Indecency, Criminal Mistreatment I x2 (felony) Not Guilty Verdict
  • Sex Abuse III x4 Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and Reckless Driving Not Guilty Jury Verdict
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