Many people say that white collar crimes are victimless, but most people who have participated in these crimes or been implicated know that isn't true. Whether you're the victim who had your money stolen or the person who faced becoming the "fall guy," anyone who is on the wrong side of the crime pays a price.
A hot topic in the news as of late has been college admissions fraud. With college admissions fraud, there is usually at least one person who helps certain people get into elite universities by aiding them in cheating on exams, passing on bribes or falsifying their applications.
This month, former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry began a two-year federal prison stay in South Carolina to be followed thereafter by three years of supervised release. He also faces a $10,000 fine.
Federal charges can add up quickly, especially if you've previously been sentenced for a drug crime. If this is not your first offense, then a strong defense is advisable, since you'll want to protect your freedoms.
Dealing or using drugs can get you into deep trouble with the law, especially in states where drug abuse is a significant problem. In Georgia, drug use and abuse are taken extremely seriously, as the state is known to have a drug-trafficking problem.
Many people who commit white collar crimes don't end up going to prison. In reality, a large number of people don't even face significant penalties. If you're accused of a federal white collar crime, then you need to know why that is and how to help yourself avoid penalties as well.