White collar crimes can be defined as the non-violent crimes committed by a business or an individual in the course of regular activists. Some of these crimes include bribery, fraud, tax evasion and false advertisement. The aim of these crimes is to obtain property, money or services to gain an advantage in personal life or business.
According to a report released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, these crimes cost the United States economy more than $500 billion annually. Even though the local or the state law enforcement agencies are involved in such cases, the charges will always be presented only by Federal agencies such as the Secret Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Custom, United States Internal Revenue Service and the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
Penalties for these crimes often include imprisonment, fine, house arrest and community confinement. However, law enforcement agencies make mistakes while prosecuting such defendants. That is the reason it is important to call Gurovich, Berk & Associates if you have been charged with any of the white collar crimes because just going to the court can be embarrassing and humiliating.