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What is a White Collar Crime?

The term 'white collar crime' is a broad term that is used to describe any type of non-violent crime that generally involves some sort of cheating or lying. Typically these types of crimes are done in order to gain finances in some way, whether through fraud or any type of dishonesty. The easiest way to think of a white collar crime is any financially motivated crime that would generally be committed in the business field.

To help you get an idea of what falls under this category, here are some examples of this type of crime:

  • Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Money Laundering
  • Forgery
  • Bribery
  • Identity Theft
  • Counterfeiting
  • Tax Evasion

Fraud is a very broad term, there are countless types of crimes that are all classified as white collar crimes. Some of the popular types of fraud cases that we deal with are:

  • Mail fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Mortgage fraud

If you are facing any type of white collar crime charges, you are going to need an aggressive legal advocate to assist you in defending yourself.

White collar crimes are similar to blue collar crimes, but the key difference is that blue collar crimes are committed in a state of rage or passion. White collar crimes are generally planned our and carefully executed, whereas blue collar crimes are committed on a whim due to some sort of emotion.

White collar crimes are sometimes referred to as 'paper crimes' or a crime that committed in a white collar workplace. Blue collar crimes are generally committed by the average working class and can involve violence. If you have any further questions regarding white collar crimes, or any other criminal offense in Connecticut, feel free to contact us.

Carlson & Dumeer, LLC offers a free case evaluation, so you can ask us questions or discuss a unique criminal case at no cost!