What is White Collar Crime in Arizona?
White collar crimes are nonviolent, financially motivated crimes. These crimes can be perpetrated by individuals, businesses, other organizations, or government agents. The term “white collar crime” encompasses a vast range of potential criminal activity. A white collar crime can be one person issuing bad checks or can include vast fraud schemes against individuals, businesses, or the government.
The FBI states that white collar crimes “are characterized by deceit, concealment, or violation of trust and are not dependent on the application or threat of physical force or violence. The motivation behind these crimes is financial—to obtain or avoid losing money, property, or services or to secure a personal or business advantage.”
White Collar Crime in Arizona
Under the Arizona Criminal Law statutes, many different types of criminal activity fall under the purview of while collar crime. The code includes broad scope chapters, with each crime delineated thereunder.
- Forgery and Related Offenses
- Credit Card Fraud
- Business and Commercial Frauds
- Organized Crime
- Wireless Telephone Counterfeiting
- Possession or sale of cloned cellular or wireless telephones. R.S § 13-4802.
The foregoing are the broad chapters of Arizona white collar crime with only a few of the specific crimes thereunder. To review a full list of Arizona criminal law statutes visit here.
Conviction of a white collar crime can carry steep penalties, fines, and imprisonment. If you are under investigation, or have been charged with any white collar crime, we urge you to consult with a white collar criminal defense attorney immediately.
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