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White Collar Crimes
White Collar crimes in Georgia are generally non-violent felony charges such as fraud, identity theft, embezzlement, money laundering, tax evasion, and related acts of financial theft.
White Collar Crime in Georgia?
White collar crimes are non-violent crimes done for illicit financial gain. White collar crimes are most often committed by business owners, government employees and other people with direct access to and control of financial accounts. Employees who are involved in embezzlement, money-laundering and tax fraud schemes are often accused of white-collar crimes.
Arrests for these white-collar crimes almost always involve a thorough investigation to acquire evidence and documentation before making an arrest. Persons under investigation or arrested for white-collar crimes should hire a lawyer as soon as possible.
Examples of White Collar Crimes
- Ponzi Schemes
- Identity Theft
- Blackmail / Extortion
- Credit Card Fraud
- Computer / Internet Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Tax Evasion
- Insider Trading
- Securities Fraud
- Financial Records Fraud
White Collar Crimes in Georgia - OCGA § 16-9-121
- (a) A person commits the offense of identity fraud when he or she willfully and fraudulently:
- (1) Without authorization or consent, uses or possesses with intent to fraudulently use identifying information concerning a person;
- (2) Uses identifying information of an individual under 18 years old over whom he or she exercises custodial authority;
- (3) Uses or possesses with intent to fraudulently use identifying information concerning a deceased individual;
- (4) Creates, uses, or possesses with intent to fraudulently use any counterfeit or fictitious identifying information concerning a fictitious person with intent to use such counterfeit or fictitious identification information for the purpose of committing or facilitating the commission of a crime or fraud on another person; or
- (5) Without authorization or consent, creates, uses, or possesses with intent to fraudulently use any counterfeit or fictitious identifying information concerning a real person with intent to use such counterfeit or fictitious identification information for the purpose of committing or facilitating the commission of a crime or fraud on another person.
- (b) A person commits the offense of identity fraud by receipt of fraudulent identification information when he or she willingly accepts for identification purposes identifying information which he or she knows to be fraudulent, stolen, counterfeit, or fictitious. In any prosecution under this subsection it shall not be necessary to show a conviction of the principal thief, counterfeiter, or fraudulent user.
- (c) The offenses created by this Code section shall not merge with any other offense.
- (d) This Code section shall not apply to a person under the age of 21 who uses a fraudulent, counterfeit, or other false identification card for the purpose of obtaining entry into a business establishment or for purchasing items which he or she is not of legal age to purchase.
White Collar Crimes Lawyer in Cherokee County GA
If you need help with white collar criminal charges in Georgia you need to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible. Any criminal charges can be devastating to your finances, personal relationships, and ability to get a job. Contact a white collar crimes attorney online or call 770-956-1400.